Do I Dare?

“‘Amazing Grace,’ How sweet the sound!” The composer of the beloved hymn, John Newton (1725-1807), had this hymn first published in what is called “The Olney Hymns” book. It was an illustration of potent ideologies of the evangelical movement in England at the time. The Amazing Grace tune as we know it was composed byContinue reading “Do I Dare?”

Victory in Jesus

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). The hymn “Victory in Jesus” was written by Eugene M. Barlett (December 24th, 1885, to January 25th, 1941). Two years before his death from complications of a stroke, the song first appeared in a paperback song bookContinue reading “Victory in Jesus”

The Fountainhead

“For God is good – or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead.” ~Athanasius of Alexandria This statement was penned by early church father Athanasius of Alexandria in a work discussing the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He states the phrase, “For God is good.” We hear this all the time but in a varietyContinue reading “The Fountainhead”

Christian Meditation

Meditation is a practice often shunned by Christian circles. I understand nonetheless as the common perception of meditation has been hijacked by various religions and practices. Claiming to be an expert on these religions meditative practices would be an ignorant move on my part; however, I do know something. They are quite different from theContinue reading “Christian Meditation”