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Here are some things you can expect very soon from me:

Reviews on:

Books

  • Contemplative Youth Ministry – Mark Yaconelli
  • A New Kind of Youth Ministry – Folmsbee
  • Growing Souls – Mark Yaconelli
  • The irresistible Revolution – Claiborne
  • Pop Goes the Church – Tim Stevens
  • Worship Matters – Bob Kauflin

Music – New or coming soon from

  • Alvin Slaughter
  • Jared Anderson
  • Joel Auge’
  • Gateway Worship
  • Kathryn Scott

Thoughts on:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Emergent Church
  • Alternative Worship
  • Contemplative Services
  • Communion
  • Church 2.0

THAT GET YOU FIRED UP?

I was talking to a friend’s wife the other day and God smacked me in the head. She was asking me how I am able to write music and then put it up on the net and not be unselfconscious about it. She is a worship leader as well and has hundreds of song that nobody has heard, but she said she wasn’t happy with herself in a few areas. Right away the book “in a pit with a lion on a snowy day” by Mark Batterson came into my head.

“don’t let what’s wrong with you keeping you from worshiping whats right in Him”

She of course responded with..”wow, deep”. I told her that sometimes I have that issue but more often than that I have another issue.

“don’t let what’s right with you keep you from worshiping whats right with Him”

Her response was “huh”. It’s interesting…I can do music/worship with my hands behind my back, youth group without even thinking, ministry without with people straight from my own strength. It isn’t pride, but I am very good on resting on my own ability and leaving the spirit out of the picture.
I will have a church service and play wrong chords and totally mess up and be ticked that worship was horrible. That will always be the week that 3 people come up to me to let me know how great worship was and how amazing God was. Then God says to me “see…it’s not you bucko” We all know that, but seems we are really good at forgetting that.

So she says to me..”Joel you are kicking my butt tonight”

God responds to me “consider your A** kicked as well!”

2 questions:

1. Ever leave God out of your ministry and see how amazing He is anyway?

2. Ever give somebody Godly advice and watch God kick your own butt with it?

THE NINJA WARRIOR MOST EXTREME YOUTH CHALLENGE:

On saturday I took my youth group to a local karate dojo that I rented out. I had met with the instructor there prior and put together a bunch of games. 55 to be exact. We met at 2 and ended at 5 and played around 12 or so games.

IT WAS AWESOME. we had team challenges, strength challenges and full on combat. Let me tell you this was such a cool time and the kids loved every minute of it. Because we didn’t get to even half of the games we are going to be doing it again in a few months.

I knew it would be cool, but I didn’t think that cool. I love pugel stick fighting.

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Best Picture List

February 29, 2008 — 6 Comments

Mud had this great idea and put together this list of the Best Picture winners and which ones he’d seen.

Then Conner decided to do his…

Now its my turn

For me the best movie in the list is Amadeus. 

Movies I have NOT seen are bold.

2007 – No Country for Old Men
2006 – The Departed
2005 – Crash
2004 – Million Dollar Baby

2003 – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 – Chicago
2001 – A Beautiful Mind
2000 – Gladiator
1999 – American Beauty
1998 – Shakespeare in Love
1997 – Titanic
1996 – The English Patient
1995 – Braveheart
1994 – Forrest Gump
1993 – Schindler’s List
1992 – Unforgiven
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
1990 – Dances with Wolves
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy
1988 – Rain Man
1987 – The Last Emperor
1986 – Platoon
1985 – Out of Africa
1984 – Amadeus
1983 – Terms of Endearment
1982 – Gandhi
1981 – Chariots of Fire
1980 – Ordinary People
1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer
1978 – The Deer Hunter
1977 – Annie Hall
1976 – Rocky
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest