My Favorite Links (Week of Sept 27 2014)
045: The Lord Is My Shepherd | Prayer Meeting Podcast
Trust that the God who made our imaginations delights in our use of them, + not fear them. #ChristianArt #HarryPotter
“The authors [of this secular academic study] found that cohabitation was linked to lower marital quality.”
A plea to make the annulment process better, plus practicals. #HeresHopingTheyreListening
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Review: Ragamuffin (2014)
In the summer between my high school graduation and my entry into college, I have vivid memories of working in a dull office building in New York City, where I lived. From my commute, I was able to finally hear the strains of Christian contemporary radio, which had a spotty reception in certain parts of the city.
Imagine my joy, then, when I had heard “Awesome God”... Read More
New Worship Podcast: The Lord Is My Shepherd
I have just released a new Prayer Meeting Podcast this morning, my first since Pentecost. It is themed around “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, and it contains all the great hymns, praise choruses, and Chant that surrounds the theme of God being our Shepherd.
Check it out.
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My Favorite Links (Week of Sept 20 2014)
Ouch. But… yeah. #ChristianMovies
I would add Tip 16: practice learning the prayers at home. 15 Tips for Surviving Mass With Little Ones
Basically, I literally, like, am guilty of this. Irregardless, it is what it is.
The author uses Stephen King’s _Carrie_ (a very good read) to demonstrate that one success erases your past failures.
For those who are young adult... Read More
Why Can’t You Just Let Him Rule? [Parody]
The song “Rude” (by Magic!) was one of the songs of the summer of 2014. Here is a link to their YouTube video.
My parody is rather self-explanatory, written from the perspective of an evangelist. I hope you like it. Feel free to use it in your own circles.
Parody of “Rude” by Magic!
Creations dawning, God’s in His stead
(As best... Read More
My Favorite Links (Week of Sept 13 2014)
Insightful blog post about the intersection of Christianity and Pop Culture
How Stephen King Teaches Writing
Almost the same thing. Woman Marries Cardboard Cutout Of Robert Pattinson
This happens to be my sisters alma mater. Nicki Minaj Gets Rejected as Speaker at Her Old High School
But… But… Harry Potter isn’t SUPPOSED to have any positives. (I mean, that’s... Read More
Leading Small Group Worship… With No Instruments
Even if you do not have musical instruments, you can still lead the music for a small group. But what it takes is a little knowledge about singing, about worship flow, and a whole lot of gumption.
Years ago, I was a leader for my high school Bible Study. It was a daily school activity that met early in the morning. As how I planned the session, I had intended for there... Read More
Links!! (Week of Sept 6, 2014)
Gene Simmons: ‘Rock Is Finally Dead’
Hollywood’s Horrid Summer: Why the Box Office Has Been Worse Than It Looks (and Won’t Get Better Soon)
Traditional Hymns For Youth Groups by Nick Alexander
I sure hope they get this figured out.
For once, a flight was diverted for a GOOD reason. #NotAboutSeatBackScuffles
Some put money up as the most important thing to have.... Read More
Traditional Hymns For Youth Groups
September is here. The school year has begun; Not only that, but a new season of youth group has begun as well. And many of these youth groups would have a time of worship, employing music.
Why Current Praise and Worship Music Is Not Enough
But there are problems with much of what counts as praise and worship for today, even though there are many positives (provided... Read More
Links!! (Week of Aug 29, 2014)
Here, I share insights into my parody writing process, with current pop songs. Do you have a favorite current song?
The nation’s top news broadcasts have been entirely mum on the latest revelations related to the #IRS Scandal.
Solid advice as to how to navigate through social media, when a beloved celebrity dies.
Noting “the complete failure of the climate models... Read More
Adventures in Parody Writing
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I’ve been quite busy these last few months, especially with writing a new eBook about worship, but I thought I’d take a little time and share what has been going on with me, creatively.
In a couple of weeks I will be presenting for a group of teenagers in Illinois. As per my custom, I try to craft a couple of new parody... Read More
Favorite Links of Week (8-23-2014)
I am extremely curious as to whether this changes anything or not. (Note: it doesn’t).
REPORT: Key witness Dorian Johnson now admits that Michael Brown ATTACKED Officer Wilson
“the proposed regulations would effectively reduce, rather than expand, the scope of religious freedom.” #HHS
“Most of the world you cannot speak your mind. Nor is there due process.... Read More
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