Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
We were first introduced to this last summer. Put on a music festival. At our church. 10,000+ people in attendance. Why?
Because God told Dave to do it. The sign of success was not the 10,000+ people who showed up. The sign of success was the fact that he was obedient and that God was lifted high.
On the left, you can see a picture of the main stage on Friday (I showed up for a while to help out) that my friend and pastor Rob took. He has a few more on his site.
I got the privilege of helping with "The Vox", a teaching and comedy area. I was able to have some friends David and Mary help out there as well. Some of the people we were hosts to were Jim Copeland from World Venture, Trace Bundy, Cleto Rodriguez and Bradley Hathaway.
I am going to leave with a YouTube video from Trace and Cleto.
Friday, July 18, 2008
It started as a spring project but ended up being finished this summer.
Many of you have heard or asked about Zoe's Imaginary Friend, especially "Who's Zoe"? Zoe is pictured on the CD cover and on the right here.
The CD is done and have been uploaded so they will soon be available for purchase on-line... I'll post again when they are up.
Now about the band. A few months ago, a group of Qwest employees who were musicians got together at Bill's house for a music day. We spent the day recording several songs.
Bill (guitar/vocals/producer/engineer) then asked me to help on this project with Matt (viola/keyboards/mandolin). At the same time, asked if I knew any drummers. I happen to know a few and contacted Kevin (drums) and we started rehearsals in late March. Margie (vocals) is a friend of Bills who lends her vocal styles to the song in a great way. In addition, she has written the lyrics to one of the tunes on the CD and has several more in the works.
A selection of the finished songs are up on the myspace page. We have Zoe's merchandise, including bumper stickers, etc on the Cafepress Store. You will soon be able to purchase the CD there as well.
And about Zoe and her imaginary friends? Zoe is Matt's daughter. A few years ago, she had a couple of imaginary friends... You'll need to get the CD to get their names
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
One of the things about the crucifix that bothered those in the church that I grew up in was the fact that it "left Christ on the Cross".
This was also a valid claim about movies (and musicals) such as "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Godspell".
At the same time, I am surprised how many people I listen or talk to leave Christ on the cross without meaning to do so. What do I mean? It is quite easy to talk about Christ's death without talking about his resurrection. It is quite easy to remember the sacrifice without the miracle of resurrection that MUST accompany the sacrifice for it to mean anything.
The way I understand the story of redemption in the New Testament, one of those acts would be inconsequential without the other.
Notice that Christ was crucified with two other men. A frequent occurrence in the Roman Empire at the time.
What is unusual about the story is, as those around me growing up pointed out, Christ not only died but rose from the dead, proving he is God.