Typewriter Art

typewriter Last Supper What’s the difference between this and every other image of the Last Supper I’ve ever posted? This one was made on a typewriter.

Paul Smith has a disability that makes using a brush or a pen impossible. But since a young age he has worked magic with just the 10 symbol keys at the top of the typewriter keyboard. He considers his talent to be nothing less than a gift from God. Grab a tissue and watch his story.

 

Prayers for the Caner Family

Braxton, Ergun CanerPlease pray for our friend Ergun Caner, some know him as Butch, and his family as they deal with the loss of their eldest son. Here is the obituary the family posted earlier today.

BRAXTON PAIGE CANER
(March 8, 1999 – July 29, 2014)

The service celebrating the life shall take place on Saturday, August 2, at 2pm, at the New River Fellowship Church, 3252 East I-20, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 76087. Rev. Scott Crenshaw and Dr. Clark Bosher shall officiate, and Michael John Clement shall lead worship. Continue reading

Independence Day

Baptist Press reminds us that Billy Graham stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on July 4, 1970 and delivered the message The Unfinished Dream. Read the full story here, which includes links to the original BP story published over 40 years ago and to hear the full sermon. Continue reading

Living in Church Culture

church building Those of us who have made church a part of life for many years may not even be aware of the “church culture” we surround ourselves with. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but we need to understand what is taking place and how it can effect our ministry and witness. Let’s begin by defining some terms:

culture:  a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc. (Miriam Webster Online)
subculture: a group that has beliefs and behaviors that are different from the main groups within a culture or society (Miriam Webster Online) Continue reading