Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Middle EP

 New EP out: 

the Middle Extended Play

    Given the learning curve of ever renewing tech, the Middle EP is a range of sounds found in GarageBand combining discovery of features within the app and the general emotions generated by modern politics, science and faith.

    Best enjoyed with headphones or hi-definition stereo.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Prayer Reflection

    What does it mean to pray in Jesus name?  We learn from reading John 14:13 that whatever we ask in Jesus name, this He will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  Looking at the first Christian martyr Stephen, we see the connection between a true Christian who held a relationship with the Son as it was meant to be.  

    Although the apostles went about healing people and performing miracles stated as "in Jesus name", when Stephen was being stoned, he had a vision of Christ standing next to the Father and he addressed his prayer in Jesus name directly to Him.  Where one translation of the bible totally botches this meaning by replacing God's title Lord with the Father of creation's name everywhere it is not, all others show the truth of this faith.

    When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.  But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, "Look!  I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

    Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him.  And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.  And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."  Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin."  And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

-Acts 7:54-60

    If you have ever called on God in a crushed spirit, or in desperation, it is easy to relate to this way of praying.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

House of God

    By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it.  But each one should build with care.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.  If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work.  If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.  If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss, yet will be saved-even though only as one escaping through the flames.

    Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in your midst?  If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

1Corinthians 3:10-17