Church, Elder Rule, Media, Movies and TV

They’re Still Awesome (Our Elders that is)

The Star Trek sequel is being filmed as I write this, and this little bit of future cinematic joy brought to mind a post I wrote back in 2010: Last night, we had a joint elders meeting. Our merged congregation has been such a miraculous thing to start with that I think all of us… Continue reading They’re Still Awesome (Our Elders that is)

Media, Movies and TV, Music

I am Outta Here – for the weekend

I am headed to Syracuse, New York, for the weekend for the Biblical Imagination Conference with the man, the legend, the awesomely bearded Michael Card. While I could never aspire to have a beard like his, Michael has long been one of my musical heroes. He combines teaching and art in a way that you… Continue reading I am Outta Here – for the weekend

Media, Movies and TV

Android Awesomeness

Ok, sci-fi nerds. How many unique androids/robots can you identify in this picture? I'm fairly certain this picture violates all kinds of studio rights, so I am going to blame George Takei - from whom I lifted said picture.

Church, Eschatology, Music, Theology, Videos, Worship

Psalms in Worship

Yesterday, the Acoustic Gurus presented a song I wrote using Psalm 1 for lyrics. If you have a songbook with 150 different lyrics that you claim is inspired by God, why do you sing songs by less inspired authors? Like it or hate it, I think our primary source material for music should be the… Continue reading Psalms in Worship

Ancient History, History, Media, Movies and TV

The Man from Earth (2007 Film)

It was late, and I couldn't sleep. So as I often do, I was leafing through Netflix. I happened upon a film that intrigued me - Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth. I had never head of Jerome Bixby, but apparently he was a major writer of episodic and short story science fiction in years… Continue reading The Man from Earth (2007 Film)

Church, Media, Movies and TV

Church Pixar’s Way

I am currently reading Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World's Most Creative Corporate Playground in my spare time. Pixar has always fascinated me because it is a company that really should not have succeeded. Even the people who worked at the company doubted their ability to become the powerhouse studio they have… Continue reading Church Pixar’s Way

Media, Movies and TV

God Save Me from Christian Branding

I have seen this so often that I d0n't even have the words for how annoying it is. Someone starts out well, with some exceptional resources or great preaching and they get a following. Then, that following prompts them to write a book or create a video or something of that nature. Enough people then… Continue reading God Save Me from Christian Branding