Come&Live! - Items filtered by date: June 2017
The day before I left to embark on my 1,500-mile, intensive, nine-day fundraising trip to the New England area––a trip that would end up being about the same distance as driving one way from Los Angeles to Mexico City––I felt hugely defeated. Deflated even. Everything in me was thinking about how I could back out. I wondered what excuse I could come up with that would warrant canceling on countless meetings, without harming a bunch of great friendships. Thankfully nothing sufficient came to mind, and I was forced to press through.
In the ‘70s and ‘80s, punk bands were often hailed as radical or revolutionary, challenging social conventions. Some bands today like to wear “revolutionary” images and take political or social stands in their lyrics, as well. But if Paul had had a band, their commitment to the greatest cause of all would have outplayed any other band in history. If Paul had had a band, they would have radically poured themselves out, sacrificially serving the cause of the Gospel.
This summer will be my eleventh consecutive summer touring with No Longer Music. I have spent quite a number of years of my life on the road performing. Despite late nights and long van drives, sleeping on church floors, and living out of a suitcase, I am more grateful than ever to do what I do.
I recently chatted with Shaun Hypes and Brandon Osborne of the band DENS, who joined our family of artists earlier this year. We explored how their band came about, what their vision is, and some of the values that hold them together.
Everyone in a band hates each other… at least, that’s the stereotype we often hear. How can we deal with conflict in a band or even just in a group setting? How important is unity? The regulars will answer all your questions!! Well... maybe not, but they will talk about this issue and what they’ve learned through many years of experience in ministry. And this time on David’s Random Story, you’ll get to hear about the time that a punk put a rat on the shoulder of a pastor who was trying to impress the founder of YWAM.
David and Ben talk about what God has done though the first few shows of the No Longer Music tour and David shares a bonus Random Story.