Friday, March 25, 2016

It's Friday

It’s Good Friday.

It’s the day set apart remember the death of the Savior, the murdering of the Messiah.

It’s the day that started in a dark garden, where the disciples slept and Jesus was so anxious that He couldn’t.

It’s the day that the carpenter’s Son from Nazareth was tried, accused, and convicted of sin, though He had done nothing wrong.

It’s the day that the religious and governmental officials, led astray by their wicked and deceitful hearts, abused and made a mockery of the spotless Lamb.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

An Interview with Kip Fox

Besides leading the praise time at church 
on Sunday mornings, Kip creates his own
albums and writes songs for other artists.
Kip Fox is a praise and worship director at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Mesa, AZ. He's a nationally-recognized worship leader and songwriter. I recognized his collection of releases in 2015 as one of the top albums of the year. Kip and his wife, Michelle, are enjoying their sixth year of marriage. Follow Kip on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Purchase his music on iTunes.


How did you come to know the Lord?

I grew up in the church. I was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a teenager. I would say that I came to know

Jesus through the gospel being preached every Sunday and from a family that taught me about grace. I’d also say I’ve come to know him through relationships and experiences that have challenged absolutely everything I believe.

How did you get plugged in to praise and worship music?


The summer between my Sophomore and Junior year of high school was tough. My family moved from

Monday, February 15, 2016

You Can Know You're Saved, part two

Many Christians admittedly struggle with assurance of salvation. They have a difficult time accepting the notion that there are promises for the next life guaranteed in Christ. Hope in God is pitted against a seemingly uncertain future. Questions like, "Am I really saved?" or "Will I really go to heaven when I die?" are a real challenge for some, and fuel the fire of doubt and skepticism. 


Thursday, February 11, 2016

De-Humanizing a Fetus

The discussion of life in the womb has been reinvigorated in America. Due to a recent event, the debate concerning whether or not a fetus is a human being has been brought to the forefront of issues trending in this nation. Though this focus will likely be brief, as some shiny object will come along and distract Americans from this all-too-important conversation, it’s encouraging that some individuals do care enough to talk about the issue of life, albeit briefly. 

You might be wondering what event has driven a fresh look at this topic.

Monday, January 25, 2016

You Can Know You're Saved, part one

Many Christians admittedly struggle with assurance of salvation. They have a difficult time accepting the notion that there are promises for the next life guaranteed in Christ. Hope in God is pitted against a seemingly uncertain future. Questions like, "Am I really saved?" or "Will I really go to heaven when I die?" are a real challenge for some, and fuel the fire of doubt and skepticism.