Lecture: Discipleship in the Arts

A couple months ago I was able to speak to a group of church planters in South Carolina through the Carolina Greenhouse. It was an honor to talk to these leaders about discipleship in the arts. It’s fairly brief, and includes a section of the Q & A. You can listen to it below, and download it here.

I also created a sample reading list, you can download that, too.

A Call to Worship

Here’s a call to worship that my church will be using this week that I adapted from the awesome Valley of Vision, one of the Books You Should Read:

Eternal Father,
You are good beyond all thought,
But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;
My lips are ready to confess,
   but my heart is slow to feel,
   and my ways reluctant to amend.
I bring my soul to You;
   break it, wound it, bend it, mold it.
Unmask to me sin’s deformity,
   that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.

All my sins I mourn, lament and for them cry forgiveness.
Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;
Give me the fullness of a godly grief
   that trembles and fears,
   yet ever trusts and loves,
   which is ever powerful, and ever confident;
Grant that through tears of repentance
   I may see more clearly the brightness
   and glories of the saving cross.