Heat Retreat 2008 Promo Video

One of the highlights of our summer is always the Heat Retreat. This year’s Heat Retreat takes place, August 1-3 at Lake Beauty Bible Camp. Incredible speakers, great music, wake boarding, water skiing, and more make this a weekend you won’t want to miss. For more information give Wooddale Student Ministries a call at (952) 944-8360.

He Is Risen!

I wrote this poem last Easter, and posted it on this blog. I thought I’d re-post it today.

He Is Risen!

Have you heard the news?
In the middle of life’s chaos
In the wars and rumors of wars
In the hustle and bustle of life on the street
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!

Have you heard the news?
In the family crisis
and school crisis
In the workplace struggle
and neighborhood squabble
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!

Have you heard the news?
In the homeless’ plight
and widow’s tears
In the aged’s pain
and the young person’s indifference
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!

Have you heard the news?
In Hollywood’s self absorption
and Bollywood’s worldly fortune
In palaces and shantytowns
and everywhere in between
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!

Have you heard the news?
In the secret places of your heart
and mine
In the public faces on you and me
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!

No scholar or skeptic
No pastor or priest
No celebrity or star
No scientist or Atheist
No billionaire or pauper
No discovery or philosophy
No greed or philanthropy
No government or institution
No TV special or blockbuster movie
No book or periodical
No diversion or distraction
No boy or girl
No man or woman
Can stop the news
Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!

Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today!
He is Risen, Indeed!

Greater Things Have Yet to Come!

I love the song, God of This City. It was originally written by the band, Bluetree. Bluetree is from Belfast, and when you consider the turmoil that Belfast has been under for years, this is a beautiful song. It’s also a beautiful song in light of the resurrection. As you celebrate Easter, celebrate the God who makes the truth of this song possible.

2008 Mission Trip Promo Video

Check out this 30-second promotional video for our 2008 Operation Central America and Chicago Urban Mission Trips! I created it at http://www.animoto.com. It’s a great web site that lets you upload pictures and pick music. It automatically generates the video and then lets you export it to Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, etc. This is a great resources for video announcements at church, your youth ministry, etc. Best of all, if you are just doing a 30-second promo video, the service is FREE! Don’t you love free stuff?