Archive | Art

18 December 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Death By Living

Lay your life down. Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away. You have hands, blister them while you can. You have bones, make them strain— they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter. With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the […]

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20 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Gungor Gets Five Stars

Every so often I get emails asking if I want an album to review.  I often say no.  Partially because it’s just not what I want my blog to be all about.  Partially cause one of the things that drives me nuts about ‘Christian music’ (aside from the delineation in the first place, but that’s […]

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16 September 2011 ~ 4 Comments

The Only Thing Better Than Hairspray


So it’s been over  month since we closed, but in case you somehow missed it (not sure how you missed all my abnoxious posts on Facebook), this summer I had the opportunity to perform in Hairspray at Cabrillo Stage. It’s the first time I’ve made the time to get back onstage in that capacity in […]

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24 June 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Polarize People With A Sloppy Wet Kiss

One of my new favorite worship songs over the past 7 months or so has been "How He Loves Us."The second verse of the song contains these lyrics: Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kissand my heart beats violently inside of my chest.I don't have the time to maintain these regretswhen I think about […]

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28 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Tell Stories

I love this video Brandon sent me a while back. I've been thinking a lot lately about the power of story telling.The power film makers have in our culture.The power to be moved by a good telling of what God is doing in a life or in a community. It is the job of us […]

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10 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Prophetic Art (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared this quote from Ian Morgan Cron at Recreate: The church needs artists to help "people see clearly what they always felt vaguely." Lately I've been camping out quite a bit in Ephesians in prep for our next series, Sit, Walk, Stand.  It's based on a book about Ephesians by Watchman Nee.  A […]

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07 February 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Prophetic Art (Part 1)

This past week was Recreate.  An un-conference in Tenessee that is by far the best church leader gathering around.  Rachel and I had to miss out this year being that we are expecting Micah to show up any day now. But I've been able to kinda follow along via Twitter and blogs.  Definitely not even […]

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11 June 2008 ~ 3 Comments

The Need For Artists


"I hope that we will continue to be able to look upon art and artists as one of the factors which can be used to draw nations together. . . . We need emotional outlets in this country and the more artistic people we can develop the better it will be for us as a […]

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25 April 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Cultural Creatives: Part 3

OK.  Last post about the talk from Earl Creps this past week.To get caught up, check out the last two posts in this series. So here is what the question that his talk really left me pondering.  It ended with the idea that to be an organization that reaches the creative class, determine the barriers […]

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24 April 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Cultural Creatives: Part 2

Yesterday I shared some notes from a session with Earl Creps on reaching cultural creatives as a church.  If you missed that, feel free to scroll down and check it out. One of the things the Earl mentioned that stuck out to me was their desire to contribute to the community they are a part […]

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