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?
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
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?
I’m currently working on my masters degree in communications from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. One of the required readings is a great book by Jeff Jarvis, “What Would Google Do?Read More Church Ministry – Google Style
Even in the most remote thatched roof bamboo hut, you can find forms of modern media. I want to do everything I can to learn how best to utilize media to reach the world with the message of Christ. Figuring out how to get the content I develop into the media platforms used in remote […]Read More Media Is EVERYWHERE
How do you prefer your worship service? I have been leading worship at Abundant Life for nine years. The sound for the weekly service is always a topic of discussion for me. As a media professional, it is always a frustration that I cannot be in the sound booth and on the stage at the […]Read More Jesus never used a Countryman Microphone
Who taught you about SEX? No really, I’m curious how you learned about sex. How old were you when you learned what it was? Even though it is a natural act that has existed as a normative experience since the foundation of the world, it still seems that this is one of those topics that […]Read More Let’s Talk About SEX BABY!