What would the arrival of the Magi look like in 2015? Let’s hear the original story first: (MATTHEW 2) 1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men[a] from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when… More Christmas with Swedish Astrophysicists and Dusty Books
Quick poll of parents (and non-parents) out there… who has ever said, “We’re gonna make sure to parent our second like we did the first one.” Then the second one actually comes along… A simple example: When our 1st did what our 2nd is doing below, we immediately pushed his foot back down under his tray… More Parenting #2
Today, a friend asked how my plans to change Facebook and eating were going, so I thought I’d shoot a quick update and initial thoughts for those who are interested. Here’s the first post, in case you missed it. …and no I’m not eating Facebook. Although, in a way I was… that’s a whole other… More Facebook/Eating Update : Week 1
Inflammation. You’ve probably had it whether you know it or not. It’s those things that end in “itis.” Arthritis. Pancreatitis. Bronchitis. Tendonitis. Tonsilitis. The “itis” tells us that a body part is swollen or inflamed. It generally causes pain, reduced function, varying immobility, negative side effects elsewhere, and many more possibilities. The thing about inflammation… More The Inflammation Generation
I can’t do that. It’s too hard. This will never be over. What if they don’t like me? What if I fail? I certainly don’t know enough to even try. Have you ever had any of these thoughts or similar ones? I definitely have. I still do. I used to give into them or just… More reframe
I had a moment of clarity this weekend. My 3-year-old son, Will, and I went on an afternoon hike in the Sierra Mountain foothills while the rest of my wife’s family was preparing dinner. We decided to check out what was behind the condo we were all staying in for the week. As we got… More Will you be there?
We’ve talked about liturgy, but what does a modern, liturgical worship flow look like? I’m going to dive into ours and explain what, why and how we do it. I’m not sure where I first heard the term, but I like to describe our worship style as Ancient Modern. In my last post, I discussed… More Liturgy : The Journey of Worship (Part 2)
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Every 3 years the LCMS puts on a Worship Conference focusing on preaching, worship, singing, and music primarily. What I can gather from mailings and online info, is that it focuses extremely heavily on the new hymnal, traditional liturgy, hymnody, chanting, handbells, choirs, and formal instrumental ensembles. Is there anything…
I’ve noticed a lot of talk about liturgy lately. The only problem is that it’s become very philosophical and some people are just dancing around what it is. You can read some excellent books on the historical and theological background for liturgy, but it becomes too much for quick blog snippets, worship magazine articles and… More Liturgy : The Journey of Worship (Part 1)
I thought I would make a quick recording of the song I wrote for Emily on Valentine’s Day. I hadn’t written her a song since the one I used to propose over 7 years ago, so I figured it was time! Enjoy. You’re the One copyright 2013 Seth W. Gehrke Verse 1 You’re the one… More A new song for Em.