Friday, April 30, 2010

What I'm Consuming

It's been a busy month and it's really not slowing down any time soon. I have a little less than a month to go until I graduate! Sorry to be neglecting the blog but you understand how it is. ;-)

Anyway, I wanted to pop in and share a few things that I'm consuming and highly recommend.

1. Gungor - Beautiful Things

I remember first hearing this band years ago at an Acquire the Fire event...probably in Miami, I can't remember for sure. Well, a couple days ago a friend let Alex borrow this CD, Beautiful Things, by the same band. We instantly fell in love with it and hopped on iTunes to buy our own copy. The music is incredible. I love seeing Christian artists who can make beautiful creative music. Lord knows there's enough cheesiness out there, but this band is truly talented. So get on iTunes and buy this record! You will love it. The best part is, they live in Denver! I told Alex he needs to get in touch with these people. They have a church called Bloom and I can't wait to visit when we're out there.
Here's an EPK for this record. They shot it in Denver...which makes my heart really happy for some reason.

2. Speaking Truth in Love - by: David Powlison

This book changed my life! hah. Okay, maybe that's a bit overly dramatic, but it seriously had a huge impact on me. I just finished it this week and I absolutely loved it. It's written more for those who want to get into biblical counseling, but I love the point that Powlison makes, that anyone who calls themself a Christian is called to be a biblical counselor. The chapters are short and to the point, which I really appreciate, and there is so much practical insight, which I really really appreciate. I think this book will be especially helpful when we move to Denver and start our church. Powlison has a lot of great points about the role of counseling ministry in the church. Read this book. It's full of hope and encouragement.

3. Advance the Church Conference 2010

This week my church hosted the Advance Conference. Alex and I were able to volunteer for the event and sat in on the teaching of some great preachers. Ed Stetzer, Johnny Hunt, JD Greear, David Platt, Jerome Gay, and more. They have posted the audio from the first day of the conference here. I'm sure they'll post the audio from the second day soon.

What are you consuming lately??? Please share if there is a book, band, song, verse...anything that you're consuming and loving right now.


Anonymous said...

i am currently consuming... the Away We Go soundtrack, The Rockstar Diaries blog :), Wedding magazine like InStyle Weddings, and Words with Friends on my phone. :)

Desiree said...

Just want to say that I really love your blog. My husband and I will be attending Southeastern (with our almost two-year old in tow) this fall. He's working towards an MDiv, and I'm going for an MA in biblical counseling. I came across your blog while doing research on the seminary last year and reading your posts get me excited to get there already!

Praying for your church plant; so excited for you guys!

Oh, and I'm consuming JJ Heller, Inside the Minds of Unchurched Harry and Mary by Lee Strobel, thrift stores, and making our own frozen juice pops at home.

Chantal said...

Currently consuming:

"Boundaries" by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

"Sex God" by Rob Bell

"Volume two" - She & Him

Podcasts. Podcasts. & more Podcasts.


alexita said...

You have me hooked on Gungor. Thank youuuuuuu! :-)

Anyway... I'm currently consuming a bunch of political science textbooks (haha) and the Beth Moore Patriarchs study, Words with Friends, and photography blogs. :)