If you haven’t read Answers to difficult bible texts, by author Joe Crews… you should. This is a really great book.

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With this recommendation throw on the table, I just wanted to mention that I have added a new book suggestions page to the site with the layout revamp. Be sure to check that page out. I’ve already got a few books posted on that page. If you have any books you would like to recommend for me to check out, you should send me a message.

It feels good to see my meager graphic design skills still getting used in the music world, let alone for Christ’s sake at that. Today I put together a flyer for a show coming up in Nebraska for a few of the bands associated with the label I recently signed my latest release  (Ignorance is Woe) with, Raven Faith Records.

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The label has been really great to work with so far and it feels good to get my hands dirty again doing design work, even if it is just on the side here and there. So far I have gotten to do a few major things like a few album covers and tour posters, and bandcamp layouts… as well as a few little things, like the flyer you see here. I think it would be pretty cool down the line to get my fingers wet by having a crack at maybe even doing some merch designs for the label as well. It’s been forever (way back to my tour days) since I designed my last t-shirt. Surely, one of the Raven Faith bands will need something along those lines sooner or later.

If you haven’t checked out the other bands and my brothers and sisters in Christ on the Raven Faith Records roster, you should!

And, if you’re in Nebraska… go to this show and donate to the flood relief.

Good morning internet world.

I don’t know about all of you, but I have a lot going on in life right now. Buying a house… selling a house… building a family and raising a 5 year old… etc. The other day my son and I for some reason were talking about an old dog that I used to have named Captain that lived on the road with me while touring State to State. So, I pulled up some old photos from my tour days to show him the dog. With that, I began reminiscing about the different things I found myself getting into while living the tour life. Here are some of the old photos that I managed to find from back then.

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We really are only here for a moment. Make the best of your moment. My prayer is that I raise my family right in the sight of God while reaching out to lost sinners for Christ’s sake the best I can before now and the end.

Because, it’s going to be here before you know it.

One way to make the best of it would be to check out these old songs from back then. You can download them for free on my Bandcamp Page.

Well, the flyer for my recent EP release came in the mail today. And within the first few hours I have already gotten about 50 flyers mailed out to 10 different cities in 5 different States. In the next week I plan to hit this tactic pretty hard by reaching out to some of my old contacts from my tour days.

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I’m not sending out large quantities to each location. Just a handful. The goal is to get each location to hit at least 3 major traffic locations; a music store, coffee shop, and record store, or even a local venue. It’s a grass roots approach. But, it’s a start.

Now that the new EP has been up for half a day, I thought I would do more of a formal blog post about the release and everything. If you haven’t noticed already, the website has gotten a revamped theme to match the album cover. I also revamped the Bandcamp page as well… as seen below.

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The basic gist is that this three song EP is a FREE RELEASE. With that, be sure to go download it. The reason why this is a free release is due to the nature of the EP. It is less of an album based project and more of what is called, a sermon jam. This three song sermon jam features an amazing evangelist preacher and creation museum owner, Dr. Kent Hovind. These songs in particular are from the first video on a series he did in the early 2000’s on creation. I highly recommend everyone take the time to go through his series. You can check it out on youtube by clicking here.

He has definitely been and inspiration, hens… the sermon jam release with Raven Faith Records. Which, brings me to another point about this new EP drop. It has been seven years since the last time I put out anything. Let alone with a record label.

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Raven Faith Records is amazing. And I’m not just saying that because I managed to land on their roster. I am saying that because of what each and every one of their bands stand for. And that is Christ Jesus. I am proud to be on a roster with bands that actually build their creative voice off of their faith rather than the desire for achieving goals within a niche genre. So many “Christian” bands today aren’t actually Christian when you step back and examine their personal life style choices or even lyrical content. And I can proudly say that I landed on the right roster when I look at what each and every one of the Raven Faith artists are doing with their talents as creative ministers of the Gospel.

The next step for me is going to be promoting the new release. With that, I have put together a print flyer that will be distributed in small batches to various cities across roughly 10 States.

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At the end of the day, what is the goal? I’ll tell you… seeing as to how I am the one that just asked. The goal for this release is to hopefully reach an audience that might not otherwise ever have heard any of Dr. Kent Hovind’s lecture material.

My prayer is that people will enjoy the sermon jams. And that by taking it a step further, many people will find themselves searching out some of Kent’s actual lecture material in greater detail online for further investigation.

Because, let’s face it… ignorance is woe. How are people going to learn unless we get the word out there, music attached or not.