Drum Your Drum

The Little Drummer Boy came and played his drum for the newborn King – “pa rup pa pum pum, rup pa pum pum, rup pa pum pum.”  So goes the Christmas song. The boy arrived at the manger without a gift for the King. He felt unworthy until it dawned...

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Worship, Wonder and War

I came to church as a guitar player who could sing a little. Over time, I developed some skill in leading worship with a small group in a coffee house. Those song sets were not so polished, but lots of fun. I can even say that the whole experience helped...

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A Witness That Speaks Large

Toward the end of the book of Joshua, we read of a conflict that sprung up among the tribes of Israel. At the center of it all was a big altar named “Ed” — “And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: for it...

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Where God Dwells

How amiable are your tabernacles! O Lord of hosts (Psalm 84:1). The place where God dwells must be a lovely place, right? The word “tabernacles” stirs in our mind images of holy places with holy things. Toward the end of Exodus, we read of the Tabernacle patterned by the Lord...

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