This last weekend I had the chance to hang out with the guys at SteeleHouse. Their office is sweet. It is in an old building in a really cool part of Tulsa. I got a little tour and got to meet some of the “two monitor” guys as I call them. They are a talented bunch. Kevin (executive producer) and Nathan (marketing) were nice enough to buy me a latte at “Double Shot” a nice little independent coffee shop that is being sued by Starbucks because of their name. They actually have the letter framed with a coffee ring on it… which I thought was classic. SteeleHouse has several mini-movies that are great and their Bible shorts are hilarious, they are a must have. We also met with Mark Steele the author of “Flashbang, How I got over myself.” Mark will crack you up.
I also hung out with Josh Merrill from Amturian. If you like “Bottle Rocket” or any other Wes Anderson movies (“Rushmore,” “Royal Tenenbaums”) you will love their stuff. They are really creative guys and I am excited for them to come out with Larry Linguist volume 2.
I also had the chance to sit down with two other guys that are in the “helping churches online” industry, Kent Shaffer with ChurchRelevance.com and Jay Kelly of WiredParish.com. Both are great guys and both have a heart to connect to those doing ministry. Kent (ChurchRelevance.com) hales from Tulsa and has exciting plans coming up. It is a site that provides a lot of content for pastors that want to improve on connecting with their people. He has done consulting with churches and a lot of his material from consulting he now posts. He and his wife (who I think is literally a genius) also own Bombay Creative. They are a talented bunch and their site is really growing. Check them out. Jay (WiredParish.com) and I kicked it at “The Library” in Norman, OK. WiredParish.com is a premium podcasting site with some big names in the emergent crowd, as well as other circles. He is about to land a really big name that I will let him share when the time is right. You will definitely want to pay the small fee/ month to hear from some of these guys.
Let me know what you think…