This past weekend, I officially started on staff at Transformation Church in South Carolina. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am and how God has orchestrated this entire move and my calling to this church. I am blessed to sit under the weekly teaching now of Derwin Gray, who is speaking hope, grace, love, truth and lots of JESUS into my life. I’m grateful to God for this opportunity to serve and be a part of a God-movement. More to come soon!
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I went to go see the movie ‘Son of God’ on Palm Sunday to prepare myself for the upcoming Easter week. It was a great way to get my heart and mind focused on the coming week. The movie is not perfect and like most Hollywood movies, they take some creative liberties and change the story a few times, but it also has its great moments.
Here are the moments that stood out to me and moved me to tears:
- The birth of Jesus
- The calling of Matthew the tax collector (this is one of the most powerful scenes in all of film I’ve ever scene)
- Jesus reading from the scroll of Isaiah in the temple and seeing people’s reaction to what he says
These are the most powerful moments to me that stand out. Of course I was moved by the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. What about you? Did you see the movie? Did you like it? What moved you? People from all over the world are sharing their experiences with the movie. Take a look:
For more about the movie and to share how it’s impacted you, go to sonofgodstories.com
Many people don’t realize that I was a worship leader for 12 years and have been involved in worship ministry in some way for the last twenty-plus years. I also have a degree in music/worship. One thing I love doing is finding new songs and sharing them with friends in ministry. With my platform via my blog and as the Editor of Christian Media Magazine, I get to share with a large audience.
So here you go: The song that I predict will be heard all around the world this year on Easter. I stumbled across this live video of Kari Jobe singing “Forever” with Brian Johnson and Bethel Live some time ago. I wanted to introduce you to it today because Kari Jobe’s new single will be available on iTunes tomorrow 2/18/14. I’ve always been a big fan of Kari Jobe and the spirit in which she leads worship. I encourage you to purchase this song and help it go straight to #1. “Now death where is your sting?”
Want to experience like I first did? Watch this video:
*** Get the chord chart HERE
*** You can download the song from iTunes HERE.
Recently I wrote about seeing TobyMac live and getting to talk with him backstage. I talked about how all these years later (I first saw him 20 years ago), TobyMac is still innovating. Guess what I found that TobyMac did? He recorded and edited his label’s artist Capital Kings’ music video on his iPhone 5. It’s pretty amazing. Check it out:
*** Greg Atkinson is the author of the book Church Leadership Essentials available on Amazon through Rainer Publishing (now available in print).
My friend, Blaine Hogan of Willow Creek, produced this great video. I thought it was a good follow-up to my post last week on the Creation debate. Flour, holi powder, and the amazing David Ingram, helped to create this piece that Blaine’s team is quite proud of. Enjoy!
Dancer: David Ingram
Executive Producer: Paul Johnson
Writer, Director, Producer, Flour-thrower: Blaine Hogan, Bjorn Amundsen
Producer: Rhianna Godfrey
Music: Energico by AJ Hochhalter
DP: Bjorn Amundsen
Editor: Bjorn Amundsen
Sound Design: Ryan Pribyl
Voice Talent: Kabir Singh
This has got to be the most exciting thing I’ve seen in quite sometime! 24 returns this Spring!
This is good stuff. I especially loved when the dog started barking (that is my life). You just got to laugh!
Regardless of who you’re pulling for in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, this is pretty cool. I don’t know if you’ve heard the incredible story of Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is the first legally deaf offensive player in NFL history, but you should.
Now a Duracell ad featuring Coleman and his inspiring story has gone viral … and it’s great.
Check out this video. How driven are you?