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Weakness and Worry

My parents used to live in Taiwan. No they weren’t missionaries (everyone asks me that once they hear that they used to live overseas), my dad just had a short term business contract where he led a team of people in Taiwan to grow a business. I visited them numerous times, but one of my visits stands out above the rest. The trip I tried to beat the pool swimming record.

I grew up swimming. Not the swimming that means relaxing in a pool with your friends while having a noodle fight… no the type that means getting up at 5am in the summer to swim 8 miles before the sun comes up, only to go back to the pool at 4:30pm and swim another 3-4 miles. When I say swimming, I talk about it in terms of no life outside of the pool, a love-hate relationship with chlorine and shaving my legs (Yes, I admit that I was that devoted).  Read More

Never Just Another Sunday

Never Just Another Sunday

It was January 29, 1995.
It was MY Sunday.

I walked into church that morning, as an annoying ADHD 8 year old boy, ready to get my candy fix on as I entered into the 3rd grade classroom at my parents church in Alpharetta, GA. The room had white brick walls, I remember that for some reason and windows on the left side. After my parents dropped me off, my Sunday School Teacher, Mr. Pomeroi (I think that’s how you spell his name), announced that all the third grade classes were going to merge because we were going to watch a video.

He rolled in one of those old school tube TVs on a black media card. It was likely that he popped in the VHS and hit the play button. As the video played, a series of football players, coaches and former commentators were talking about their faith in Jesus Christ. At the end of the video, our teacher asked if there was anyone who wanted to invite Jesus into their heart? Read More

Price Increase Today

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I just wanted to post a quick note about SALT16… Many of you have told me you are so excited to meet up at SALT Nashville this coming fall (October 12-14) as we all learn more about creativity and how our gifts impact the church.

Well, today the registration price increases at midnight. Save the $30/person and register today!

REGISTER TODAY

It’s Here: My Second Book!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to be releasing my second book. This one has been a long time coming as I first started writing it a few years ago. It’s wrapped in great theology, as I uncover a lot of the “why” behind creative arts in the church, but I also spend the second half of the book taking you through a very detailed step-by-step process to setting up environmental projection (or large format projection).

I’d love for you to check it out! Here’s the link to get more information and if you fill out the form, I’ll hook you up with the first three chapters of the book for FREE!

My hope is that it’s a great resource for you as you process creativity, the church and how to bring back sacred spaces in new ways for your community.

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The Key to Great Design

Everything in life needs design, and successful people know how to achieve great design in life. From the design of a house, to the strategy you develop for your job/project, the schedule of your day to the way you write a thank you note to a friend… everything needs great design. As you can tell, I’m not exclusively talking about digital or artistic design, but the intentional thought that goes into almost everything we do.

Great design requires great attention to the common. This is the key to any great design, and what will allow you to begin to craft the event, product, service, business, schedule or life you’ve always wanted to design. Read More

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Stop Saying “I’m Busy”

I want to stop using the word “busy” as a describer of my day or my state of being and I hope you can consider it as well. It’s become fascinating to me over the past few weeks as I’ve studied the use of this word. Typically, it comes after a friend asks me “how have you been lately?” and my generations (and maybe society at large) seems to instinctually respond with “well, I’ve been really busy.”  You’ve probably said it before, and I know I’ve used it a thousand times.

The perception (at least to me) is that there’s some unspoken rule that the goal of the human race is to be “busy”. But if you ask me, busy people don’t really change the world. The greatest influencers in my life (mentors, coaches, parents, etc) have always had an abundance of time for me; they care and seem to give freely of their lives and schedule. So why is it that we all the sudden want to become a people of busyness? Read More