June 26, 2008

Kayaking, oneprayer, and the Fourth

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  • I got to go kayakinglast weekend with two of my favorite people in the whole wide world.  My Pastor at Lifechurch.tv, HNV, Andrew, and my buddy Aaron that is visiting from Vancouver.  We decided to make it an overnight-er, and deemed that kayaking sounds much more manly than canoes.  We decided to go for a 20 mile section of the Harpeth River.  The plan was to kayak down about half way, and then spend the night on the riverbank, making it the rest of the way in the morning.  Unfortunately our trip was cut short by injury.  Andrew and Aaron’s kayaks collided, leaving Andrew with sorely bruised ribs.  We evacuated him at the closest take-out point, luckily nothing broken.  Insult to injury all his gear was soaked, so was Aaron’s camera and phone.  Wow, what a trip.   I think we’ll need to go back and conquer that section again. 😉
  • Oneprayercontinues to blow me away.  Ed Young brought the message this week as only he can.  Its been neat to read around the blogosphere of the unifying efforts going on.  Prayer and fasting goes a long ways.  It’s drawn me into a closer walk with Him….God is good…
  • We had over 100 people at Switch last week, wow.  10 got saved, including 2 parents!!
  • The Fourth of July is coming quickly.  I love fireworks and BBQ on the grill.  Looks like we’ll be hosting friends from Chattanooga and Vancouver that day.  Sweet…   Don’t forget to check out www.shoutable.com for downloadable “4th” backgrounds, videos, and countdowns. 

February 12, 2008

Need New Media for Lent, Easter, or Valentine’s Day?

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December 27, 2007

Pushing the line in Visual presentations….

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What a thankless job sometimes.  When you do a great job in the media booth, nobody notices you, but when you make a mistake, everyone notices.  Isn’t this kind of counter-culture.  We are a people trying to stand out, trying to push the envelope.  But what a rewarding ministry.  I have no doubt in my mind that media can help win people to Christ.  So how do you gauge success?  The word I stress when presenting, is Seamless.  How seamless can we make each and every service from our aspect.  I don’t know about you, but i’m always looking for things online, through Youtube, etc, to bring into my presentations.  I use a free program called VIXY to convert my FLV files to AVI to show within Mediashout.  Some are funny like this one,   some are awe inspiring like this one, and some tend to push the line like this one.   Its this last one that I struggle with.  I call these 60-40 decisions.  Should I, or shouldn’t I.   When was the last time you presented something you weren’t sure would “go over”?  Is it ok to push the line here?