August 14, 2008

Saturday Showdown at Saddleback…..

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Can you believe this is going to be on TV, this Saturday?  John McCain and B. Obama have agreed to go ahead and finally appear together before each party conducts their conventions, which begin in 2 weeks — but not in one of the town halls we’re used to seeing, but rather in Church (should be interesting)   Rick Warren has convinced the two presidential candidates to briefly appear together before back-to-back interviews at Saddleback Church, in Lake Forest, California:

“I just got to thinking, you know what? These guys have never been together on the same stage, it would be a neat way to cap the primary season before they both go to the conventions and things go dark for a couple of weeks,” he said. “I’ve known both the guys for a long time, they’re both friends of mine, and I knew them before they ran for office, so I just called them up.”

Sooo, i’m asking you, what question would you want the Purpose Driven Dude, to ask these candidates for the most powerful position in the world.  (leave me a comment)

Here’s mine. 

  1. What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow?   (ok, this one’s not real, but would love to see their reaction, lol.)
  2. If elected, who will build the higher wall to protect our borders? 
  3. Do you really think those Chinese Gymnists were at least 16?  Seriously…..
  4. Ginger or Maryanne? 

Ok, let’s here yours…..

July 25, 2008

Reading Goodness for the weekend………

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May 16, 2008

It’s time to start planning for your Father’s Day media presentations.

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A buddy of mine, Richard Gaspard, of Crossroads Creative, has some really cool father’s day videos, that you can check out, HERE! 

Also:  Here are some things you could get from his site:  A

30 sec. “Happy Fathers” Day piece, and a Sermon Opener titled “The US Male.” Both would fit perfectly for Father’s Day. He is actually the actor in The US Male. He dressed up as a postman, dancing around a neighborhood to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”  You’ll have to see it, to believe it…:)


The Father’s Day piece is part of their Billboards line and the US Male is part of their On Ramps line.
Plus, if any of YOU go to the site, He’ll give you a 30% off coupon. All you have to do is enter this password:

MMMATTERS   when you checkout. This is good for anything in the store, any time they want it, not just Father’s Day!   

Be sure and check out Richard’s Blog HERE!  (leave him a message and tell him THANKS)  and he also happens to work at this amazing church, Check it out HERE!


April 1, 2008

Has this ever happened at your church?

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March 13, 2008

Blogs that I”m watching this week.

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This guy has done some interesting comparisons with Mediashout vs. Propresenter, as of late.  Check it out.

These guys are pastors at Hendersonville.  There is nothing to read, they do it all in video, in typical LC style.

This stuff cracks me up, and I’m really shocked how he pegged me.  Must see.  Do you shop at REI, Target, Ikea, The Apple Store?  Just checking……

February 29, 2008

Church Media “Pick of the Week”

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wf_completeeasterhd.jpgOnly a few more weeks to get your service planned.   You can buy it HERE!  Created in partnership with, 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 25, 2008

Monday morning mind melt

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prince_jp_ap_260.jpg24ten_xlarge3.jpgHere are some thoughts on a great weekend.

  • The Vols topple previous unbeaten, #1 Memphis, locally known as Tiger High, to Claim the #1 rank for Mens Basketball.  Wow, what an amazing game!
  • 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. 
  • Friday, I got taken to lunch by Pastor Brandon, of HNV.   This guy is a musical freak.  I love this guy. 
  • 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… 
  • I got my tix to the Vandy/Vols showdown tomorrow night.  SWEET!

February 11, 2008

Playing Youtube Videos in Church Presentation Software!

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Whether you use Propresenter, Easyworship, Mediashout, or the 46 other companies that Churches and like-minded organizations use to display lyrics, dvd’s, and other forms of Media, now there is a way to play Youtube files as well.  Welcome to You can convert them into MP3, AVI, MOV, MP4,  and 3GP now, and its a free app

If you’re like myself, a fan of youtube; a vast library of videos submitted by users, you’re probably already hooked on tools such that allows you to download the video in FLVformat to store off line. I recently realized that there are lots of inspirational and funny videos available here as well as some of which I had tried in vain to search for, easily available by keying in the song title followed by a click on the Search button.   You can even convert to MP3, which you can then play on your Ipod, or MP3 player.  What a great tool for ministry.  Have you found a site like this that has worked for you?  Share!

February 6, 2008

“Youtube Only” Church. Church of Blow

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070323_inside_tji.jpgThis cracks me up…Check it out on youtube, HERE        I found this article from Jason Wilkins,  Since the Lord is reportedly present throughout creation, it stands to reason that he pervades the World Wide Web. And lo, His cyber-prophet has emerged in Maine.The Church of Blow emerged a few months ago, and has issued more than thirty video-sermons to its growing flock. They all feature a young man in a purple robe decorated with green hearts. He has a Biblical beard and a bug-eyed look. “Hi, I’m Reverend Cornelius Blow,” he lightly drawls. “I have had a vision . . . I was instructed: ‘Cornelius, it’s time to start a church . . . on YouTube.’” Eagle-eyed fans of local theater may have already identified the RevCorBlow (“that’s my hip-hop name”) as Jeremiah McDonald, who has graced Portland-area stages with his laser-sharp comic timing. McDonald is also a filmmaker who has embraced the Web as a way to hone his craft while finding an audience. His videos, which have garnered more than 100,000 hits, were made with little more than a Mac laptop and a borrowed camera. YouTube presents them to the whole world at no cost.

February 4, 2008

I can envision this being a Video Venue Church someday….:)

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cowboy_stadium.jpgOk, so I’m easily impressed with bells and whistles.  😉   The Dallas Cowboys are adding an amazing design element to the New Stadium they are building, read about it, HERE.  with a never before seen center-hung video board. It hangs 110-feet above the field from the arches, but here is what will be exciting to fans: It will stretch between the 20 yard lines, meaning the sideline boards will span 60 yards. So the fans sitting in the upper decks will have what amounts to a larger-than life game being played directly in front of them if they choose not to look down at the field (certainly not to gaze at the ever-so famous cheerleaders :)).  And this high-tech video experience doesn’t exclude those fans sitting at both ends of the stadium, since there will be two 48-foot wide boards facing them to enhance their experience.   Of course, everything in Texas is Big, right?   I wonder if they’d let me try out my xbox 360 on this thing?  Thoughts?  

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