This morning I reached the pinacle of my musical career and promptly retired.
I was up to preach and our worship pastor, Cameron Sprinkle led by himself. It was just going to be the two of us on stage for the morning. For the first song he had the idea of setting up a bass drum and pulling someone up to play quarter notes and keep the beat. Sometimes you need a little something extra on that first song. During rehearsal he had me come up so he could practice with someone and I was way off. I’m the guy who can’t clap and sing at the same time.
I told him I wasn’t the guy for the job and he agreed.
Or so I thought. I’m literally walking through the auditorium door to get some water as the first service started when Cameron called me up to play. I could have killed him.
It was literally the most nerve racking experience on stage I have ever had. I think I survived, but like I’ve always said: never trust a man who doesn’t tie his shoes.
Now on to the links:
- So what should I be watching this premier week? Any shows you would recommend?
- I get about half of the jokes here, maybe you’ll get the other half.
- This political season see a lot of people around me advocating for a return to the Founding Father’s intent. Just a couple of comments on this notion: first of all things were not as clear cut and obvious as someone may want it to be and second at the founding the vast majority couldn’t vote and slavery existed.
- While on the topic of politics, who else is excited about this movie?
- Michael Lewis has an interesting piece on the President.
- Set your group up for dialog.
- Ben Arment dropping wisdom.
- Todd Rhoades has been a blogging machine lately, really solid content.
- Ben Reed on what he wished he had known in seminary.
- Stop Trying to Look Cool in Front of Seth Godin.
- Sidewalk chalk, marketing and a new church.
- Rick Warren on Nehemiah’s strategy for handling conflict.
- Jonathan Pearson tells us how social media is changing the Christian faith.
- Tim Stevens on some advice for writers.