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March 12, 2008

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Scott

Mark,

Well said. I am glad to be in the groundbreaking stages with Randy as he launches his vision. I hope it catches fire.

Melanie

This Providence, The Fold ... some don't say a lot from the stage, but either their lyrics do, or they manage to reach so many just one on one. I've been impressed with a few. Jon Foreman certainly impresses me quite a lot. It has to be a really tough call sometimes. I'm really amazed at how many Christians are in the mainstream and indie markets now. Before I started going to some of the "secular" shows, I had no idea. I'm sure they must also struggle with what to say when and to whom. I'm anxious to hear what comes of this in the long run.

Rose Richter

AMEN! YOU SAID IT!!!

God bless you always! =D

patrickwitherow

Right on Mark! Awesome post.

Joan Young/Godgrl Gomer

Ohh Ohhh! I am an aspiring Christian Artist!!!
I agree...we need think tanks and development centres. You should chat with Barb Risi and see what she has set up. Talk about inspiring!!! Of course you already know her work ;)

Roaring Lambs...sounds interesting. Will give it a look see.

Randy Elrod

Mark,

That was a great day....that brainstorming day.

Today, I took three people to tour the 124 acres who share our dream of the artist development center called Kalein.

http://www.kalein.org

It was an exciting and possibly historic day. Let's see what happens in the next few weeks.

See you and the lovely ladies this weekend in Hot 'Lanta!

Thanks for joining me around the cooler today. See ya next Wednesday 'round the Watercooler.

Randy

Melissa

First . . . I really enjoy your Watercooler Wednesday posts . . .

"My buddy Mac likes to tell the story of a Christian act he saw headline at a big venue in Atlanta awhile back. This artist had gained massive appeal with mainstream audiences. And basically said nothing from stage."

So my contention of late has been that Christ's best witness is Christ Himself. Why do we believe we need to open our mouths to witness or bring glory to God? Sometimes it's more about what do DON'T do or say that speaks louder than what we do and allows the Holy Spirit to speak for Himself.


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