How open are you to the idea that God might speak truth through Coldplay’s music? Here’s a Theology of Coldplay Assessment Tool, that I just created for Sunday’s programme (just to get people thinking).
This morning’s sermon research is listening to and trying to discern the Spirit’s whisperings in Coldplay’s new album Mylo Xyloto (I know, I’ve got the best job in the world!). I’m thinking of focussing on the lyrics that sound a lot like prayers. If you’ve heard any while listening to the album, let me know. […]
Ok, next Sunday my sermon text (among others) is gonna be Coldplay’s, Viva la Vida. The question I’m bringing to the text is this, “What might the Holy Spirit be saying to us through this song?” What truths might God be speaking/singing here? I’d like some help searching out the answers. If you want be […]
Tomorrow will be our last church service in the West Hillhurst Community Centre (on August 30th we move, on September 6th we ‘church picnic’ and on September 13th we’re in our new digs at the former Rocky Mountain College). So much of what NHC is has happened here… desperately trying to remove the bingo smoke […]
I’m never going to wash this laptop again! Just got an email from the CBC’s Russell Bowers, passing on a note from Roger Hodgson’s manager re: his thoughts on my sermon on Supertramp (he actually listened to it!). An excerpt…”Thank you for bringing this sermon to light for Roger. He has a response to send […]
A couple days ago I had a great talk over coffee with a new friend. He asked me questions about the book/vision that no one has ever asked before (gotta love those kinds of conversation partners). We talked about whether God’s revelation through a created thing is occasional or not – is it only for […]
My new scholarly theological friend shuddered a bit as he commented on a statement that I made in my Festival of Faith and Music workshop. “Can you really say that,” he asked, “That Jesus is speaking through Matisyahu?” From a Christian theological perspective I think I can. I believe Matisyahu is made in the image of […]