What strikes me is that every four years we go through a loss of memory as to how traditionally American it is to hurl personal insults and spin preposterous claims to your political opponent. This is not new, and politics have not really hit a new low with the likes of Donald Trump.
Intergenerational worship is something we all say we value in the local church. But, it is not easy to display in real life. My daughter, Emilie, has led worship with me since she was about 13. Now, with her college work, songwriting, boyfriend and day job it is quite a treat to co-lead with her whenever I can. Ministry, whether as a paid “church worker” or volunteer lay person is a family business. Or, at least I think it should be. Our faith should be passed on not just in word but in deed.
All Sons & Daughters song “Great Are You Lord” is now a Dad & Daughter song as you will see on this recording. How are you living out intergenerational ministry?
As a church communications director, I have learned over the years that people respond to stories better than information. As a speaker, I know this is true. In fact, the Bible is almost three-fourths narrative. Jesus used stories as his teaching, almost exclusively. Why is it then that we look at announcements as just announcements? My proposition is that announcements are invitations to join in the larger story of God’s work in our church and the world. Are we thinking too small of our announcements in worship?
Greg Johnson of On Being Human has been busy lately. Besides his band, Greg and his bandmates work on movie and TV soundtracks, produce artists (even people like me), and have been known to cover a video game tune or two. Murrieta, California has few as talented and creative when it comes to the professional music field.
Recently, a visiting ministry leader shared with our church a short snippet of what God was doing with him and the work to train pastors overseas in Europe. Then, he mentioned that out of say 750 million in Europe there could be 700 million heading to hell. A friend sent me a text saying it felt weird to hear it that way. I agreed.
The power of collaboration has been evident throughout the ages. And I feel like more and more I’m experiencing how dynamic collaboration with kindred creative’s can be. And when you connect at the core with another gifted artist, and God provides the spark…there’s no ceiling.
In case you wondered if there were redneck geeks in Europe, this story and video will prove the fact to be true. An artist in Amsterdam collaborated with a helicopter expert, paying tribute to his cat who lost his life from vehicular homicide. In honor of the aviator Orville Wright’s first flight, […]
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27) David Kelley believes we can go through a series of steps to be creative. This confidence is what is called “self-efficacy” or a sense that you […]
Is religion really a bad word? I wrote about that in an article last year. (Why saying “I’m Not Religious” is a Cop Out!) This video poem, “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” is powerful, creative and resonates deeply. I applaud the artistry. But, I think there is just […]
This video Emilie made explains it all. If she does not get the full $4,500 funding she loses all that is pledged. However, she is only about $500 dollars away. The deadline is Sunday at noon PDT! So, with all the football on this weekend, please get a jump on […]
Music Video: “The Least I Can Do” This is one of the songs we sang at Southwest Community Church in Indian Wells, CA where I was a guest worship leader. “The Least I Can Do” was written by worship leader Mark Roach. Recap: I missed my Venture people this weekend to […]