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28 May 2014

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“Stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture on our minds. Consequently, stories often pack more punch than sermons. Want to make a point or raise an issue? Tell a story. Jesus did it.                   […]

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22 Apr 2014

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Sometimes you just need to give things away. Here’s what you’ll get… The main pad that our keyboard players use in our services, complete with mod wheel special sauce. (Disclaimer: Requires Propellerhead Reason 7 or later). Our accompaniment track for Hillsong United’s “Scandal of Grace” and the “cue track” that guides us through it. (We place […]

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19 Mar 2014

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Years ago, I’d get in trouble for laughing in church.  Now I get to write things to try to make everyone else laugh in church. Don’t tell me Jesus doesn’t love irony. Here at GCC, our leaders and arts team truly believe in the power of comedy to connect people, ease tension on tough topics, […]

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13 Feb 2014

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If you’ve executed any sort of musical art on stage, you’ve certainly experienced the stress, anxiety, and utter panic that is induced by things not going as planned. Whether it’s a pianist who’s started a song in the wrong key, a guitarist who’s broken an essential string for the upcoming solo, a vocalist who just […]

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30 Jan 2014

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Have you noticed Sunday is relentlessly faithful? Week after week, she comes with expectations of greatness. Year after year, Christmas and Easter seem to call us into an office, sit behind a big desk, arms folded, looking down at us as if to say “Impress me.” If we’re honest, artists in the church can easily […]

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