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I’ve posted about the resurgence of artistry and theology in “Christian” music before but I’m increasingly in awe of the fact that there is a movement, most notably in hip hop. Yes, hip hop. That surprised me at first, but it actually makes perfect sense. In the opposite corners of the pacific northwest and the […]

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This speaks for itself…. There is something powerful about music. It connects on a deep level and brings us to life in ways nothing else can. How are we using the power of music to connect and stir people to life?

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I was excited to finally receive a late Christmas gift in the mail… Listener’s Wooden Heart album on vinyl + digital download… (if you like these videos, pick up a copy of this album). I admit, I wasn’t on board when I first heard this guy years ago on a rickety wooden stage on a […]

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Sorry for the t-shirt pun. In all seriousness, this is a great opportunity to grab a shirt that will spark conversations and spread awareness for a vital ministry. check out the post on my new tumblr

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HE IS ALIVE! The resurrection is not just a historical fact, theological truth, or future promise. It is a present reality. It is more than mere doctrine, it is definitive. This is the core of our life as a Christ-followers: New Life. Abundant and Eternal. We worship the resurrected Son of God. And He has […]

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“God is dead.” Nietzsche penned his infamous 3-word sentence almost 130 years ago. What he meant was that religious belief in God no longer had a place in society – we didn’t need Him anymore. Or at least, mankind did not live in recognition of a God from whom absolute morality and justice was found. […]

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Death In His Grave Performance from Christopher & Nathaniel Calnin on Vimeo. I’m especially excited about this Good Friday. Amanda and I are meeting her brother and his girlfriend for Secret Church tonight at Brook Hills. What an incredible time to focus on Crucifixion, Salvation, and the Glory of God. Intense time in God’s Word […]

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So, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I knew what “Maundy” Thursday even meant. It comes from the Latin word for “Commandment.” So Commandment Thursday…. What is that all about? And what does it have to do with Easter Week? (Maybe you already know this – but it was a big deal […]

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That’s your foreign language lesson for the day. How many Finnish words do you know? Probably one. Now. I can’t remember the last time I was so floored artistically and uplifted spiritually as when I was introduced to the music of Josh Garrels. Truly unique, but the best I could put it is think: the […]

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…free video on iTunes is The Avett Brothers’ Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise… but does the message get lost in the delivery?

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“The tune that is yours and mine to play upon this earth, we’ll play it out the best we know, whatever it is worth.” Bob Dylan, Wedding Song

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I was sitting in Starbucks this morning, reading Isaiah, and couldn’t help but overhear the conversation across from me…

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The objective of this game is simple: walk as quickly as possible while holding a fish eye lens to one eye and covering the other…

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