June 2007


front page&iTRu-nes&walkTRu27 Jun 2007 04:07 pm

got a couple new items kicking around the front page right now…

first up, the Walk TRu of dcTalk’s GREATEST HITS…

and second, the June 07 iTRu-nes Playlist…

enjoy… there’s more coming…

peace… love… bdg…

general&news&web25 Jun 2007 12:20 pm

Got this in my inbox several times, so i figured i’d share… the goods amount to the following:
– “Wake Up” by KJ-52 (ft. Toby Morrell of Emery)
– “Change” by Bethany Dillon
– “The Highest and Greatest” by Tim Hughes
– “Thank God I’m Not the One” by The Afters
– “Play It Safe” by Dizmas

And the instructions are as follows…


Creation and iTunes have teamed up to offer you the best in digital music before and on-site at the festival.

5 FREE songs from iTunes

Feed your iPod right now with a free Creation digital sampler from iTunes featuring a special collection of 5 FREE songs from Creation artists such as Bethany Dillon, KJ-52 and more! To download your free digital music sampler on iTunes: click HERE, If you already have iTunes installed.

If you need to install iTunes (or if the link doesn’t work):
1. Download iTunes for Mac or Windows, free of charge, at www.itunes.com.
2. Open iTunes and click iTunes Store.
3. Click Redeem.
4. Enter the code 9PJF7HPKH6K7

Your download will start immediately. Enjoy.

This Code Expires on: July 31, 2007


It’s my understanding that if you attend Creation Fest, you’ll get a card worth 20 more songs and that there will be performances and whatnot available to purchase on iTunes in the near future…

Currently, there’s a 26 song playlist featured on the front page of the “Christian & Gospel” section and there’s a Creation Fest podcast too…

ps: i had fun when i went to Creation Fest long, long ago.

peace… love… bdg…

Bookshelf&Glory Revealed21 Jun 2007 05:16 pm

If there’s one thing that i control, it’s…. nothing… this actually reminds me of… oh, right… the interview i just posted with Bethany Dillon… how funny… i’m sitting here thinking about how this all sounds familiar and duh, i just cleaned up that interview and posted it…

The point is pretty clear, and this is a shorter chapter because, well, perhaps it’s easier to understand and less enjoyable to talk about, but our inadequacies prove over and over again that we need God, who is actually able to hold everything together and control everything… that shows off more of His glory… and in order not to belabor the point, that’s about it…

peace… love… bdg…

front page&inTRuviews21 Jun 2007 04:57 pm

Lest you miss out on this… the front page features an interview with Bethany Dillon that i conducted back in April… i know, i’m way behind the eight ball on getting these interviews posted, but believe me… slowly and surely, they will all appear…

peace… love… bdg…

Bookshelf&Glory Revealed18 Jun 2007 05:17 pm

Well here’s something new… who’d ever have expected a chapter about prophesy to also include Jim Carrey and the movie Dumb and Dumber? i can’t say that i’m a fan of the film to be honest – much of Jim Carrey’s humor makes me grimace – but the point is well made for the chapter… hope in the midst of great odds requires a lot of faith and perhaps a bit of mental deficiency…

faith in a sure thing though, should be really easy, yet, as David points out, despite many many unimaginably accurate prophesies recorded in the Bible, many of us still have a hard time putting our faith in the Word of God… it’s pretty silly actually… i mean, when it’s right there in front of you, how could you demand more evidence?

When God’s always right, you have to give Him props, right?

peace… love… bdg…

general&news18 Jun 2007 04:26 pm

Well, despite what i learned in a recent interview that i have yet to transcribe and post, Jars of Clay have split ways with Essential Records after 12 years… this, according to a recent report from Billboard

The group that has been the backbone of Essential Records has moved on to start up their own label, Gray Matters, which will fall under the Nettwerk Music Group… Nettwerk, which always makes me doublecheck the spelling, also includes the management company that has been working with Jars of Clay since 2003…

Other noteworthy Nettwerk artists include Matt Wertz and Leah Nash… Since Nettwerk doesn’t have CBA representation that i know of – i could be wrong – it’s possible that Provident will pick up distribution rights for the Christian market on some or all Gray Matters releases, the first of which is a Jars of Clay Christmas album which will be supported by a tour with Third Day…

It’s an interesting move for the band and i think that’s a growing cry of freedom that i hear swelling up from the group’s endearing fans…

peace… love… bdg…

general13 Jun 2007 05:11 pm

you were probably starting to think that it would take an act of God to get me to return to Xanga, right?… well i certainly didn’t intend to stop updating… just that life got a bit busy and my never ending struggle with the demons of procrastination and time wasting often wins out… but hey, it’s not an act of God (directly at least)… it’s an act of Carman…

NEW CARMAN!

that’s right… a NEW CARMAN ALBUM… 2007 will be complete… unfortunately, this clipping is the only information that i have right now, but i’ll be dilligently watching for more…

now you may wonder why Carman would even consider releasing a new album, but i think (and this is pure unfounded speculation on my part) that it has something to do with the success of My Name is Earl and the misheard word, “Karma”… (Carman is what, 60 years old now? His hearing has gotta be going, right?)… Anyway, it was probably something like Carman striking while the iron was hot… hey, i got a whole show dedicated to me on TV… it’s all about how some dude discovers Carman (Karma)… just a thought…

Anyway… so there are som other reasons why i’ve been a bit hesitant to update here as well involving Miranda and certain lurkers with ill intentions… but hey, i’m back for now and i’ve got a LOT to talk about… i just need to carve out some time…

i will talk a bit about the NBA Finals… which we’re in the middle of right now and which will be over tomorrow night… that’s right, the Spurs are going to complete their sweep of the Cavs tomorrow night… it’s sad really… the first time i’ve watched the NBA in probably 5 yeaars or so and even though i’m watching, it’s not interesting enough for me to care a bit about it… To be fair, part of me was/is rooting for the Cavs because they’re such the underdogs… but the Spurs, well, they’re a way better team and the key is that they’re a team… and their style of play, which isn’t really too marketable, is better for the game of basketball…

i would’ve rather seen any number of teams – Suns, Nets, Warriors, Nuggets, Mavericks, etc – in the finals to be honest… but hey, this series represents the epic battle between superstar led “team” and an actual team… and the results are clear… also clear is that “smooth” is long gone from the NBA vernacular… everyone is so awkward on the court these days… they may play well, but they don’t look good doing it… where’s the calm, cool, composure that i grew up admiring in NBA players?….

oh well… the Cavs played their hearts out for the first half yesterday… they left everything on the floor and walked away trailing by 2… that’s as close as they’ll ever get… tomorrow, i’d bet they lose by 13 or 15 points… game set match… the Cavs lose, but the NBA has already lost long ago…

okay, it’s time to move on… i’ll mosey on back and start knocking out some entries sometime soon…

peace… love… bdg…

general&news13 Jun 2007 04:08 pm

this was pretty exciting to discover earlier today, so i just have to pass this on… check out the upcoming releases…

NEW CARMAN!

that’s right… NEW CARMAN… 2007 will be complete… unfortunately, this clipping is the only information that i have right now, but i’ll be dilligently watching for more… promise…

peace… love… bdg…

Bookshelf&Glory Revealed13 Jun 2007 04:01 pm

first off, i have to mention that i have google alerts set to tell me when people on the web are talking about me, so it doesn’t take me too long to find out about such things… anyway…

This chapter is a rather serious look at the cross and, after pointing out our natural tendancies towards egotism, David flips it on its head by inserting a personal touch (mad-libs style) to the account of Jesus’ crucifixion… it’s a pretty eye-opening experience to consider that not only could it have been me getting scourged and mocked and beaten and hung up on the cross, but that it should have been me… and you and all of us…

but, here’s what really gets me… all that was terrible and painful and i can’t imagine the amount of anguish involved with the crucifixion… but that was just the beginning…

i mean, that was just the physical aspect of death… and we all know that there’s more to life than this present physical realm… and if, as Paul says, the riches of this world are doodoo compared to the riches of eternity in Heaven, then one can only assume (and i emphasize assume) that the pain and suffering that we can experience here while on earth represent but a fraction of the intensity of pain and suffering that comprise an eternity in Hell, right?…

and our punishment… the result of our sins… is Hell… so Jesus had to endure that as well… He had to or else He wouldn’t have been taking our place… i mean, if you owe someone a million bucks, i can come in with a $100 bill and expect to pay off your debt, right? if i’m gonna help, i have to pay the full amount…

(yes, i know there are some companies that manage to make money from buying off debt at a reduced rate, but then they collect from the other party or… well, it’s complicated and it’s not what i’m talking about)…

Anyway… it’s important to realize the full extent of the sacrifice to appreciate it… and as David points out, it’s more than just an annual thing… we’re called to take up our cross daily and follow Him… not just on Easter, not just on Christmas and Easter, not just on Sundays, daily…

peace… love… bdg…

general12 Jun 2007 03:26 pm

well, i am back… i’ve survived my week long immersion into the world of Microsoft… i had fully intended on bloggin while i was down in Orlando, but for various reasons – not the least of which involves a lack of organizational skills on my part – i didn’t… perhaps i’ll look back on the week and share some highlights a little bit later…

Currently, i’m settling back into my normal routine and battling some sort of virus i managed to acquire… and i’m trying to get some interviews tapped out and some reviews and other fun stuff… i’m also a few chapters ahead of my commentary in Glory Revealed, so i’ll be wrapping that up shortly… as well as talking about a few other books that have grabbed my attention…

just wanted to check in and now that i have… i bid you adieu…

peace… love… bdg…