After being in the media industry for 15 years, I decided to finally go back to school and get my masters degree. There were some who were curious why. I wasn’t going to move to a new job or work my way up the corporate ladder. I wasn’t going to get a raise in salary. […]Read More Why I Got My Masters
If you have spent any amount of time working on a church worship team, you have inevitably encountered the discussion of paying musicians to play. This is a conversation I have had more and more lately. I should preface this blog by explaining I have been leading worship at my local church for over 10 […]Read More Should We Pay Church Musicians?
This photo is from a recent trip down to Cuba. The old truck was converted into a bus and used to bus large groups of people to a rare outdoor open-air crusade in the western part of Cuba.Read More Frozen in Time
As a media professional, it is seldom that I am unplugged. I have my cell phone with me every place I go. I check my email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress, Groupme, Whatsapp, text messages and any number of stupid games I play several times every day. Even when I am completely disconnected from modern […]Read More Can Connection Cause Disconnection?
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the news? I am so exhausted at all the death and destruction in the world. I peruse Facebook and see all the shares of Victoria Osteen’s video snippet telling people to do good for themselves. The video is disheartening for me as well but the constant shares by […]Read More Most Important Story on the Internet EVER!
I’m a worship leader. I like to watch videos that were recorded during live worship recordings. More and more of these seem to be done because technology has made it easy. So, why not video the recording too? It seems that every church large enough to do a worship album also has the equipment to […]Read More Live Worship Videos: Amateur vs Professional
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?