How many times have you heard somebody reference the church and the hypocrites that fill it? Churches are filled with imperfect people. Better said, the church has no perfect people. So why the surprise when we are able to find someone imperfect? Even the pastors in every church are human and imperfect. I love the […]Read More Real People, Real Problems, Fake Church
Pastoring a church in the United States in the 21st century is a much different endeavor than it was as recently as even 15 years ago. The rapid changes is technology, the growth of other worldviews in the fabric of the United States, and the ever-increasing distance between normalcy including the attendance of church on […]Read More Where Pastors Should Focus: Why People Attend Church
We take communion regularly in church. What about the deleted scenes from that story? The story of The Last Supper is often times abbreviated to only focus on when Jesus took the bread, broke it, and said, “This is My body,” and the wine saying, “This is My blood. . .” Sure, taking the cracker […]Read More The Deleted Scenes of Holy Communion
Keeping up with the Willows, the Northpoints, then Saddlebacks. The Church has its own version of “keeping up with the Joneses”. And it usually looks like keeping up with the mega church down the street. Unfortunately, that mentality is often what drives the decisions we make in our churches. “Is Northpoint doing that? We gotta […]Read More Why Media is Important for the Church?
There are a ton of celebrity preachers and televangelist today. I have been one to be critical of many of them at different times in my life. As I have gotten older, my approach to passing judgement on these celebrity preachers has changed. Unfortunately, our culture has maintained its constant criticism of them. Here are […]Read More Celebrity Preachers and a Critical Culture: 3 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T JUDGE
Some of the coolest pictures are taken at night without a flash. But these photos aren’t the easiest to capture without being intentional. When taking a picture at night, many people find that the picture is too dark so they use the on camera flash. The problem with this approach is that most of the […]Read More 5 Don’ts for Great Nighttime Photography
Jonathan Malm from ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com showed me this new app this past weekend called Shift. It’s a well spent $6. I can take any photo on my phone, add effects, textures, and even video motion overlays. In the past 5 years, I have used all different screen resolutions at the church. Some were as wide as […]Read More Newest Tool in the Media Toolbox FOR JUST $6
There are a few basic principles to keep in mind when taking on the role of producer. I play the role of producer in my production company. I produce a handful of television programs broadcast on various platforms domestically and abroad. But in a sense, I also play the role of producer in my responsibilities […]Read More 5 Things to Remember when Playing Producer