This is the question we posed with this past weekend's parody video: A series video for our new series "The Real OT", where we look at various old testament characters through a modern lens to see what we can learn. Not sure how much learning is going on in this video, but it sure seems fun!
The roast on Saturday night went very well. A good time was had by all, and we didn't get too rough on Bill. In fact, if you listen hard enough, you can still hear Gary Dole talking about him. Here are some photos. Enjoy!
If you are an artist here at Community, you'll want to change your plans for Saturday night, and come to the yellow box to say farewell to Community Worship Arts Guru Bill Carroll, as we celebrate his ministry here with a good ole' fashioned roast. You won't want to miss it. We're going to have some fun at his expense, in the (formerly known as Icon) Theater at the yellow box, around 7:30pm. It's gonna be a hoot! And if you have something you want to say about good ole' Bill C, let me know and I'll give you a spot on the bill. (carroll roast).
This weekend we put out there our eighth version of our Mac/PC parody videos. The concept just fit far too well with the big idea last weekend to resist. So we went for it. If you want to hear the message for which it fit, visit the Community Christian website. To watch the parody itself, look below... Enjoy!
My brother wants me to call my blog a 'brag'... he thinks that that's all they are. His opinion is valid since I dont think he's ever once read my blog. Oh wait, that isn't valid after all. Just something I was thinking about today. hope you're having a good one!
As artists, or arts directors, we're charged with taking risks. All the time. That's good, that's what we're supposed to do. But the wear and tear of that kind of work can get to you, and often you need an outlet in which to vent, think through stuff, get help.
That's what I love about multisite, and about how relational Community can be when it's working. Our arts directors get together once a month, sharing ideas, sharing war stories, and are able to talk about the risks they take and the inherent frustrations that exist within our work. It's one of my jobs to make sure that they do that.
And now our Community website allows for facebook-like features, so I started a group, a private group for arts directors to post info, give reaction to our material, frustrations regarding events, etc. It's great, because it's just for arts directors, and there's a safety that exists in that kind of conversation when it is understood that other people who "don't get it" won't be able to read it.
And I love that we can do that. I also love that shortly after starting that group, one of my arts directors proceeded to start a private secret group just for arts directors that aren't the big boss. In other words, everyone else can get in but me. Believe me, I tried. Denied access. And that's great, because as great as the group is that I started is or can be, they still will need to have a group where they can talk about stuff that "Uncle Eric" shouldn't hear, or at least, stuff that they wouldn't say if they knew I was reading it.
Take risks. Make sure you have a safe place. But then don't stay there. Get back out there and take some risks. Vent about it in a safe place. And then get back out there... infinity...