Over the past several weeks, the United States, Belgium, United Kingdom and other countries have begun to rethink and question some of the monuments, statues, signs, and symbols used throughout the public space. This has prompted us to take a moment of reflection and consider the question for the Church: What are we building?[Read more…] about What Are We Building? [Podcast #313]
During the pandemic, I have really struggled with focus and being productive. So I turned to Tim Challies’ book Do More Better for help.
Although Tim’s book wasn’t my first foray into the world of productivity, nor even ‘Christian productivity’, I knew that I had stopped many of the positive habits I had acquired in the past, and I needed a revision.[Read more…] about Do More Better [Book Review]
‘Online, Streaming, Facebook live, YouTube Premiere, watch parties.’ All fabulous new words that have become part of the church world fast. As churches around the world are streaming collectively, we are learning a lot of interesting things. One of the elements coming to the fore is that doing online church the same way we did in person church doesn’t engage our online congregation in the same way. Now we have to wrestle with how to boost online church engagement.[Read more…] about Boost Online Church Engagement; Unleash Some Creativity
Michael introduced me to Guvna B. Featuring on Andy Mineo’s Keeping it movin’ is how some people seem to have noticed Guvna B. The London-based Christian hip hop artist has been around for a while, though. Without any more faffing I review everywhere and nowhere by Guvna B.
Having listened to his previous works, it feels like this is the one that he’s been rehearsing for. everywhere and nowhere is Guvna B’s most recent release and it’s been in my ears for about four weeks now.[Read more…] about everywhere and nowhere by Guvna B. [Review]
When I was 14 I attended music theory classes every Saturday so I could pass my grade five music theory. You can just watch a 16 minute YouTube video from composer Guy Michelmore.
Well, okay. Guy’s video only covers the fundamentals and music theory is the kind of topic which is never ending topic so you won’t be composing an acid Jazz opera at the end, but if you’ve ever wondered why some notes on a piano are black and some are white, or why there is no black key after E, then watch on.[Read more…] about Learn Music Theory in Just 16 Minutes
Instagram is popular because, more than selfies, we get to not only see but share our worlds. One of the coolest jobs a photographer could wish for is capturing history for posterity in the office of the U.S. presidency. Now, imagine doing that for two presidencies. While a photographer’s eye and skill come first, it’s great to know a president’s photographer’s camera and gear choice. It’s also cool to find out why they chose to use the tools they use.[Read more…] about A President’s Photographer’s Camera & Gear Choice [Video]