Nothing left to lose

missions and ministry
As of late, I've been working on preparations for a tour in India with a band called The Gap Theory. I'm excited about that, but I was leafing through some blog entries from blue sky nine (the band I spent 4 years leading and touring with) and came across this article that I had written, but never clicked the 'publish' button. So... here's a previously unpublished story from the 2010 blue sky nine tour. - - - - - - - - May, 2010 Recently, in addition to a bunch of colleges and other shows, blue sky nine played outreach concerts at 3 different prison facilities. One was an outreach at a Level-5 security, ‘Supermax’ prison. At that event, we saw literally hundreds of guys make decisions to turn their…
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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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Justice, or grace?

missions and ministry
“Whenever I would bring a bible home, my father would burn it…” blue sky nine just came off the road doing from a bunch of concerts in correctional institutions in Florida. There are a number of things that make those concerts difficult. One is that, to the correctional officers, our band and equipment represents an entire travelling circus of items that could be potentially made into improvised weapons. Another is that the physical security of the women in our team requires a level of diligence that is, in a word, creepifying. It can be a dangerous place. To me, though, the hardest thing is learning about the events that led up to whatever they did to become incarcerated. We get to talk to the guys a lot before and after…
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I don’t think I’ll ever get over “Macho Grande”…

artistry and excellence, Guitars and music, missions and ministry
Here's a 'year-in-review' video for the band I tour with, blue sky nine. We wrote this instrumental while on tour this year, and have had a blast performing it. So, now that we're off the road for a while, we snuck into the studios at Ball State University to record it (and shoot some quick video!). We just finished up the audio engineering last night... So, here it is! oehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us5SfEk7PZo
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