Friday, September 29, 2017

Crowdfunding Christian Music Podcast

We have posted about multiple musical crowd-sourcing campaigns here (including from The Letter Black, Mad the the World, and Von Strantz.). And since there are podcasts for everything these days, it should come as no surprise that there is a podcast designed to promote crowdfunding efforts by Christian musical acts. It is called, no surprise, The Crowdfunding Christian Music Podcast. It releases episodes intermittently, but each episode features information about approximately 5 - 10 campaigns, covering worship music, modern hymns, singer-songwriter acts, and rock music.

It was on Episode 69 of this podcast that we learned about the Imari Tones campaign, which we discussed here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Babylon Bee: Luther Echo

I love the fact that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (which we talked about here, for starters), has brought Martin Luther to prominence, along with his acerbic wit. Not everything the Babylon Bee puts out is funny, but when they nail it, they nail it.

New Martin Luther-Shaped Amazon Echo Will Rudely Answer All Your Theology Questions

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Luther 500 photos

We have talked about our "Luther 500" trip to Germany, as well as some of the events and exhibits we attended, but we haven't posted many of our own pictures. Here are a few pictures from various Reformation sites, inside and outside of churches. .

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Japanese Heavy Metal About Christian History

We have posted a number of music crowd-funding campaigns here, but it's hard to think of one that has more "Dorkness to Light" elements than this one. The Imari Tones are a Japanese heavy metal band raising money to fund a CD release of their latest album, "Jesus Wind." This is a concept album about the history of Christianity in Japan. Loud music, church history, and an international perspective? That's what we are all about.

The YouTube video for their Indiegogo campaign can be found here: