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The Art of Conversation

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In a recent conversation with a music major, the subject of art came up. I shared with him my fascination with the arts: visual, musical, performance, digital, etc. It was fun to explain to him that, though I am not particularly gifted in any of those areas, I have a deep appreciation for the arts. I then turned the focus of the conversation to conversation itself. You see, I’ve always seen word as art, not just in terms of poetry or...

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Posted by Jason Simon

Finding Rest

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Things seemed to be falling apart. He had been talking to God, listening to God, following God, trusting God. Even when it wasn’t easy and even though people sometimes ridiculed him, he continued to pursue God. Sure, he argued with God a little now and then, questioning why God would let circumstances be so hard. Still, even when he felt tired enough to fall down, he looked for, listened to and followed God. There were days when things looked hopeful. He spent lots of time alone with...

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Posted by Kathy Raines with 1 Comments

New Songs for a New Year

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On Sunday I mentioned Psalm 96:1 and how it has inspired me to do something bold with the songs we sing as a church. My personal method for introducing new songs to the church has always been rather slow as compared to my other colleagues in the church music world. On average, at UBC we do a new song about every 4-6 weeks. My thought behind that was that it gives the people time to learn the new song and not feel overwhelmed by too many unfamiliar songs. Well, over the last month or...

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Posted by Matt Bowen

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