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Mar
18

that’s covered

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This week my family has enjoyed some of these cover tunes from Mercy Me. As for the art, some of them are pretty good. Most of them are quite humorous. You and your family may enjoy laughing and singing along to some of these over the weekend. Below is a Beatles cover that was my introduction to the Cover Tune Grab Bag. Hope you enjoy.

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Mar
10

lost film, new friendship

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Today I ran across an intriguing story about a lost roll of film and the journey to return the resulting developed photos to the owner. While watching the video I was taken with how much of Luke 10 this guy, Todd Bieber, lives out in fulfilling his goal–to return the film and make friends along the way.

Thanks Todd for the fun story. Thanks for the model of humility and openness to adventure and other people.

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Mar
03

beautiful

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This is beautiful…enough said.

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Jan
14

awake (verb)

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Here is an English band that has grown significantly in popularity over the last 2 years. Though not claiming to be followers of Christ, the band’s lyrics often, according to one friend, “drip with the gospel.” This is a great way to see into the thoughts, emotions and philosophy of those that are not followers but are searching for meaning.

Thanks to Shane England, who is starting resonatechurch in Madison just outside Nashville for pointing this out in his developing blog. He is seeing some good stories unfolding already in his journey there.

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Nov
05

plastic Jesus – a couple takes

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Here are two different takes on plastic Jesus for video Friday. The contrast is interesting…

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Here is Hirsch with some thoughts about the imperative and pervasiveness of discipleship. Thanks to the Verge Network for making this available.

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Oct
22

francis chan – weird obedience?

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Planning to start posting video Friday again. There has been some really good stuff put out lately. Will be linking to some of that in case some of you missed it and posting original video still from time to time.

First up is Francis Chan as he shares about how he is processing his call to be obedient and a challenge to us to figure out what is weird or normal in obedience in our generation. (Thanks to Rastis at Changefish for bringing it to my attention.)

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May
27

London / Paris JetSet Tour Continues

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Here is the latest from the JetSet in Europe. Follow The Upstream Collective and Ed Stetzer for more updates.

Jetset London // Debrief #1 from The Upstream Collective on Vimeo.

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May
20

Church Metrics and Mustard

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This latest installment in the Michael Frost video series follows along sequentially in the original interview. Here, he draws heavily from hisĀ Purpose of the Church segment as he addresses the issue of what metrics would be appropriate for the church.

If you would like to view the previous Frost videos as well as other videos that present ideas important to the church, you may visit or subscribe to theĀ almost an M You Tube channel or feel free to sign up at the top right-hand side of this blog page for email notifications or the RSS feed to add to your reader.

Thank you for being a part of this conversation in some way.

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May
12

God’s Stories

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Filmed in an undisclosed location for security reasons, the God’s Stories videos are simply brilliant in a number of ways. This video series makes a visual chronological storying of the stories that teach us about who God is and man’s relation to Him for Arabic speaking people. Additionally, the materials are to be translated into other dialects and languages as well.

Conceived as the G2 (GII) Project as it could have an enormous, transformational impact in the world similar to what Gutenberg’s press had some 6 centuries ago. In Arabic “with native born directors, production people, and designs,” the videos make His story available for those that previously have been unable to read these Spirit-breathed stories. The executive producer, John Dorr, describes the videos as “a set of dramatized Bible character stories developed on a foundation of storytelling – and telling them in the order they happen. These stories begin at the beginning with Adam & Eve, and move on through the Old & New Testament on to the Beloved Apostle, John on Patmos.”

At this time, the film-makers are trying to increase distribution. Toward that end, help spread the word. These life-changing videos are now being viewed in homes and some places of prayer for Arabic-speaking peoples.

I would recommend that you consider using these as a very fresh look at the God stories as they are told for a non-western audience. Spending some quiet time watching these stories may provide some new understanding of how these stories speak to us. (I would encourage you to watch at least the first 20 minutes to get a taste of how the story is told and the different perspective employed as it is told by Arab speakers for an Arabic people.)

Finally, enjoy and pray that these video stories would not return void. Also, I would encourage you to visit the God’s stories site or the corresponding YouTube channel where videos are being uploaded now.

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