The Paideia of Praise: Embracing the Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric of Liturgy

The word trivium literally means, “the place where three roads meet.” For the church to create the paideia necessary to form disciples, she’ll need to place her liturgy at the intersection of sacraments, scripture, and Spirit.

Art and Beauty Point to God

At its best, this is what art does. Art makes us worship—not the object, but the reality which lies beyond the object, the Triune God of the universe. 

Art and Beauty Point to God

Art makes us worship—not the object, but the reality which lies beyond the object, the Triune God of the universe. 

Slow Down

I'm excited to engage in this year's Easter festivities . There is so much to look forward to, I'm having to remind myself to slow down.

Fasting, Mortality and Repentance

Why do we fast? Christians fast for two primary reasons: to recall our mortality and to flee from sin and repent. While these two reasons can be distinguished, they can’t be separated. Sin and death are joined at the hip, as are repentance and dependence on God. 

Sermon: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Paul teaches us to have a gospel identity.  Remind yourself of past grace. Rely on present grace. Run toward future grace.

About Baptism

Dustin+ Messer addresses the meaning of Baptism. Baptism is one of the Sacraments we celebrate in three-stream living.  

Remembering is Key to Renewal

Today, many Christians feel lost. The world feels new and scary. This feeling of disorientation—personal, cultural—is nothing new for God’s people. The Prophet Jeremiah knew this feeling all too well.

If We Only Know Scripture as a Text, We Don’t Know it at All

Reading Scripture is a communal act in which each individual reader is brought into an accountable relationship with every other reader.