I had the chance to sit down with Jeremy and Riann Ross to talk about Jeremy's design work for the Advocate series. They've become really good friends this past year and I'm so excited for you all to get to know them a little bit more! We had a great discussion about the importance of branding and how good design is often overlooked. Check it out!
I didn’t expect it to be this hard. No one ever tells you that after you experience darkness, light isn’t always the next step. There is often a step in-between the two – something that feels like identity theft. Something that feels like solace – a place where even “Emmanuel – God with us” can’t get to. The past year has looked like this for me… I’ve been spending my days wondering how to find a God who says He has never left my side, how to stay present when all I look forward to are days when He feels near again.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Rebecca Browne to talk about the necessity of creating art, her love of traveling, shape-note singing, and a lot of other really cool stuff. She is a super talented artist and is truly inspiring! Read through the interview and check out her art work!
When Ryan Hebel first told me about the KC sessions and writing original worship songs, I was so excited because this was a project that I had never really done before. I had heard of other churches worshipping to original music and was always curious what their songwriting process was like....Do they write songs that fit the themes of their church specifically? Is there a particular style that they claim for all of their worship songs? How do they do it? You can obviously tell, that I am someone who needs clear direction before I jump into anything...
I often think about those who serve during a worship service. The first people who tend to come to mind are musicians and speakers. The people you can see on stage, right in front of your face. But for the last few years, the first people I tend to think about are the behind-the-scenes people. Just hours following Easter this year, these were the folks I was thinking about the most.
You have the opportunity to experience it tomorrow morning at Powell Hall. Doors open at 9:45, service starts at 10:30. Come and worship with The Gathering musicians alongside Charles Glenn, Brian Owens, and The Funky Butt Brass Band. Come and listen to a message of hope.
I sat down with Thomas Plunk and Megan Fogliano to talk about Thomas's sketches for The Gathering's Good Friday service. We sipped some iced latte's and had a great discussion about the tattoo industry, art philosophy, and other neat stuff. They're both down to earth and really cool!
As Lent is coming to a close, I thought it'd be fun to both reflect and introduce you to some old school Lenten musical traditions within the church. The paradox of living as Christians in the 21st century is the fact that we think more about the future of the church while forgetting about the church of the past and the rich traditions it contains. So, let's open up our minds and time travel for a little bit. Here we go!
I had the chance to sit down with artist Candice Jones and talk about life, art, and her recent work that was displayed for the Blueprint Series. I'm excited for you all to hear her story and learn more about her creative process. She is pretty awesome!
It was a Friday evening and something new was about to happen on the streets of St. Louis. The rain fell down from the sky, but praises were being lifted high that night. A dozen people gathered together in a house to worship God, get to know one another, and eat some good food...and it was fun!