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What’s on my playlist?

Okay, so the title for this post is a little misleading.  I’m not actually going to tell you what’s on my playlist, other than saying I really can’t get enough of everything from Luciano Pavarotti‘s operatic awesomeness to Parov Stelar‘s crazy electroswing (samples), from Wavedude and Josiah Kramer‘s explorations into worship dubstep that I know are gonna blast church sanctuaries one day to the haunting and exotic sound of the Alash Ensemble, from The Tallest Man on Earth and Doug Burr‘s down-to-earth folk that speaks straight to my heart to the music of Tommy Emmanuel, who can somehow do on a guitar things no man with only ten fingers should be able to do.  (Hmmm… I feel kinda guilty that no Hillsong, Jesus Culture, or IHOP musicians appeared on that quick list… but… sucks to be them.)

But I’m not gonna talk about that.

I want to share some of the places I go to for great messages of biblical truth that will strengthen you, challenge you, and confront the laziness, timidity, faithlessness, and selfishness in you.  In no particular order, I offer you my top ten places for preaching that’ll strengthen your inner man (Ephesians 3:16), in both Romanian and English.

cstone milw1) Cornerstone Church Milwaukee (English) – Michael Fisher, the leader of Cornerstone Churches International and a man who has imparted much into my own life, is currently pastoring our local congregation of young radicals at UW Milwaukee along with a team of Jesus-loving world-changers.  Anything from this group is sure to challenge you to live with boldness, walking in the power and freedom of the gospel.  Michael’s got an anointing to raise up and send forth leaders who will change the world for the glory of Jesus, so get ready for some Holy Spirit impartation.  You can check out the latest sermons at their podcast, or you can do what I do, and dig through all the old messages here.  Currently, I’m working through Michael Fisher’s “Our Genetic Code” series.  It’s awesome!

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Revival Pizzas and Sewage Salads

Tonight at the men’s group, we listened to a message  George Otis, Jr, gave at a recent IHOP (not to be confused with the pancake place) service.  (I know I posted about this back here a few weeks ago, but it’s worth mentioning again.)  If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure you do.  It’s awesome!  For faster internet connections (a.k.a. not my laptop), you can watch the video; otherwise the audio is also available.  (Feel free to skip the first chunk of it; he doesn’t really get going until the last 30-40 minutes of the message.)

Since I don’t want to just re-post an ad for George Otis, Jr, here are a few of my favorite quotes:

“It’s like this.  If you wanna learn to fly, the first thing you wanna ask your instructor in the seat next to you is, ‘Have you ever gotten a plane off the ground before?’  And if the answer is, ‘No,’ my advice is for you to get out of the cockpit at that point.”

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Before Kony 2012

“We haven’t been called to make our communities better.  We’ve been called to transform them.”  -George Otis, Jr.

You might remember George Otis, Jr., as the guy with the funny sweater and big glasses from the “Transformations” videos.  If you’re like me, you figured there wasn’t much to him.

Boy, was I in for a surprise when I head him speak last night at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City.  This guy’s got some power when he preaches!  If you missed his powerful message about transforming communities, keep an eye on the archives at IHOP (http://www.ihop.org/weekendservices/archives/).

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