megachurch commentary

12 06 2009

i love this commentary from king of the hill from the episode where the hills are trying to find a new church.

peggy: “maybe we should try the new megachuch.”

hank: “i don’t want to change churches.  besides, that place is too big.  what’s it got, 5000 some-odd members…”

peggy: “…and it pampers all of them!  they have their very own coffee shop, florist, mini-mart, bike and a dry cleaner that accepts all competitors coupons!”

hank: “if i wanted to go that route i could just walk around the mall and think about Jesus.”

wow.





a better life?

8 06 2009

i know i’ve been such an inconsistent blogger lately.  my apologies.  trying to get back on track now.

at church yesterday, pastor jamie used this excerpt from larry crabb’s book the pressure’s off.  it was incredibly profound for me and i wanted to share it.

you’ve cheapened the requirements of holiness by assuming you can do enough right things to bring about a “better life.” sometimes that works. sometimes it doesn’t. you therefore live with uncertainty and pressure, and you demand to know the way to live that will make your life work as you want.
you maneuver; you do not trust.
you negotiate; you do not worship.
you analyze and interpret to gain control over what happens; you do not depend.
you seek the “better life of God’s blessings today” over the “better hope of God’s presence.

i came away from that with many thoughts, most of which i am still processing.  what thoughts do you have after reading that?





got religion?

8 03 2009

i know these are a couple years old, but i just stumbled across them this afternoon.  funny, but interesting takes on being religious from a series of videos about “connecting with God without being religious”.  in my life, i’ve seen more division, strife and pride produced in the name of “religion” than anything.  ick.  i have yet to see where religion of any kind produces grace, and probably never will.  i dig these and can relate to them all.  you?  holla.





no mo captain crunch

27 02 2009

there really are no words i can offer that would adequately sum up what i feel about this… so just take it all in.

you’re welcome.





stand up!

25 02 2009

check out this amazing video that jay posted.  whoa.  i feel this!





are you singing?

5 12 2008

my client kari jobe just kicked off a really dope thing today…

she has a new single out called “i’m singing”, and we’ve been getting some great feedback from people on the song.  along with that, we’ve been hearing a lot of people’s individual stories… stories of pain, joy, trials and triumph, and everything in between.

so kari decided to ask people to share their story… those things that we sometimes think divide and make us so different from everyone else… bring those stories together and discover the common bond that we all share in the midst of interchangeable circumstances… that although we will experience the spectrum of life on different levels, we are not alone and regardless of what life brings, we still must choose to sing and praise God, who is the author of all life.

the stories will be compiled in a special “i’m singing” video and shared around the world.

check out her video blog explaining the idea, then go to her youtube page, share your story and connect!

i absolutely love it when i get to see ideas connect and bring people together!





word to your grandmother

16 11 2008

wow! i guess you’re never too old for hip-hop… word to your grandmother.