Remember that one time when everything worked perfectly and went according to the plan?

Remember that one time when everything worked perfectly and went according to the plan?

artistry and excellence, Guitars and music
Last week, I served at a conference in Nerja, Spain (not all service is drudgery) by taking a team of musicians to lead worship for international missionaries. Our travel was beset by cancellations and delays and mis-directed baggage, so we suspected that it wasn't going to be an easy week. We got set up, worked through several technical glitches, and began planning for the first few conference sessions. [caption id="attachment_2757" align="alignright" width="300"] My normal guitar rig (with optional angelic lighting...)[/caption] Then, it happened - after working fine for a day or two, my pedalboard (to me, the equivalent of a painter's palette) fried due to some sort of power conversion issue. All I could get to work was the guitar and ONE amplifier sound. The style of music we had…
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The Gap Theory – 2012 India Tour

artistry and excellence, missions and ministry
For September, I'm out on tour with The Gap Theory. We're currently in Chennai, India and we'll be here pretty much all month. Check the link above for our website for updates. So far, we've already played a full show at a college, and seen 80 or so people make decisions to start a relationship with Christ. We also did a 1-day training seminar about using music in ministry. We led classes on our philosophy of ministry, using music to share the gospel, personal stories, and what means to pursue excellence as an artist for God's glory. We're still trying to get on the right time zone... we're all really tired, but grateful for safe travel and for how well our hosts are taking care of us. We have 13…
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new music…

artistry and excellence, Guitars and music
Among other things, we've been working on some recording since The Gap Theory went to India.  And in addition to some more hopeful songs, we wrote a song about a relationship that's gone in the toilet. (We're such romantics...) And as it happens, that's the song that got done first, and we wanted to release it into the wild.  So, here it is... The Gap Theory's 'So Much For Love'.
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Back from India

missions and ministry
My latest project, a band called The Gap Theory, has successfully returned from our tour in India. We had a great time, playing shows on college campuses and in public concert centers in the cities of Hyderabad and Chennai. India's population is about 80% Hindu and 15% Muslim, so we weren't certain how we'd be received. But as we hoped, it turns out being an american rock band is a big deal there, and we found a great audience for our music, stories, and spiritual discussion. There were several settings where we were asked (and allowed) to share openly about our faith, and to extend an invitation for people to begin a relationship with Christ. In those cases, we saw about 40 percent of our audiences indicate that they had…
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