Seth Godin is an out-of-the-box thinker and prodigious author. He’s written several books that you have probably heard of and might have read, such as: Tribes, Poke the Box, and his most recent, Linchpin. Godin’s presentation at the summit stitched the big ideas from several of his books together, but the overarching idea of his presentation was to be an artist.
Godin believes the industrial age is over. Workers are no longer an important component in industry, workers are cogs. Mass production has created a workforce of interchangeable people; competency is no longer a scarce commodity as it once was. A great comment from Godin illustrating the point was, “If the steps of your job can be written down, I can find a way to do it cheaper.” Continue reading
Lately I’ve been listening to Shane & Shane’s album called Pages. There is a song on this CD called Burn Us Up that I can’t stop thinking about. The song tells the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, three Jewish exiles in Babylon.
The story goes something like this…Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had been appointed as leaders over the province of Babylon by Daniel with the blessing of the king. Some time later the king, Nebuchadnezzar, built a huge statue of gold and called for all of the leaders of the nation to worship it as a god. Those who would not bow and worship the statue would be thrown into a furnace and burned. Continue reading
I just finished stopping by one of my favorite sites on the web, http://www.rockrebel.com. I check this site fairly regularly. It is maintained by a guy named Mark Joseph. He wrote a book called Faith, God, & Rock ‘N’ Roll. Basically the site just includes links to articles about Christian artists (Jars of Clay), artists who are Christian (Switchfoot, P.O.D., U2), and artists that mention Christianity, or things pertaining to it, in an interview or anywhere else (Alice Cooper)…I think that covers it.
Continuing on, there was a link posted for a short interview with Leigh Nash, it was a decent interview…A question was asked Continue reading