I’ve just come home quite late from attending my oldest niece’s ballet performance at Masterworks in Winona Lake, IN. Founded by Patrick Kavanaugh, this annual four-week arts camp brings together young people (age 14 to 26) who are passionate to hone their natural abilities in a God-honoring atmosphere, with Christians who are professionals in the various artistic disciplines.
The performance was outstanding, and uplifting. I can see clearly how much Marie is growing, as a dancer and as a believer.
The bad news is I’m just too tired to write anything worth reading for Sunday. The good news is that I’ve recently found a fellow WordPress blogger who writes an excellent short devotional blog, 843 Acres, each Monday through Friday.
843 ACRES is the devotional blog affiliated with The Park Forum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to promote Bible engagement in the urban church. In 400 words or less, 843 ACRES provides a devotional reflection on daily Bible readings.
Here are my two suggestions for specific “back issues” to read today.
1. Washington’s First Inaugural Address–“Throwback Thursdays” are always a presentation of material written by Christian writers from another era. On the 4th of July, the material was, quite appropriately, from our country’s very first Inaugural Address. Read this excerpt and be impressed by Washington’s homage for “The Great Author.”
2. Floating God’s Authority on God’s Love–using a concept from Pastor Timothy Keller’s 2012 book, Center Church, this blog post suggests both the major problem facing evangelism today (people like the Good News about God, but they reject the bad news about themselves) and a creative way to engage contemporary culture with both love and truth.
Happy reading! And a blessed Sunday to you all.