October 28, 2011

Worship Connect: Why We Sing

Come join the discussion at the Worship Connect blog for the ECC. Today we're talking about why we sing ...

Music is powerful.

Music has the ability to convey and evoke emotion, even without words. Music is the one thing that every single culture on earth has in common, and while the form of music differs, not a single culture on earth is without it.

Because we are what we sing.

Read the full post here.

October 17, 2011

Down in the Valley

The most recent post on the Worship Connect Blog features an article by the most excellent Geoff Twigg that dovetails nicely with my last sermon (about rebuilding from the rubble); I highly suggest you check it out and join the conversation!

"For most of you this has been a mountain top experience, a rare event – and you don’t really want it to end; but don’t forget… nothing grows at the top of the mountain. If you want to see people growing in Christ, being discipled and deepening their devotion, you need to put your boots on and get to work in the valley.”

October 7, 2011

On Creativity

"When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something, it seemed obvious after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they'd had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.  Unfortunately, that's too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences.  So they didn't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have."

[Steve Jobs]