Want Country Music Stardom? Upload a Video

Seeking worldwide musical fame?  Upload a video to YouTube.  Actually, please don’t.  Veronica Ballestrini, budding country music star, didn’t take my advice, and she’s on her way to a record deal: In a video posted to YouTube in January 2008, Veronica Ballestrini — then 16, blond, precocious — sits on a wrinkled couch wearing a [Read More...]

Dude, You’re Not Mark Driscoll, and Other Ways to Find a Pastoral Identity

9Marks just released its new eJournal on helping young pastors. I highly commend it to you–it looks very, very helpful. I had a thought on this topic.  It strikes me that young pastors, which I hope will one day include me, need to emulate our leaders and heroes, but only to a point.  We need [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, April 11, 2008

1. One of my favorite rappers, Braille, has a new album coming out. If you have never heard of Braille, or never given his music a chance, go to his Myspace page and listen to some of his tracks. Braille is a Christian from Oregon, and he makes great, God-glorifying music. See–unbelievers don’t have all [Read More...]


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