Today's Update

7.12.14 - Hello, faithful readers! I trust you're doing well. Well, as it happens, I have become too busy with, you know, working ALL THE TIME to tend to my beloved blog, and that saddens me. I'll do my best to get stuff up occasionally, but don't hold your breath :)

I'll let you know when things improve. Till then, read my most recent update post below. It'll fill you in on some exciting stuff that could pay off in the future.

j

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

4 Worship Leading Questions the Bible Doesn't Answer

In my experience every well-meaning worship leader comes across questions about worship ministry from time to time which he or she finds difficult to answer from Scripture. Very often, especially when Google is employed,  we are able to find what are advertised as biblical answers to these questions, and almost just as often those answers are nothing more than the closely-held opinions of someone who is great at rhetoric, and maybe not as great at discerning between moral issues and matters of taste. Following is a sampling of these questions and what I believe to be more balanced answers for them.

1) What clothes should I wear?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The One Lesson Every Worship Leader Must Learn

Lists are a popular medium now for communicating information, so I have composed this comprehensive list of all one thing every worship leader must learn. 

Not that there aren’t other helpful practical, or theological bits of information we could stand to learn, but this is the one lesson

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

7 Better Ways To Blog That Kick Online Journaling's Butt

Pip, pip, cheerio, and a good day to you, sir (or madam). I trust all is well. Today I have some practical advice for my fellow beginner to intermediate level bloggers, based on my recent experiences with attempting to blogify my life... actually, lifify my blog? Just keep reading.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Such a Pointless Entry - DO NOT READ

Good afternoon. I trust your day is going well. If not, well... I hope it gets better. Maybe I can even help with that. 

How about this... Do you like seafood? Are you looking for a reason to treat yourself or your spouse to a nice dinner? Well, look no further (or is it farther?) because I have just the thing. Drum roll please.

(insert drum roll sound)

Today is National Shrimp Scampi Day!

That's right, someone somewhere liked shrimp scampi enough, and had the power at their fishy-smelling fingertips, to institute a holiday just for shrimp scampi. That's pretty stinkin' cool, if you ask me. I know you didn't, but I often answer qustions which have yet to be asked. People don't seem to like it...

Unfortunately for my wife and I, I have to lead a Bible study tonight. Wait... That sounded bad. The Bible study isn't unfortunate. It's actually a wonderful freedom we have in this country to hold Bible studies without fear of serious persecution, and I do not take that lightly. Rather, I meant that it's unfortunate that today is Shrimp Scampi Day, because if it were yesterday or tomorrow I wouldn't be leading a Bible study and could take my lovely wife out to Red Lobster to get our shrimp scampi on.

But alas, it is today, so would some of you out there, I care not who, please go get some shrimp scampi? Let me know how it was. Actually, don't, because I'm likely to get jealous and lash out in rage at the first person who reminds me that I missed out on celebrating Shrimp Scampi Day with all the other hardcore seafood lovers (a pretty stinky bunch, actually), causing mirth to cease and creating an atmosphere which is the exact opposite of celebration. Let's face it, no one wants that, so maybe just keep your night of seafood fun to yourself, Skeeter. Then no one will get hurt, I promise.

Alright, I have exhausted my material for the day. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something more interesting to talk about, or a laptop that works will fall out of the sky - SLOWLY - and land right in my lap (again, slowly), at which time I will once again be able to blog like a pro. Or a semi-pro... At least a gifted amateur, right? Alright, like usual. How's that?

Until tomorrow, I wish you peace, love, and a third thing!

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Web Series They Don't Want You To See

Good late-morning, faithful reader. It's been a few hours, hasn't it? Well, it's good to see you back. I am, this very second, actively upholding my pledge to blog despite a broken laptop (if you're in the market, DO NOT go HP - I'v had nothing but trouble with them. My old Toshiba Satellite, however, that my son inherited is still going strong after, oh.... probably 7 years). Since I'm not going to be doing research on this little iPad, I figured I would just write what I know until I have procured a functional computer, which looks to be just after pigs fly, but still slightly before hell freezes over.

Since I'm pretty stoked on it, I figured I would talk a little about this web series I am developing with a friend. And don't even think about stealing my ideas because I already licked all of them
(if you get that you probably had a sibling or two growing up).

The first season will be 10 episodes, each running between 5 and 10 minutes. The story revolves around Ben and Aaron, who are paranormal investigators. Aaron is the true believer, the Fox Mulder of the team, who is more than a little bit jaded after years of investigating with no proof to show for it. The complete lack of fruit has, ironically, given him an attitude of skepticism - not towards the paranormal, but rather towards human beings in general. He's highly sarcastic and even more tactless, especially when he's been drinking, which is pretty much all the livelong day. Ben is the hardened atheist with a heart of gold. He doesn't believe in anything, but he's out there looking for it anyways. Ben and Aaron make a great team precisely because they are polar opposites, and neither have any idea what's in store for them in the near future. That's because I'm not telling them... The two investigate everything from ghosts to cryptids to UFO's, and anything else considered "Fortean" in nature.

The series is called Investigators, and it will air whenever it's finished somewhere on the internet.

If you're a local actor who would be willing to do readings to help with flow, are interested in exhausting your 15 minutes of fame by appearing in the series, and/or you would be interested in helping us out in any way, including providing set locations, drop me a PM on Facebook or you can tweet me. 

Oh, and that blog title was just to draw you in. I'm sure no one doesn't want you to see this web series.