Archive for May, 2013

Pond5. No…I don’t know why they call it that.

Pond5 is “the World’s Stock Media Marketplace.” At least that’s their tagline. There are other places that sell stock photos, videos, music and whatnot. But Pond5 is one of the big ones with over 1.5 million videos, 8 million photos and 100,000 songs, all available for royalty free use. For a price, of course. I [...]

May 23, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: music, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

Your worship is not entertaining enough

So says Carl Trueman. If you haven’t read any of Trueman’s writings, you should. He’s a great writer, has a sharp British wit, and from time to time says some pretty provocative stuff. In the best sense of the word. And using the term “entertainment” in relation to worship is certainly an example of that [...]

May 16, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, stuff to think about, worship and the church  No Comments

Say hello to…

I’ve never been one to name things. My truck does not have a name. My Langejans guitar does not have a name. Well, and let’s face it, those are the only things I own that anyone would ever deign to give a name to. But now I might have to make an exception. Say hello [...]

May 6, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: music, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

A lament for art in the church

The other day one of my friends (I’m going to call him Ira Sankey) started a conversation on Facebook about leading worship that transitioned (the way Facebook conversations do) into a discussion of how many churches don’t appreciate art. In other words, he didn’t feel that most churches wanted the kind of music he would [...]

May 3, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, music, stuff to think about, worship and the church  One Comment