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Darrell Evans Interview

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A year ago, I interviewed Darrell Evans on worship. I thought it’d be good to post it here now, especially since he just launched a kickstarter campaign for a new worship project. Darrell’s a great guy, and his thoughts on worship and the Christian life were so good, so let me share it with you now:

click here: DARRELL EVANS INTERVIEW mp3

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Here’s a new song that will be on the new album (live from our church):

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Last, but not least, consider pledging to Darrell’s kickstarter campaign. You can help make this project a reality, and get a CD as a benefit. What’s not to like about that? Find out more for yourself right here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973917838/join-darrell-in-the-awesome-god-is-he-worship-proj?ref=live

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My Revelation-like letter to the American Church

Today in my Sunday School lesson we took a look at Jesus’ letters to the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. We noticed that they follow a certain pattern. The pattern includes:

1) a description of Jesus (taken from Chapter 1)

2) a section headed “I know,” introducing praise for what is good about that church (except in the case of Laodicea).

3) a criticism of the church (not in the case of Smyrna or Philadelphia).

4) a warning or instruction

5) a promise to those who “overcome” (whose fulfillment we see in chapters 19-22).

As a class activity, I asked everyone to write their own letter using the same pattern. A letter to the church. We took a few minutes to do this. I had not ever done this before so I did as well. The submissions were very good and intriguing. I, as a minister, was a bit hesitant to assign this project to those who I serve, especially with the bit of “right your own rebuke of the church” in the letter. I don’t have theirs to post, but I do have my own that I wrote in the 5 to 10 minutes that we had allotted for this. I wrote it in Spanish, but I’ll translate here for you:

In the name of Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, I congratulate you on your decision to follow Christ. That is the best possible decision that can be made. However, I have to tell you, because I love you in the Lord, that you must take more seriously the faith which you have confessed. In a country that is so blessed, you should as a church have a much greater impact, both locally and globally. The problem is that you are too interested in yourselves, and not interested enough in loving your neighbor as yourself. If you do not begin to live invested in the interest of your neighbor, both near and far, than you will not experience the full blessing and will not accomplish the purpose that God has for you. But those who humble themselves now, in this life, my God will exalt in the age to come, and in a way that goes beyond what you can even imagine.

I write this of course to myself as well. May God help us to surpass our own self-interest, and in humility serve others with Christ-likeness.

GaryMo Interview

August 1, 2011 1 comment

PURSUING CHRIST. CREATING ART.  is about changing the world, one artist at a time. This is not a “safe” book. It’ll stretch you and challenge you. It’s unapologetic in its approach, brutally honest, funny at times and intimate at others. The most impressive aspect is that it has Christ as its backbone, and Gary’s heart reflects the light of our Lord. This is not just a practical creative resource. It’s an interactive heart check and a much needed message for all Christian artists. I could identify with Gary throughout his bold and brave work. I am truly blessed for having read it. -Gregory Fish

That’s what I had to say after reading an advance copy of Gary Molander’s book, and I meant every word. I believe that any Christian who is an artist in any way, shape or form MUST read this book. When you do, have a highlighter handy and also prepare your heart for God to work on you from the inside out. I caught up with Gary at Echo Conference and this was our conversation:

Of course, I encourage you to watch the full version, but if you only have  a few minutes here’s an edited shorter version:

Gary’s book is a labor of love that I would highly recommend to you if you are reading this post. Go buy it now as well as the E-confessional companion guide full-color and printer friendly .pdf download- http://www.garymo.com/products-page/

The Choir Fans Rejoice

I have been a long-time Choir fan. Their music has been an influence on my music over the years. Earlier this year I was fortunate to be able to book Steve Hindalong and Derri Daughtery on a acoustic tour. They played a concert at our church and then I took them to South Padre Island for dinner on the bay. They are not just great musicians and songwriters, they are wonderful people as well.

The concert was great! They went through their “deplumed” record, which is stripped down versions of some of their favorite songs, one from each studio release in chronological order. They also played some other songs, including the title track off of there last full band album, “Burning like the Midnight Sun”.

Here are some videos from the show, including a brand new song written just for me!

Everybody in the Band Appreciates GREG:

Burning like the Midnight Sun:

Love Your Mind: (I tried to stylize this one a little)

Sentimental Song:

CHECK OUT THE CHOIR ONLINE AT www.thechoir.net

My FREE Music

ENJOY!

Mother’s Day Media

April 26, 2011 2 comments

My newest Mother’s day offering actually is from The Bible in Rhyme collection, and is simply entitled “Proverbs 31”. At one minute it’s short and sweet- http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/mini-movies/23804/Proverbs-31

Right now “Crazy Things Moms Say Countdown” is the #1 mother’s day countdown at Worship House Media. Well, it’s very early still and it’ll be hard to hold on to that spot. It’d be great, but we’ll see how long it’ll be before there’s a new leader.  Here’s the link for you: http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/countdowns/23520/Crazy-Things-Moms-Say

Lastly, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie- SUPER MOM, available in both English and Spanish:

English- http://sermonspice.com/product/14366/super-mom

Spanish- http://sermonspice.com/product/14367/ilustración-super-mamá

Make this Mother’s Day a memorable celebration!

For Easter

April 1, 2011 1 comment

http://www.worshiphousemedia.com/mini-movies/19231/What-Was-On-His-Mind

What was Jesus thinking? What was on His mind while he endured the cross? YOU were. This short dramatic piece is perfect for any church service or Easter, communion meditation, etc. Hebrews 12:2 and 2:9 are cited. VOTED #1 Innovative video in Christian Video Magazine’s 2009 Video Contest

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