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What it Takes to Broadcast Live

This is the gold standard, obviously. The NFL on broadcast TV is the best of the best. But after designing and installing two new web broadcast systems this year, this makes me happy. What we did was so far from this, but so much of the “live” aspect is the same. Best line: “Ultimately when it comes down to it everything that we’re trying to do is all about telling a story and giving the producers and directors the tools […]

Proper Place

Life: Chaotic. Crazy. Tumultuous. Full. Disorganized. Thick. In worship, though, things begin to take their place. They find their proper place. When I place Jesus first – at the head – then all the other parts of me and my life find the place they were looking for. They say a collective, “Ahhhh, that’s it.” My heart says, “That’s what I was looking for.” Jesus: Peace. Clarity. Hope. Things are looking up. Finally.   Colossians 1:15-20 We look at this […]

Meeting Moments

Great moment in a creative meeting today.  We had much discussion about how to approach someone with an issue…different angles, multiple perspectives.  But then our senior pastor did something that should be normal.  It was so profound I got choked up.  He said, “let’s hold up on talking to them…let’s pray right now that God would show them what is right and appropriate.” Awesome. May that be the first thing I do. Always.

I’m Telling You…They’re Out There

Today the subway was packed with people. That’s not unusual in the mornings, but today was extra tight. I noticed a woman standing next to me reading the Bible and it got me thinking about how many people I see reading Scripture on the train. Of course, everyone’s usually doing something – reading, writing, listening to music – but there’s often someone reading the Bible. So often we hear about how the Church is compacting and leaders ask the question, […]

Rave Recommendations

I had always heard of A.W. Tozer, but hadn’t really read or heard any of his teaching. A few weeks ago someone tweeted a quote of his that floored me: The church that can’t worship must be entertained. And men who can’t lead a church to worship must provide the entertainment. So I wanted to see if there was more where that came from…and there most definitely was! I first found a series of MP3s from 1960 – ten sermons […]