Posts under General Interest

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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05 Feb 2014

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Genesis tells us that God created light on the first day. That’s probably a good hint that light is a big deal. It helps guide our eyes and shape the way we see the world. As image makers, light is massively important. It can create contrast, interest, mood and emotion. Think back to way you […]

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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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02 Dec 2013

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Everyone has an opinion.  It seems to be accentuated in the church.  People give their time and resources and they’re passionate about what happens in your organization.  And you want it that way.  You would rather have them fired up and passionate than lethargic and uninterested.  So what do you do when their passion turns […]

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