Posts Tagged "Faith"

The Blog Patrol (May 5, 2009)

“The Blog Patrol” enters its second month of existence with this week’s post. I hope that everyone is finding it a useful summary of relevant blog articles. The response I’m getting is overwhelmingly positive, so I plan to continue “The Blog Patrol” indefinitely. There were two big conferences on Children’s Ministry this past week (Orange and Children Desiring God), which may explain the heavy Children’s Ministry content this week.

Wednesday (April 29, 2009)

Living a Life of Prayer

  • Terry Delaney provides insight into how to get your children to pray – both your own children and children you interact with in ministry.

Does God Love Everyone?

  • This article from Geoff Ashley looks at God’s love under the light of sovereign election.

#532. Arguing about why bad things happen to good people.

  • From Stuff Christians Like, this article looks at the age old question of why God allows suffering and what our response to it should be.

Your Child’s Profession of Faith

  • This article looks at Dennis Gundersen’s booklet “Your Child’s Profession of Faith” which deals with the issue of knowing whether or not your children are truly saved.

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Somewhere in the middle…

One of my favorite groups is Casting Crowns.  When they released their third studio album “The Alter and the Door,” the song “East to West” became an instant classic.  There is another song on that CD though that ranks as my favorite.  It speaks to my heart, but at the same time I find it to be one of the more convicting songs I hear as well.  Maybe that’s why I like it so much.  The song reminds me every time I hear it that my Christian journey is not complete, and it is only by the grace of God and for his glory that I continue to run the race.

The name of the song is “Somewhere in the Middle,” and I think the lyrics provide a valuable insight into how we, as American Christians, do live and how we should live our lives as devoted followers of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Let’s have a look at the first couple of verses:

Somewhere between the hot and the cold
Somewhere between the new and the old
Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be
Somewhere in the middle, You’ll find me

Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who You’re making me
Somewhere in the middle, You’ll find me

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