Tag Archives: Idolatry

Loving God Ultimately

Loving God Ultimately

This entry is part 9 of 54 in the series One Thing Have I Desired You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

You want me to tell you why God is to be loved and how much. I answer, the reason for loving God is God Himself; and the measure of love due to Him is immeasurable love. – Bernard of Clairvaux To fulfill the Great Commandment, we must love God, not merely the idea of loving… Continue Reading

Van Cliburn pianist talks music in worship

Van Cliburn pianist talks music in worship

World Magazine interviews pianist Alex McDonald. Here’s a relevant snippet: In modern churches, we have a graven image of what the experience of God ought to be like, and we want our music to simulate that experience in us. It could be an organ or a praise team—either can create a God experience that may… Continue Reading

Worldly Worship

Worldly Worship

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Faulty Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Because the Bible tells us that we must worship God acceptably (Hebrews 12:28), there is by necessity the possibility of worshipping God in an unacceptable, or faulty, way. Faulty worship occurs in different ways. Worship can be faulty because of a lack of heart in the worship, because it is focused on the wrong object,… Continue Reading

Are “worship wars” worth fighting?

Are “worship wars” worth fighting?

Just a quick link and a note since I’ve been traveling all day. This is an interesting post comparing worship wars in Scripture to those of today. I think it is a worthy comparison. A few commenters on my Google+ profile took exception to making such a comparison. Here was my reply: I certainly agree… Continue Reading

Nor shall your eye pity him

How important is it that we worship God and him alone? Deuteronomy 13:6-11 is one of those passages that jars our modern sensibilities as a stark reminder that God will not be trifled with: [6] “If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or… Continue Reading