Posts Tagged dan bracken

Christmas Creativity

Christmas Creativity

The creative visual team at Ginghamsburg had some fun with our Advent theme this year. We were given the title “Love Collision” and the story of the Shepherds from the book of Luke. Here’s how we processed and translated that information: Working on the project was fun, but I was... read more

Stay Dumb

Stay Dumb

Is having a smart phone the smart thing to do? I held on to my dumb phone as long as I possibly could. I knew putting the internet in my pocket would be a dangerous thing. Instant access to porn was my immediate concern (I’m an recovering addict), but lurking... read more

for such a time as this

For Such a Time as This

For a time such as this.. I know I need to say something, I’m just not sure what. Like you (I hope), I am in pain over the events in Charlottesville, VA. Every time I soak in the history of civil rights, I imagine myself among the peaceful protestors. After... read more

stay a little while

Stay A Little While

Stick around a little. When I was a student at Asbury College, we had chapel three times a week.  Over the course of my studies I grew an appreciation for the words spoken over me in Hughes Auditorium.  The college president, guest preachers and fellow students all had their opportunity... read more

media team

Why have a media team?

Why have a media team? Well, how far back do you want to go? For the entirety of its existence, the church has used media to communicate God’s story of redemption. From ancient transcripts on stone tablets to live broadcasts on Facebook, Christians have always been using media to speak... read more

new "whine" skins

New “Whine” Skins

When I was a kid, my dad taught me the power of self control. I remember the morning well. The shower was ice cold, there were no clean spoons for my cereal, I spilled milk on my lap… when I discovered I hadn’t completed a homework assignment due that morning,... read more

this holiday season

How to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

Christmas is coming and everybody wants a piece of you. Christmas worship is supposed to be mind-blowing, but the in-laws are coming and the house needs to be clean. You’re family calendar lists 3 holiday parties, 4 kids Christmas programs and a reminder to refinance your student loans. Your niece... read more

creative privilege

Creative Privilege

Creative Privilege I was born in the United States. I was born wealthy. I was born white. I was born male.   Those four statements have awarded me an incredible magnitude of privilege. For example, take the following into consideration:   -I speak a language largely accepted as the global... read more

thinking outside the box

Thinking Outside The Box

I’ve been watching the “Chef’s Table” documentary series on Netflix. In one episode, Grant Achatz, head chef at Alinea in Chicago, offered a great challenge to creatives everywhere. “Why do we limit portions according to the standards of plate manufacturers? …What if our canvas was the entire table?” For me,... read more

freelncing as a church media producer

Freelancing as a Church Media Producer

My first freelance gig came 2 years into my job at Ginghamsburg. The owner of a local car dealership, and member of Ginghamsburg, asked me to produce a video. He was scheduled to speak at a leadership summit and was interested in “spicing up” his presentation. He paid $500 for... read more