Entries by billwalden

We Played The Flute For You

Sometimes I read too much from the multitude of burgeoning experts regarding this thing called Church.  I am finding sprinklings of truth emanating from many voices, but the conflicting suggestions and accusations from these analysts sometimes get to me.  It is then that I know that it is time for a course adjustment. I am […]

The Holiness Of Worship Leading

Worship leaders need to realize the holiness of the activity they are involved in.  They stand before people, and sing to the Creator of the universe.  They stand before God, and sing to Him and about Him. They use their God given gifts and talents to worship God in such a way that inspires others […]

The Minister’s Heart

The Minister’s Heart It was said by John Piper that the minister’s greatest asset is his heart.  I agree. All of us have seen men with great gifting, but with a spiritual smallness of heart that leaves us uninspired and feeling cold.  Others limp along with broken hearts, while still others put up walls to […]

John Calvin On Pastors

These are some of John Calvin’s comments from 1 Timothy 5:13: “And besides they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.” “For none are more exposed to slanders and insults than godly teachers. This comes not only […]

Progressive Revelation: “Do The Next Thing”

When the Israelites crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land, God dried up the Jordan for them, and they crossed over on dry land. God then told them to set up Memorial Stones in Gilgal, so that when their children asked about those stones, they would tell their story of God’s faithfulness to them. […]

The Soldier

Soldiers fight.  That is what soldiers do. Yes, they do other things.  Soldiers feel the same things that non soldiers feel, think things that non-soldiers think, and want some of the same things that non-soldiers want, but in a major way, they are very different.  Soldiers fight. The soldier fights when others are at rest. […]