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36 Parables Needs Your Help

36 Parables needs to sell 875 DVDs by the end of October or they are going to have to shut down. So, if you are a fan, like me, and you ever want to do a series on Christ’s Parables, then order “YELLOW” or “PURPLE. Also, be looking for their next volume, “CYAN.” It is complete and will be released Nov. 1st, regardless of whether they sell the 875 or not.

So spread the word to your pastor friends.



New Volume from eleven72

This week has been good. Our friends from Floodgate Productions were in town and we had lunch with them on Monday. As always, we had a blast just relaxing with them. On Wednesday, we got to hang with Lee and Storme of eleven72 over lunch. We have had some great conversations with eleven72 in the past but this was our first opportunity to meet with them in person.

We talked about their company, our company, college and pro football all over a nice set of wings and chicken fingers. It was a fun time where we all laughed way too much. On a side note, Lee evidently loves hot stuff and ordered five of the ‘Fire in the Hole’ wings. Not to be outdone, I ordered a few ‘Fire in the Hole’ chicken fingers. One bite in and I was in trouble. However Lee encouraged me to “keep going and I would get used to it.” Well, two more bites convinced my mouth, heart, stomach lining and every other internal organ that I wasn’t going to get used to it. Never, I mean never get in a spicy-hot eating contest with Lee.

Spicy food and all, we still had a great time getting to hang with them and see their first ever volume release, Jesus IS. Many of you are already familiar with a lot of their seasonal products for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Well, Jesus IS is a great volume with a quick but powerful mini-movie leading the way – check it out here.



We are excited that we are now able to offer you clips from the feature film, “Facing The Giants.” Any of the clips would be great for a sermon starter or a great discussion opener. You can check out the clips Here.

At $12.00 the downloads are a great value. You can check out the Facing The Giants official website to learn more about the film. My favorite is Wholehearted. Tell me you’re not inspired after watching that!


Thoughts on Jimmy Meerkat

Well we have quite the varied response on our Freebie this month. We have everything from, “this clip was a waste of my time” to “this is awesome.” As we discuss the reactions and the film itself here in the office, I realize that it brings up some great questions to ponder. Why is this video a “mockery” to some and funny to others? How can humor be incorporated in a church service? When is it appropriate? Not appropriate?

I am definitely reminded that you cannot please everybody in what you do or how you do it. I know that this is a great lesson for anyone in ministry. As a youth pastor there were times that I would get home from a camp or retreat and think, “man that was great… ‘So and so’ opened up and this ‘so and so’ was new and they had fun.” Then I would get back to the office and have 3 messages from frustrated parents and find out another kid was mad because I didn’t ask him to be in the skit. So keep pressin’ on in your ministry and never take yourself too seriously!

But, back to my first paragraph… I want to know from you- Does humor have its place in our churches? How? To what extent? Why? Why not? Allright, that’s enough… Ready… Set… Think out loud (or at least on our “House Chat”)!


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