The Impact Of Godly Men

lecraeLecrae is one of Christian Hip Hop’s leading voices. He is also an author, theologian, speaker, and cultural architect. I appreciate the impact that Lecrae is making is making on this generation.

PBS recently interviewed Lecrae for their Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly program.

Check out this interview and ask yourself how you are influencing those around you.

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What Would You Do If You Had Only Months Left To Live?

Zach Sobiech is a young man in my son Chris’ class at Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota. He is a senior and this past May he found out that he has only months left to live. I’m told that Zach has one of the most positive attitudes towards life that most of his friends have ever met. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he is choosing to embrace the joy in each day.

Zach is a musician and recently wrote a song entitled, Clouds. He performed the song at Coffee House, a benefit concert at Stillwater High School to raise money so that Zach could enjoy his last months. He gave half of the money to cancer research!

Clouds went on YouTube on December 5, 2012, and in just 12 days it has received over 412,200 views. He is hoping to hit 1,000,000 views before he dies. Will you help him make it? Check out his inspiring song, and then answer the question, “What would you do if you had only months left to live?”

The song is also available on iTunes.

Audio Adrenaline Is Back With a Passion for Haiti

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I’m heading to Haiti next month with a group of pastors from area churches to take a look at how Woodbury Community Church can be even more engaged in making a difference in the island nation. Haiti was already one of the world’s poorest countries when it was ravaged by the devastating earthquake of 2010. It is amazing how quickly we can forget about the impact that earthquake had on Haiti. An estimated 316,000 people lost their lives. That is more people than live in the entire city of St. Paul. Countless children became orphans and over 1,000,000 people became homeless. Over 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed, making any kind of economic recovery something that is years away at best.There are many great Christian organizations making a difference in Haiti. I’ll be going with World Wide Village, an organization located here in the Twin Cities that has been committed to transforming lives, empowering communities and loving people since 2001. I believe with all of my heart that the answer for Haiti is found in Jesus Christ.Today, Audio Adrenaline, with new lead singer, Kevin Max, released the first video of the band’s new era. Mark Stuart, former lead singer of this group lost his voice six years ago. The group folded but the ministry of the initial band members didn’t. Stuart became passionate about Haiti and what could be accomplished there if the church banded together. The new band exists to help orphans in Haiti. That is why they are back together. You can read more about their new mission at  http://www.handsandfeetproject.org/. I think it is so cool that even though Mark’s voice is gone that he is still involved in the songwriting, vision casting and day-to-day operations of the band.Enjoy the video below and if you are interested in hearing more about my upcoming trip to Haiti, I’d love to talk with you. You can e-mail me at bschulenburg@wccmn.org.