Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Here's the first Adoleo music video. It was fun filming this in such a beautiful setting that encourages reflection on God's purposes. Nature has a way of displaying the glory of God.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Year two is underway! Here are some snapshots of what God is doing in our midst. In chronological order...
Veritas staff retreat.
Veritas service on Sunday.
Our study of Judges this month is stretching the limits of our teaching ability. This book is dark, yet its darkness points to the light of the gospel.
The nature of ministry in a transient town like Iowa City is saying good bye to people you come to love in a short time. Nathan rolled in to town the same time we did last fall, not knowing anything about Veritas. He ended up playing a critical role in planting the church, as he led one of our connection groups and became a friend and mentor to so many. He will be greatly missed.
This is our weekly reminder that we are not as strong as we think we are... Monday morning prayer at 7 am. "Prayer is that slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence" - Martin Tupper
Jeff preaches to the audience of 202. The big difference between locations from this year and last is that in the bar we only had room to shrink. It was packed from the beginning. This year, there's room to grow! 300 more seats on floor and balcony
"Many O LORD, my God are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you. Were I to speak and tell of them they would be too many to declare."
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I don't usually resort to all CAPS (and exclamation point!). But I will today...
I'm proud to announce the release of Adoleo's first album, "This Hope."
Here's where you can purchase it:
Amazon (Click here) You can get the digital copy for $7.99
Kunaki (Click here) Order your hard copy for $10
We will also have them available tonight at Salt Company in Iowa City (Englert Theater, 8pm) or at Veritas on Sunday.
They will also be available on Thursday in Ames at the (free) Anthem/Phil Wickham concert, or at the Cornerstone Resource Center.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The timing of capturing Grandma Marge's prayer could not have been better as I was preparing to teach on Judges 1-2 at Veritas. Judges 2:10 is probably the saddest verse in the Bible... what is worse than the next generation missing God? I used this video as an example for what we hope to be about as a church. There are over 30,000 young people about to converge on Iowa City this week...
God, help us to make it difficult for them to escape your mercy. Give us this kind of passion to pass on authentic faith to all who are to come.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Our first album is finished and set to release August 23rd. Here's a sampler...
Thanks, Boatman's, for the use of your pasture for the video and photo shoot. The video to "This Hope" should be out in two weeks.