"The musical style of Eric Johnson...features electric rock instrumentation, blues influences, great musicianship, mild rhythmic syncopation and demanding instrumental part writing."That's how Pandora describes the music currently filling my ears (and those of any patrons of our music store, since I'm minding the counter this evening. And blogging. It's a slow night...) Last weekend I … Continue reading Hear. See. Notice. Eric Johnson.
At rehearsal last night, we ran through a song that just didn't work. So we tried it again. I still didn't think it worked.This thought was confirmed when the sound engineer pantomimed sticking his head in a noose to end his misery.We ditched the song. I thought for a minute...waited for inspiration...only once since I've … Continue reading Spontaneous Combustion
Several folks asked about the closing song for yesterday's PCC services. At Westchester, Lindsay sang; at Powhatan, Elijah and Travis did it.It's from one of the most powerful albums I've listened to in several years. In it's entirety, Beautiful Things by The Michael Gungor Band is an incredible journey through humanity, our desperate love for God … Continue reading You Make Beautiful Things Out Of Us
My heart is swelling.I'm sure pride is sinful in some way; "pride goeth before a fall" and all that...But I am PROUD. No other way to say it.Three of the young men pictured have been part of my life in some way since 2000, when we first moved from Texas to Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We … Continue reading Like Jonathan
I am committed to PCC - not just because I work there, but because I believe so passionately in what we do. We strive to make it a place where people can feel welcome, comfortable and safe. Above all, we want people to have a relationship with God.We believe that relationship develops in different ways, … Continue reading Never Shout Never
What a day at church today. It's the second week of our WIRED series (if you don't yet have a devotional book, pick one up at the office this week or at the resource table at church).Our community sadly is mourning the loss of Charlie Green, a fine man and passionate community servant. Because his … Continue reading Sunday Setlist 10.4.09
My brother is an artist, in the truest sense of the word. The best and worst of him flows out of the rawness of his continual search for truth, the pursuit of a high melodic calling that clings to his soul and refuses to let go. His faith informs everything about him with an authenticity … Continue reading Latching On To Who You’d Like To Be