Did NOT see this coming when I was in college

Did NOT see this coming when I was in college

artistry and excellence, missions and ministry
I have a friend who is a college student who is studying music and ministry.  He needed to interview someone 'in the music business', so he sent me some questions. And while I don't work in the music industry per se, I think the input was helpful for him. And I remember thinking, as I wrote my responses... Well, HERE's a bunch of stuff I didn't see coming when I was in college. I posted the responses here for your perusal and commentary. So... peruse and comment.  Any help this provides will be like you getting the extra credit for my friend's assignment.  :-) Describe your career in the music business: I work as the Director of Artists for a music missions organization. I oversee artist development and strategies related to…
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10 years in the rear-view mirror: An update to our ministry partners

10 years in the rear-view mirror: An update to our ministry partners

missions and ministry
Ten years, this month. It’s been an entire decade since we responded to God’s call to leave behind our ‘normal’ lives to go into vocational missions with Cru and Keynote. 10 years since walking away from Scott’s career in Information Technology, and Jennifer’s career in Social Work. Our jobs were among the first things we were asked to sacrifice for our new calling. They would not be the last. In 2003, a lot of people thought we were nuts. (Some still do.) People have said this was a ‘phase’. People have told us I (Scott) was being reckless with our family’s security. Perhaps. But for what? In the last decade, I have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles, played hundreds of shows, shared the gospel with tens of thousands of…
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trajectory

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Recently, while discussing our work and music and travel and everything, an old friend made the comment that in a lot of ways, my life had been leading up to this for a long time. Hmmm. Was it that obvious? Because for most of that time, it really wasn't to me. I can look back on life and easily point to many 'defining moments' - moments where something really interesting or challenging or confusing took place, and I got to be or do more than usual. They were not so much moments where I defined myself, but moments when the things that are true of me (and how I was created) poked through and revealed something bigger. As I ponder those moments, some common themes emerge. Music, spirituality, and relationships…
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