February 29, 2008
Only a few more weeks to get your service planned. You can buy it HERE!
Created in partnership with HymnCharts.com
, Complete Easter, by Worship Films
, is a unique collection of great music and great media for Easter worship services. Included in this collection are:
- 6 Easter songs (5 traditional hymns in contemporary arrangements, plus an original Easter worship song) – all accompanied by original videos! For each song, there is a demonstration version with and without lyrics, a split/click track version with and without lyrics, and a chord chart.
- 6 Long Plays, taken from the accompanying song videos
- 10+ Looping Backgrounds
- 2 5-Minute Countdowns
- A video Sermon Illustrator
Take a look at what it has to offer, buy the whole thing, or download only the ones you like, or need. Either way, remember a ton of people acribe to the CEO model. They only attend church on Christmas an Easter Only. Make the most of it.
February 28, 2008
Starbucks announced that they are partnering with AT&T to supply Wifi access to Starbuck’s 7000 stores nationwide. Starbucks had previously partnered with T-Mobile to provide pay-Wifi access in their stores. AT&T’s new service offers free access to specific customers:
Beginning this spring, Starbucks Card holders can enjoy up to two hours of free Wi-Fi service per day at Starbucks locations offering Wi-Fi access, while more than 12 million qualifying AT&T broadband and AT&T U-verseSM Internet customers will have unlimited free access to the Wi-Fi service. In addition, more than 5 million of AT&T’s remote access services business customers will be able to access Wi-Fi service at Starbucks locations. AT&T will soon extend the benefits of Wi-Fi at Starbucks to its wireless customers.
Outside of these situations, AT&T’s Wifi service costs $3.99 for a two-hour session, or $19.99 for monthly access. Existing T-Mobile HotSpot customers should be unaffected. T-Mobile customers will continue to get free Wifi access at Starbucks due to an agreement between AT&T and T-Mobile.
Of interest, AT&T states that it “will soon extend the benefits of Wi-Fi at Starbucks to its wireless customers”, suggesting that iPhone users will also get Wifi access in the future. AT&T currently provides exclusive wireless service for the Apple iPhone.
February 27, 2008
This photo was from my seat on the floor. Best view i’ve ever had for a ballgame, I could hear every explitive clearly…
Memorial gym has always had a special aura about it, and Vandy played a great game.
The Vols came out looking serious, Vandy came out looking loose, and ready to have fun..Um.. that serious look, i think, was actually stress from wearing the bullseye.
The team called for a “White Out”, everyone wore white, i sat on the floor, so I had my white polo on, forgive me Bruce. But what great seats.
Jay Cutler sat directly behind me, Vince Gill sat off to the left. The stars came out for this one.
There went our #1 ranking, but if we finish strong, i’m sure we’ll get a 1 seed for the tourney. Bring on Kentucky…
February 26, 2008
After weeks of anticipation, Apple has finally released new MacBook Pros based on the latest Intel Penryn mobile processors. The release arrives alongside new MacBook
MacBook Pro includes the latest NVIDIA graphics processors, now with up to 512MB of video memory, and Apple’s innovative Multi-Touch(TM) trackpad, first introduced in MacBook Air(TM).The new MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo technology withup to a 2.6 GHz processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHzDDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GTgraphics with up to 512MB of video memory.
$1999. Macbook Pro 15″ 2.4GHz / 2GB / 200GB 5400RPM / 256MB Vram$2499. Macbook Pro 15″ 2.5GHz / 2GB / 250GB 5400RPM / 512MB Vram$2799. Macbook Pro 17″ 2.5GHz / 2GB / 250GB 5400RPM / 512MB VramThe 17″ model now offers an optional LED screen and a 2.6GHz model remains available as a built-to-order option at the Apple Store. The MacBook Pro also incorporates the advanced multitouch trackpad that was first introduced on the MacBook Air.Rumors of the new MacBook Pros culminated over the weekend, with reports that new products had begun shipping to Apple Stores. The new MacBook Pros are at the Apple Store.
February 25, 2008
Here are some thoughts on a great weekend.
Is Bruce Pearl not a Genius? This guy has taken us a long ways, in a short amount of time. We may not be the best team, but we are the #1 team.
Sunday we continued our “Hostage Series”,
this is intense, and i’m thinking my feet just got stepped on……in a good way.
Snow one day and 62 degrees the next? I’m ready for Spring…
February 22, 2008
This is all you here when you turn on the radio, even here in Nashville
. This thing is almost to a fever pitch for tomorrow nights game. Its a first for UT, most likely not the last as long as Pearl is around. If you have turned on a tv
or read anything about sports on the net, then you have heard about the game on Saturday. Great publicity is going into this epic battle. This is more than just a fight for rankings. It’s a battle for state bragging rights. East versus West. Only 4 times in college basketball history has the #1 and #2 teams played in a game from the same state, twice in Ohio
and twice in North Carolina
. ESPN’s College Gameday will be live from the FedEx Forum
at 10am Central. Dick Vitale and Erin Andrews will be there for the game. It’s going to be awesome baby! (In my best Dick Vitale impression) Chris Lofton vs Chris Douglas Roberts. Ramar Smith vs Derrick Rose
. JaJuan Smith vs Antonio Anderson
. Tyler Smith vs Robert Dozier. Wayne Chism vs Joey Dorsey
. Bruce Pearl vs John Calipari. Volunteers vs Tigers. Govols..
February 21, 2008
The NFL will allow church groups to show the Super Bowl on large-screen televisions, reversing a policy that drew criticism from elected officials.
In a letter to U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will no longer object to “live showings — regardless of screen size — of the Super Bowl” by religious organizations, The Washington Post reported.
An earlier story in The Post about church groups canceling Super Bowl parties over fear of legal action by the NFL led to protest by some lawmakers and conservative leaders.
At the center of the issue is an NFL policy which holds that organizations showing public viewings of its games on televisions larger than 55 inches violate the league’s copyright. Sports bars are exempt from the policy, but last year, the NFL sent letters to two church groups, advising them of the rule, according to The Post.
In its letter to Hatch, the NFL said it would not object to big-screen viewings in churches as long as they are free and held on premises that the church uses on a “routine and customary” basis, according to the report.
Now, the most popular presentation software, and Collide magazine’s Best for 2007, Mediashout, comes together to directly integrate with SAMEPAGE Music. Check em out. This is really going to be a great partnership, for a total worship experience. You knew eventually someone would pull it all together. This is Samepage: Instead of three brands of music stands scattered across the platform with taped-on sheet music, a plasma screen propped in front of the front row and notes wedged into the corners of the stage monitors, someone would invent a way to put everyone on the same page. Well, they did. The Corevalus system, though complex, solves the problem and is easy to use. The company’s management team draws from a deep computer literacy and a broad commitment to worship. The result is SamePage. A host computer handles the tasks of processing and displaying music and lyrics to a group of attached flat panel displays. Each panel is about the size of a music stand. So the congregation is not forced to look through an unwieldy box, SamePage can compile a set list, display the lyrics for the vocalists, show different transpositions to each instrumentalist and add songs on the fly. The impact Corevalus will have on the worship community is immense. Just as Aviom altered the audio landscape and made personal monitoring the norm, so too, SamePage will change the way teams track their music. With SamePage, the band can instantly throw in an invitation hymn, drop a half step on a ballad and quickly download a song referenced in the sermon, Corevalus has eliminated the clutter and confusion of visualizing music by delivering a product that all future competitors will be hard pressed to meet.” Could your church use something like this?
February 19, 2008
No. 1 Memphis vs. No. 2 Tennessee
When, where: 8 p.m. Saturday at FedExForum
Tickets: Sold out
The AP poll:
The ESPN/USA Today poll:
February 18, 2008
I found this at Tim Stevens blog, leadingsmart.com.
I love when a church is willing to take a risk! Relevant Church
from Tampa, Florida, has made some waves in the press today. It began with an article in the St. Petersburg Times
which was then picked up by FoxNews.com
Some quotes from the article…
- “An openly edgy Christian church is launching what they’re calling a 30-Day Sex Challenge to help members improve their relationships and rediscover themselves.”
- “Single folks are to abstain from sex for 30 days…Married folks, on the other hand, are supposed to have sex every day for 30 days.”
- “Relevant Church leaders know the campaign may shock, even disgust, some people in and outside the church. But that was the idea. Create a buzz about a topic a lot of people don’t like to talk about.”
My congrats to Pastor Paul Wirth and the team at Relevant. You are tackling a cultural topic head-on that the Bible speaks to. You will take some hits (as did Jesus), but will have an opportunity to introduce many in your community to the relevancy of the Bible and a relationship with Christ.