Wednesday, May 26, 2004

emergent convention highlights

just some stuff from ec nashville that was cool, different, amazing, worth checking out


harp46 - trio w/ celtic harp, bass, and hand percussion. led us in worship on saturday and were great

peter nevland - "spoken groove artist". it's like slam poetry meets dave matthews. lots of free mp3s and a couple of videos on his site. check out flobgob.

andy hunter - this was amazing. dj-led techno worship from the UK. i know, it sounds a little odd. you have to trust me on this one. be sure to check out his online audio player.

highway video - created some beautiful images to enhance and stir worship

it wasn't all worship. i had heard a lot of the speakers before, but some of them have so much to say and i click with so strongly that hearing again was no big deal.
chris seay
doug pagitt
brian mclaren
brennan manning - my new goal in life may be to know Jesus like this guy does. if i live to be 150 i may have a shot.

anyway. i hope interacting with some of this stuff will be meaningful for whoever reads this. the week was great refreshment and provided some significant moments both personally and for our community.

back in the saddle

Thursday, May 06, 2004

and in other news

just a quick summary of the news on channel four tonight.

guthrie children were in danger (their word) due to a school bus driver who was caught shop lifting on a field trip to bass pro
if you have hail damage on your car you can take it to a place that fixes dents and they will take them out.
a local mother freaks out because there are drugs in a local high school
a woman got sick and suddenly died. (seriously, that's news in OKC)
you should not buy underwear at dillards, victorias secret, ross, or target because they might have been tried on by someone else and are therefore dangerous (again their word). i won't get into why, feel free to use your imagination. so what if gas prices have risen 40 cents / gallon in a month, we have to run with the secondhand scivies segment. lives are at stake!

war? what war?
i guess it's just more fun to make up things to be worried about.

this just in

major league baseball is officially run by chimpanzees. these rocket scientists struck a deal with columbia pictures to put the "artwork" for spiderman 2 on the BASES during major league games for a weekend in june. what? thankfully, within 24 hours they announced that they would not be spidifying MLB due to the blitz of negative responses they received. this was part of their brilliant plan to market the game to younger fans. thanks bud "i never met an all-star game tie i didn't like", "what do you mean it's a conflict of interest", "sure mr. steinbrenner and while you're at it, clone babe ruth and bring him back" selig.
i'm no genius, but maybe part of the key to bringing young fans to the game is making it possible for young fans to go to games without having to forfeit their college fund to get a decent seat and some food.
these guys really did sit around in a room, come up with this idea, and think they had done well. if you read what selig is saying today, he's genuinely shocked at the backlash.
oh wow. i just found a picture. click here if you dare.

selig should be the villian for spiderman 3 -- except that then he would want his picture on the bases.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

feel free to ignore this post

since the advertising at the top of the blog reflects the words that are written in posts, i thought i'd be stupid and see what comes up. play along with me.
beastie boys, ralph nader, kumquat, iceland, white castle, john madden, scanner, cubs, bible, sports, cell phone, mickey mouse, dig dug

can't tell i'm avoiding work can you?
ps. right now under the ad for $50 free at mcdonalds it says related searches: mcdonald's, church of god

anyone remember me?

wow. three weeks? i could say something about how nuts life has been or whatever, but we'll just say i took a break. anyway, i'm back now and we'll see where that goes.