Echoing ECHO

August 1, 2010

For my first “real” post, I figure it’d be a good thing to explain what kicked up this blog, what inspired me to start being proactive in my world.  For that, I’m going to be mooching some material.  Not to worry, though; I’ll cite everything I use. 🙂

This past week, I had the privilege of attending the ECHO Church Media Conference in Dallas, TX (http://www.ECHOConference.com).  In a nutshell, ECHO is a huge rally of church media techies all focusing on one thing: How do we use technological advances in the multimedia industry (video, audio, imagery, lighting, etc.) to create a better worship experience for individuals that attend our services?

While attending ECHO, I had the privilege of attending keynote session by Jon Acuff, the fantastic Christian author responsible for the blog (and book) entitled “Stuff Christians Like” (http://www.StuffChristiansLike.net).  In Jon’s session, he spoke about his trek through one area of the country and an interesting radio blip he heard.  Jon tells about how a certain hip-hop/rap station regularly drops a short Bible segment in the middle of their normal programming, then returns to its typical routine.  In essence, Jon defines this as being a “Booty, God, Booty” transition.  As he puts it (humorously, yet very sincerely), it’s funny at first, but then again… how do WE “Booty, God, Booty” in our daily lives?

We get up on Sunday, go to church, throw our God moment into the mix, and then go back to Monday morning “booty” (aka: what we call our “normal life”).  What just happened to God, though?  Should it be this way? Is this all we can do? My response in one word: no.

In the upcoming week, I would like to challenge you to examine your life and see where you “Booty, God, Booty.”  This life is too short to waste.  The fields are too big to procrastinate on harvesting.  The workers are too few; it would be foolish to not try and recruit more.

So… how about it? How do you find yourself “Booty, God, Booty”-ing in life? Does it bother you enough to make you want to do something about it? If so, or if not, why?  Leave your comments in the comments section below.

For more info on Jon’s post “Booty, God, Booty” check it out here: http://stuffchristianslike.net/2008/04/113-booty-god-booty/

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