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Projects Worth Noticing

Nov 11, 2011
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Here’s a few projects from some friends.  Definitely worth throwing on your radar if you haven’t already.

A NEW LITURGY - My friend Aaron Niequist’s latest project.  These are 25 minute journeys of music, prayer, scripture, and space. His plan is to release a new one each quarter.  Aaron debuted the first one (God is Love) at The Orchard this past summer.  Our community loved it!

IR-REV-RENDGreg Surratt just released his new book: Ir-rev-rend: Christianity without the pretense, faith without the facade. Greg has a lot of great stuff to say.  He’s honest and full of wisdom.  I love this guy.  Buy it here.

UNTITLED – WAY overdue mention…  It’s Blaine Hogan’s summer release, UNTITLED: Thoughts On The Creative Process.  Blaine Hogan is full of great art and ideas.  He’s the Creative Director at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington.  He’s a great writer who always inspires me.  Check out his blog too.

2010 Christmas Playlist

Dec 7, 2010

Love my Christmas mix this year!  Here’s some of what I’ve been listening to:

Salvation Is Created, Bifrost Arts (My FAVORITE…)

Songs for Christmas, Sufjan Stevens

Advent Christmas, Future of Forestry

Advent Christmas Vol 2, Future of Forestry

Over The Hills and Everywhere, Seabird

If On A Winter’s Night, Sting

What are your recommendations?

Prayers of The Saints

Oct 5, 2010
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About three or four years ago, I began reading and studying the lives of many of the great forefathers, foremothers, leaders, and saints of the church.  People like Blaise Pascal, Thomas Merton, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Teresa of Avila, Martin Luther, Francis of Assisi, Thomas a Kempis, Augustine, Julian of Norwich, George Fox, John of the Cross, and others.

As I’ve studied and learned from these people’s lives, I’ve noticed my own faith journey take on a richer and more substantial depth – for probably two reasons:  One, I was raised in a Pentecostal environment that tended to put a much heavier focus on what God was doing “now” as opposed to what God had done hundreds of years ago.

Secondly, the more I’ve learned and studied these great followers of Jesus, the more I’ve come to realize that the majority of them have struggled with many similar challenges that so many of us struggle with in regards to our faith today.  Imagine that!  As young, emerging leaders, our struggles and challenges with faith, church, humanity, and God are really not as unique as we might be tempted to think they are.

Now of course, are some of these people controversial?  Yes, of course they are!  And for most of them, more so today than when they were alive.  To the fundamentalists, that’s a problem.  To me, it’s actually quite an encouragement.

All this to say that this weekend we are starting a new series at The Orchard entitled, “Prayers of the Saints”.  The series was inspired by a music project of the same name that I discovered about a year ago from the folks at Trinity Anglican Mission (formerly Trinity Vineyard) in Atlanta.  The project is a series of prayers from various saints that have been turned into songs.  You can purchase the album via iTunes here.

Over these next few weeks we are going to sing, pray, and learn from these prayers.  I can’t wait.  They are both personally challenging and theologically rich.  We’d love for you to join us.  Or you can follow along via The Orchard’s podcast here.

Blue Note Hi-Fi

Aug 26, 2010

This is spectacular. Blue Note album covers in motion. Created to promote summer jazz concerts in Bella Vista Social Pub in Siena, Tuscany. (via)

See comparisons of the album covers & video stills here.

Tuesday Tunage

Aug 24, 2010

Here’s a few recent albums I’ve really been enjoying.

(FYI: Album links go to iTunes, but be sure to check pricing at Amazon too.)

Mumford & Sons | Sigh No More

Arcade Fire | The Suburbs

Eminem | Recovery

Jason Moran | Ten

Lindstrøm | Leftovers EP

The National | High Violet

Stomacher | Sentimental Education

Sting | Symphonicities

Freelance Whales | Weathervanes

Now it’s your turn.  Go.

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