Category "Video"

This Was The Year

Today is the first day of September. My daughter is off for her first day of high school. Yesterday, she picked up her driver’s permit.

On Sunday, I begin a new series at the church called, “A Year of_______________.”

The start of a new year (whether academic or calendar) usually has us thinking about goals and changes we’d like to make.

Norwegian jazz artist Ine Hoem has a song about expectations for a new year… it’s… Read More

Wind of God

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This is the sermon bumper from Sunday’s message – part 2 in our Untamed series, “Sails Up, The Wind Is Blowing.” It’s one of my favorites. Kinda felt like there was no need to preach after it – it would have been enough just to let that sink in…

Video & sound editing—Shaun Jones-Morford, voice… Read More

Just For The Friday Fun Of It

I haven’t done one of these for a little while – so here’s something just for the Friday fun of it…

 

1. Sleepy Steve—A fuzzy bachelor has engineered his wacky morning routine with robotic precision.

 

2. Voicemail From Grandma—She has an… Read More

Friday Is For Fun (& Delicious Food)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something just for fun on a Friday and that is kinda like a warning light on my dashboard of life… indicating that I better lighten up or something is gonna break, burn, or fall apart. And nobody wants that, so c’mon, let’s have some fun!

Here’s some fun, happy stuff that made me smile (and think about delicious food):

1. Scottish dad’s conversation with his daughter about boyfriends.

John Tierney decided to lay down some ground rules in a recent conversation with his four-year-old daughter Grace. He then posted the 30 second clip to Twitter, where it was shared by Scottish comedian Limmy (who has nearly 200,000 followers).

John, 37, said the conversation started when Grace waved at two boys who were walking past the car.

He said: “I joked that she should… Read More

Michael Hidalgo On The Descent

Our last sermon series at church was called DESCENT. It was one of my favorites – I really loved addressing themes like “honoring doubt,” and “cultivating creativity” and “embracing pain.”

Pastor Michael Hidalgo, in this 2 minute video, does an excellent job of summarizing the path of DESCENT that Jesus leads us on…

You have this person of Jesus who 2,000 years later is still compelling to a western world that’s based on a path of ascent. And yet, He’s reversed that entire thing.

“…that’s the mystery that’s contained in the heart of God and is displayed in the person of Jesus… that death brings life, that losing wins, that being… Read More

Jesus as Compañero by Father G

*the painting is “Christ and His Disciples” by Georges Rouault, 1937

Here’s a 90 second video clip of Father G talking about Jesus as compañero.

In it, he explains, “It’s part of our culture as Jesuits to see Jesus as companion, that we’re walking together.”

And this part is so beautiful…

He enters the place where I’m most terrified and He says, “I will be fearless for you.” And He never co-signs on our fear. He never says, “You have every reason to be frightened.” He says, “I’ll be fearless for you. Let’s go.”

That’s why I stay… Read More

If You Could Stand In Someone Else’s Shoes…

I ran across this on NPR’s On Being website.

If you could stand in someone else’s shoes… Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?

These words end this incredibly beautiful video produced by the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.

In the end, it’s about human connection. When we relate to those around us by… Read More

The Present

This beautiful, animated short The Present has won over 50 awards, and it’s not difficult to see why. For reals, watch it…

Now be honest, you felt differently about the boy when he finally got up off the couch, didn’t you? I did. What a vivid reminder:

Knowing someone’s story changes how you see them.

Or, as Brian Zahnd has said… Read More