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Devotion for Oct. 24, 2011

October 24, 2011

Devotion for Oct. 24, 2011 The Heidelberg Catechism is a sixteenth–century confessional document still used today to teach important Christian doctrine. It takes the form of 129 questions and answers. Questions 26 and 28 address trust in God our Creator. The answers affirm that “God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth . . . [is...

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All Times Are Times to Praise the Lord

February 14, 2014

All Times Are Times to Praise the Lord Throughout the history of the church, music has been a powerful means for praising the Lord. A modern classic is the song “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin, which exults: “From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea, creation’s revealing your majesty . . . / Indescribable, uncontainable, you placed...

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Devotion for October 07, 2006

October 7, 2006

Devotion for October 07, 2006 In Augustine’s classic City of God, the great philosopher and theologian saw history as the stage where God’s plans for humanity are played out. While the starting and ending points are known from Scripture, “history” is the drama of what happens in between. The drama focuses on two cities, the City of Man and...

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Devotion for Oct. 17, 2010

October 17, 2010

Devotion for Oct. 17, 2010 Ivan Karp has created an art collection out of junk. In the 1950s, he realized that many of the decorative ornaments on old New York City buildings were being destroyed during the post–World War II building boom. He began to gather the cherub faces in terra cotta, a roaring lion made of zinc, the intricate iron...

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  • Devotions October 17, 2010

Lament for Deliverance

October 2, 2014

Lament for Deliverance On November 2, 2002, songwriter John Mark McMillan received news that his best friend, youth minister Steve Coffey, had been killed in a car accident the previous night. McMillan wrote the song “How He Loves” in response, which he described as a way “to have some sort of conversation with God” about his grief over the...

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  • Devotions October 2, 2014

Devotion for April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

Devotion for April 15, 2011 Junior high school science teacher Doug Edmonds makes science “cool.” Using music, Edmonds takes popular songs and rewrites the lyrics in order to explain scientific ideas such as density and chemical bonds. Then he creates videos of himself singing the new song, complete with visual aids such as flash cards and...

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Devotion for Jun. 07, 2004

June 7, 2004

Devotion for Jun. 07, 2004 According to an old saying, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” But another saying warns that separation can have the opposite effect: “Out of sight, out of mind.” Which of these is true? It often depends on the situation. Sometimes being with those we love causes us to take them for granted. Once we are apart,...

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The Farewell Psalm of Moses

June 28, 2014

The Farewell Psalm of Moses Clarinetist Stanley Drucker played with the New York Philharmonic for sixty years. By the time he retired in the summer of 2009 at age 80, he had played in more than 10,000 concerts in sixty countries. One of his signature pieces was Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, which he performed about sixty times. Making...

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  • Devotions June 28, 2014

Waiting for God’s Vindication

October 21, 2014

Waiting for God’s Vindication In his book Wade in the Water: The Wisdom of the Spirituals, Arthur Jones explores the emotional and spiritual depth of the songs of enslaved African Americans. Often spirituals gave voice to the experience of oppressed people who are waiting on God to bring justice, knowing it might never come in their own lifetime.

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  • Devotions October 21, 2014

Timothy’s Encouragement

November 15, 2014

Timothy’s Encouragement Believers often use familial terms to address each other. Bill and Gloria Gaither were inspired to write their song “The Family of God” after a fellow church member, a mechanic, was injured in a huge explosion. “Within minutes a chain of telephone calls alerted the family of God,” Gloria said. The church organized...

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