Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who helped popularize gospel music with his energetic style and who found a wider audience touring and recording with Paul Simon, died on Monday at his home in Chicago. He was 73.
Mr. Dixon wrote more than 200 songs in a career that spanned five decades. He was perhaps best known for his 1993 hit “I Am Redeemed,” which remained on the gospel and Christian charts for five years. He also composed songs for several pop singers, among them Randy Crawford, Cher, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole and Amy Grant.
In 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, Chris Webb, and a diverse editorial board of authors and speakers have identified the most helpful and historic books for Christian discipleship and created a resource that helps us make the most of them.
With sizable excerpts from each book (similar to Renovaré’s much used Devotional Classics), 25 Books is designed to help individual readers and small groups get a taste of and work through the most important books for formation in Christlikeness.
List of 25 Books
Tens of thousands of Christians from across the country tuned in to a live webcast on Saturday to witness the launch of the „Doing the Right Thing” movement.
The grassroots movement is being led by (Chuck) Colson, who believes an ethics revolution is „desperately needed.”
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon the world.
Would it surprise you that the following five terms are never used in the Bible when it comes to describing how a person receives salvation?
- Let Jesus into your heart.
- Invite Christ into your life.
- Just say this prayer and you’ll be saved…
There is a difference between doubt, skepticism, and outright unbelief.
Skepticism is when someone „can’t believe” and unbelief is when someone „won’t believe.”
Skepticism is honesty, while unbelief is stubbornness.
Skepticism is looking for light, and unbelief is being content with darkness.
Doubt Your Doubts and Believe Your Beliefs
(Greg Laurie – The Christian Post)
Una dintre formaţiile mele favorite din CCM este Downhere. Muzica lor are de toate, începând cu calitatea textelor.
Componenţa actuală a formaţiei este:
Marc Martel – vocal, chitară
Jason Germain – vocal, chitară, pian
Glenn Lavender – bas
Jeremy Thiessen – tobe
Unul dintre lucrurile pe care Downhere le are din plin este calitatea interpretării vocale. Două voci deosebite contribuie la aceasta: Marc Martel şi Jason Germain.
Până recent s-a ştiut mai puţin faptul că Marc Martel are un dar deosbit: poate interpreta piese „imitând” vocea unor artişti celebri.
Iată-l interpretând Asleep in the Light, o melodie de referinţă a lui Keith Green.
Unul dintre subiectele fierbinţi din lumea diplomatică este intenţia palestinienilor de a solicita recunoaşterea statului Palestina de către comunitatea internaţională.
Cum era de aşteptat, lumea s-a polarizat: unii susţin această idee, iar alţii i se opun categoric.
Fiecare are dreptul să îşi susţină punctul de vedere; de dorit cu argumente.
Şi evenimentele sunt reflectate foarte ciudat: acelaşi eveniment e descris de către partizanii fiecărei poziţii în registre complet diferite.
Iată un exemplu.
Discursul lui Mahmoud Abbas, rostit la ONU, este prezentat de Pr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, pe blogul sau (via Persona), ca „strălucitor” (a brilliant speech).
Alan Elsner, în Charisma News, prezină acelaşi discurs ca „dur, distorsionat, plin de ură” (a harsh, distorted, hate-filled speech).
Sunt două lecturi diferite ale aceluiaşi discurs. (În cazul acesta există anumite circumstanţe.)
Dar e bun ca exemplu.
… şi pentru blogosferă.
Here are ten signs that you are near a burnout and/or meltdown…
#1 – You are beginning to despise people and your compassion for them is continually decreasing rather than increasing.
#2 – You OFTEN think about doing something other than ministry…and your biggest desire isn’t to honor God and reach people but to simply find relief from the pressure that seems to be building daily inside of you.
#3 – You cannot remember the last time you simply had fun with family and friends…and joy is something you talk about but are not experiencing for yourself.