Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.I have seen this quote many times today. The day when Billy Graham … Continue reading Rest In Peace?
It seems like a little thing, I guess. Like many folks in the workforce, I have a LinkedIn profile. I don't post much on there, but I enjoy the networking opportunities and professional insights it provides. Still, I felt fake. See, I set up my profile when I was looking for work. And my profile … Continue reading I Felt Fake
You ever go through paperwork or files and get reminded of something awful? Happened to me the other day. As I get older, I am feeling the need to simplify. Get rid of clutter. Part of that is manifesting in a renewed desire to go paperless. I've been an Evernote user for a while, and, … Continue reading The Dangers of Going Through Records – Grace in Remembering
In a recent post, I delved into an aspect of modern culture that works against the training and maturation of this generation as singers and musicians in our churches - the importance of having a distinctive, unique, and/or interesting voice What do we have going against us in this fight for quality? Television, as I've … Continue reading You Have An Interesting Voice – Part 2
I have often referred to #NoCamo as a ministry. I feel that the life of a Christian living life and documenting various aspects of faith can be uplifting and informational. But I have also found that, while I trust that others enjoy reading what is here, I’m positive that I enjoy writing it all the … Continue reading Blogging Is a Ministry… to Yourself
Do you watch American Idol, or America's Got Talent, or The Voice? It never fails. I don't really watch these shows, but whenever I do, there is always one or two singers that, according to the judges, have "distinguished" voices."Interesting" voices."Unique" voices. What that means is that their tone, style, and phrasing are not typical … Continue reading You Have An Interesting Voice
Communication is vital to any ministerial endeavor. But in most cases, it is the most difficult to maintain. How do you keep everyone in the loop? There are more applications related to communication today than there have ever been, and that is part of the problem. Either these apps don't talk to … Continue reading Using GroupMe for Ministry
What a great day at church! Our children's ministry did a wonderful job on their Easter musical. Lyd had a solo on You Are My King, and Tony held the cross as two other boys knelt (I had seen it multiple times before and it still gripped me). Also, today was Lyd's first communion as … Continue reading Today Was a Great Palm Sunday!
This past weekend, I got to experience two firsts... 1. I got to officiate my first wedding. 2. I got to attend a Korean worship service. These events happened concurrently. As a church musician, I've taken part in more weddings than I can count. This was my first as the knot-tyer, as it were. I … Continue reading My Weekend
As loyal NoCamo readers know, I am hopelessly enamored with new technology. I am intrigued with the direction and scope of today's technological possibilities, especially from the point of view of a Christian and a church creative. The opportunities that technology allows for the Gospel have barely been explored, in my opinion. Tablets are being … Continue reading Google’s Project Glass and Its Ministry Potential