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

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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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getting punched in the facade

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On this last concert tour with blue sky nine, I was talking to a guy and a girl after a show. The guy was one of the student leaders of the ministry on campus that brought us in, and he was fairly straight-laced. The girl was a bit alternative-looking and had hung around after the show to talk. During the conversation, he asked her a question or two about her spiritual interests. "I'm agnostic", she said, with a certain finality. And at that point, the guy visibly shut down and dropped the topic.  When she said the word "agnostic", it was like a switch went off and he quit asking questions.   Hmmmm.   So, I asked her - "Do you mind if I ask you a clarifying question or two about being agnostic?" "Sure", she said - without any real pushback or hesitation. "When you…
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blue sky nine goes to prison… again

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[gallery] Last night, blue sky nine found our way back into Ellsworth Correctional Facility in Ellsworth, Kansas. We had played here over the weekend of April 24th and 25th, working in partnership with the great folks from Bill Glass Prison Ministries, and had a great reception. Since we were in the neighborhood on tour, we hooked up a return visit.  With the Bill Glass outreach, we were just a band playing as part of someone else's program. This time, it was all us, and in addition to playing our music, I shared my story and how my relationship with Christ has changed my life.   We played for about 200 guys, and as always, they were very receptive and excited for us to be there. Not always for the right reasons, but we'll take whatever chance we get…
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