Live from India

Live from India

missions and ministry, updates
[caption id="attachment_2678" align="alignright" width="300"] Teresa, talking with some college students after a show[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2681" align="alignright" width="300"] You can't tell, but I am making a great 'guitar face'.[/caption] I’m writing from a hotel room in Calicut, India, and wanted to give you a mid-tour update. Our band (called Stone), has played concerts in schools and colleges and public auditoriums, playing for over 4500 people so far. We’ve been getting extremely energetic responses from the students (and adults!) - they really love western rock music and are very engaged. More importantly, our concerts have led to some really great spiritual conversations. In Kochi, our first city, the students were predominantly Hindu. The Indian ministry staff are thrilled with the concert turnouts. They’re also happy that our concerts helped develop their relationships…
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The times, they are a-changin’…

The times, they are a-changin’…

missions and ministry
Before the crush of Keynote's Summer Project erases all the extra time in my life, I wanted to shoot an update. blue sky nine, the band I've been leading and touring with for the last 3 and a half years, is coming to something of an end. Our lead singer Laura is getting married and will move to Michigan, and we're going to take some downtime to evaluate our touring strategies to make sure we're being the best trustees of all the resources it takes to do our work. We see God move in incredible ways through our concerts, but that doesn't mean we can't find ways to improve, expand, and become more effective. And that sort of thinking is what leads to the latest change, which is that I have been asked to…
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All over but the shouting

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Keynote's 'Summer Project' wrapped this week. (See my last blog entry for some background on that). My role in the Summer Project is very different from my normal job, and it really is one of my favorite times of the year. Normally, I focus on leading a team and interacting with a lot of ministries for short-term projects and events. For the Summer, my job is to interact with a small number of student musicians for a much longer period of time. It's an amazing privilege to get to be part of the process that God uses to stretch them, shape them, and use them to change lives for eternity. He also uses them to remind me that I am 42. That's another issue. Anyway, for the whole project, between Keynote and the Impact movement (who we work together…
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