BOOKMARKS: SET 17

act_of_killing_031-Been fascinated of late by the new documentary, Act Of Killing. There are tons of blog posts about the premise, but here’s the director giving the background. Sounds like a bold, but depressing, film.

-The Steven Furtick controversy was here and gone (like most of us expected,) but I think this article highlights on some of the more nuanced issues involving transparency among Christian leaders.

-I promise I’m not harping on megachurches (at least, intentionally,) but this may be a thing.

-I’m impressed by what Joel Klampert and Ember Church did for Thanksgiving outreach.

-How observant are you? Colgate thinks NOT SO MUCH.

-Finally finished Double Cross. It was a slow read, but I’m glad I did it. Impressed with how much research went into the book. (It could easily be an espionage film if you focused on one or two of the principal  players instead of the whole “team.”

-RELATED: Now that I’m done with that, I’ve got two “church” books to read. One for our staff reading list and one for myself. Have a feeling they’re going to move a bit slower than the spy book.

-I may hijack a few upcoming Bookmark posts for just plain ol’ blogging. Or maybe something more…

BOOKMARKS: SET 16

Screen shot 2013-11-27 at 9.28.46 PM-This post from Musicademy about what a congregation needs to hear in worship. Good reminders!

-I’m all about the BINGEWATCH. Here’s a list of shows that can be binged in 9 hours. Pretty manageable, I’d say!

-Oh, man. Please let this be real. PLEASE LET THIS BE REAL.

-Just added a funny, interesting podcast called James Bonding. In their first episode, they referenced this video revealing the man responsible for Bond using the Walther PPK.

-I’m almost finished with Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies. It’s a massive story and starts a little slow, but it’s a great book.

-Not only is this a sweet article, but it reinforces how important color can be in any artistic endeavor.

True – but gross – ways to wish someone a happy birthday.

*Since I love Batman, I’ve decided to have at least one Batman-themed link in each post. I think I can do it. Here.

BOOKMARKS: SET 11

POD_2012_Logo-The new 30 for 30 looks good, y’all.

-This is in now way a “new” thing, but I’m getting fed up with folks who write blogs as responses to specific people. Like this and this. I’m especially frustrated when the blogger is a Christ follower. The Bible seems pretty clear on what to do when there’s an issue you and someone.

-I was saddened to hear that Nerdist host Chris Hardwick lost his dad suddenly this past weekend. His tribute at the end of Talking Dead was honest, brief and sincere. Loved it.

-Over seven years old and this video still makes me laugh.

-Remembered this video by P.O.D. last night and remembered how much I liked it back in the day. But I didn’t remember that there’s a make-out scene in a Christian band’s video. Maybe there was more controversy about it back then, but I don’t remember.

-Wanna read this book.

BOOKMARKS: SET 3

Arcade-FireMore and more ROCK STAR WORSHIP LEADERS are getting fired.

T-Bone Burnett theorizes about the internet revolution.

Don’t know if this is the best way for Christians to respond to the holiday issue. Can’t decide which I “like” more – the rap in the middle or the fact that they offer free downloads of the sheet music. (Almost 4 million views at this point, by the way.)

Yeah, probably never gonna’ parachute ever.

Arcade Fire tribute band. So great.

Percussionists: This is the Schlagwerk Sizzle Board. And it is cool.

Another percussion rated link – cajons tend to be very uncomfortable for players who use them for long stretches of time. Wondering if the Slap Top Cajon is a viable, easier-to play solution?