Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 1
Jun13

Honoring Christ In Audio Mixing-Day 1

Theological Sound A study was done in which gardens were planted in different and yet identical greenhouse environments. The only thing that varied from greenhouse to greenhouse, was the music.Various boom boxes were placed next to the plants to serenade them with tunes as they grew. One greenhouse played classical. Another, metal. Another, rock. Another, pop etc. By the end of the experiment, the only plants thriving were the ones...

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Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 3
Jun06

Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 3

A Hotel or a Home We sadly treat the church today like a Hotel not a Home. In a hotel, one comes in and uses up resources. We empty the toiletries, mess up the bed, and get waited on hand and foot. This is sadly how we expect the world around us to work, and it’s sadly what’s happening in our world today. We are using up resources, devouring people, and expecting that everything will wait on us and our every desire. This is not the...

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Freebie 5- Dr. Gerry Breshears- Finding Purpose Within Our Creativity
Jun04

Freebie 5- Dr. Gerry Breshears- Finding Purpose Within Our Creativity

In this video Dr. Gerry Breshears teaches us how interpreting Scripture, helps us to find purpose within our creativity. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for FREE weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts,...

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Freebie 4- Tom Boomershine- Present, Perform, and Interpret the Bible through Acting
May28

Freebie 4- Tom Boomershine- Present, Perform, and Interpret the Bible through Acting

In this video Tom Boomershine, displays the power of presentation and interpretation through acting out the Bible. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for FREE weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts, governance,...

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Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 1
May23

Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 1

The Meal and Home In the first three centuries, largely up until the time that Constantine politicalized Christianity as the state religion, the whole of the Christian worship service (the gathering) was referred to as “the Lord’s Supper.” It wasn’t a wafer and a sip from a plastic throwaway cup that was in Paul’s mind in 1 Corinthians 10:17-34, when he spoke of the Supper. The context of Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians clearly is...

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“Freebie 3- Josh Blake-God’s Family and Kingdom in Song
May21

“Freebie 3- Josh Blake-God’s Family and Kingdom in Song

      In this video, Josh Blake teaches us creatively, about God’s family and kingdom. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for FREE weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts, governance,...

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Freebie 2- Lataifah Alattas – Joy in the Midst of Heartache, Tragedy, & Loss
May16

Freebie 2- Lataifah Alattas – Joy in the Midst of Heartache, Tragedy, & Loss

In this video Latifah Alattas of Page CXVI teaches us how to deal with joy and grief creatively. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts, governance, technology, family, or...

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Freebie #1: The Songwriter’s Toolbox
Apr30

Freebie #1: The Songwriter’s Toolbox

Thank you for your support of Garden City, The Worship Ministry Catalyst, and the Make Jesus Culture Conference. This post is the first post coming in a long line of freebies. Over the course of the next couple years, we will be releasing FREE content weekly that we feel will be helpful, not only to those overseeing the worship culture in churches, but to those worshipping the Lord in all areas of life … from education, to...

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Assumptions: Dangerous in Multi-Ethnic Ministry
Jan02

Assumptions: Dangerous in Multi-Ethnic Ministry

A few weeks ago, I was with my friends Royce and Jhonny across from a resort entrance in the Dominican Republic. Here we were in our flip flops and bathing suits, holding our towels and backpacks, standing on the side of the highway waiting for a public bus. We might as well have painted a target on our backs. TOURISTS! Though he doesn’t look like it when he is with me, Jhonny is Dominican. And though I am not Dominican by birth, I...

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The Book of Numbers: Day 15
Dec06

The Book of Numbers: Day 15

A Worshipful Journey Through the Book of Numbers Four hundred years of compromise, sin, suffering and darkness at the hands of evil authorities. Israel’s only way to be healed is to come out of slavery and into the freedom of the Lord’s authority. Picture yourself when reading of Israel. As you follow our study through the often overlooked book of Numbers, you will see how God rehabilitates and frees broken people. Day 15: The Budded...

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Writing Evil
Oct12

Writing Evil

Whenever I introduce myself as an author, especially to someone who knows I’m a Christian, the question inevitably comes up, “So do you write cheesy Christian fiction? Or do you write normal stuff?” Unless the person is beautifully blunt, the question won’t be this direct, but it’s implied. And it always punches me in the gut. But I know exactly what they mean. Growing up, I was only allowed to read Christian fiction or classics. With...

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The Theology of Work
Oct10

The Theology of Work

  Check out Garden City Project’s LIVE Conference which will feature William Messenger and the Theology of Work Project. The LIVE Conference will equip thousands of culture creators around the world to make the kind of culture Jesus desires: one that’s more loving, that makes peace, that reciprocates kindness, that controls itself, and lives out joy.  Learn more how you can join the movement. What is the Theology of Work...

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The Parables of Christ: Day Two
Sep21

The Parables of Christ: Day Two

The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and discover...

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Getting Out of Hate
Sep12

Getting Out of Hate

The discussion of loving one another continues here as we move into the third chapter of 1 John. Loving one another does a great deal in the struggle against idolatry. The struggle of idolatry is alive and real for the people that John is writing to, and because of this, John addresses the continual practice of idolatry and sin. He tells us that anyone who makes a practice of sinning has not been born of God. In fact, people who do...

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MultiCultural Worship Builds Community
Aug10

MultiCultural Worship Builds Community

I at one point had the privilege of speaking to 400 students about the concept of multicultural worship. First of all, I am encouraged by the fact that students in a Christian high school want to know more about multicultural worship (it was their idea to invite me to come!) A few days after the chapel, I got the chance to speak with one of the international students at the school. He said, “chapel was good this week.” I smiled and...

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1 John 3:16–Hallow Men
Jul25

1 John 3:16–Hallow Men

 This is the way we know love is This is the way we lovers give This is the way we know love is     Not with a bang but a giver   This is the way we know love gives This is the way, no other is This is the way the world begins     He who was slain played the giver.   We are today, We know love is Our lives we lay, we also give Brothers repay, but we must end      Not with a bang but a...

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