10 years in the rear-view mirror: An update to our ministry partners

10 years in the rear-view mirror: An update to our ministry partners

missions and ministry
Ten years, this month. It’s been an entire decade since we responded to God’s call to leave behind our ‘normal’ lives to go into vocational missions with Cru and Keynote. 10 years since walking away from Scott’s career in Information Technology, and Jennifer’s career in Social Work. Our jobs were among the first things we were asked to sacrifice for our new calling. They would not be the last. In 2003, a lot of people thought we were nuts. (Some still do.) People have said this was a ‘phase’. People have told us I (Scott) was being reckless with our family’s security. Perhaps. But for what? In the last decade, I have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles, played hundreds of shows, shared the gospel with tens of thousands of…
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Was it something we said?

missions and ministry
OK, so I admit that I sometimes syndicate my own content across several mediums. So instead of just filling in the same stuff here that I did on blue sky nine's website, I am just gratuitously pointing to it here so I don't have to even more gratuitously cross-post it. Click the link below: Was it something we said? Seriously. It's worth a look. This might be the weirdest after-show comment I've ever seen.
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trajectory

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Recently, while discussing our work and music and travel and everything, an old friend made the comment that in a lot of ways, my life had been leading up to this for a long time. Hmmm. Was it that obvious? Because for most of that time, it really wasn't to me. I can look back on life and easily point to many 'defining moments' - moments where something really interesting or challenging or confusing took place, and I got to be or do more than usual. They were not so much moments where I defined myself, but moments when the things that are true of me (and how I was created) poked through and revealed something bigger. As I ponder those moments, some common themes emerge. Music, spirituality, and relationships…
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delusions of… adequacy

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In my more honest moments, I realize that I have a great job and an awesome wife and family, and I really have no idea how I ever hooked that up. But most of the time, when I'm not being that self-aware, I make it through the day/week/month feeling like I've got it pretty well figured out and I can navigate my tasks (including the ones that involve ministry) with nothing by my intuition, experience, and considerable wits. In short, I have delusions of adequacy. Well. Midway through the blue sky nine Asian tour, I got really sick. Not H1N1 sick; but it was the mother of all head-colds. Right in the thick of this particluar misery is when we had to play our first gig in Seoul. And I'm…
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