“To Memorize or Not to Memorize”

“To Memorize or Not to Memorize”

I am awful at memorizing. I really am. It takes me a LONG time to memorize something. And, having been an actor since I was in the second grade, you’d think it would be easier by now. But, it isn’t. For some people, it comes naturally, but me—it’s excruciating. Why am I telling you all this? Here’s the deal. I often get questions from churches that do a Family Experience regarding the necessity of their actors and storytellers to “memorize their lines” for their weekly, monthly, or special... Read More
What’s In a Name? Quite a Bit, Actually

What’s In a Name? Quite a Bit, Actually

Jon Williams and I sit down together for an hour or two every month to brainstorm ideas for our DVD product, Feature Presentation. We don’t fully map out the scripts in these meetings. We come up with basic ideas that we’re left to run with on our own. As a result, I might sit down to write knowing nothing except that I’m trying to tell a Bible story or principle loosely in the style of the 1989 cult classic Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Before I even start writing about two... Read More
You Need A What?

You Need A What?

Put kids and parents in the same room at the same time on a regular basis. 
I know, I know. We talk about this a lot at Orange. And if you haven’t heard how an environment for parents and elementary-age kids makes a HUGE difference in the strategy of the church, and the lives of families, run, don’t walk to your nearest computer and order a copy of Think Orange. Now. No, seriously, please. 
On the other hand, if you’ve already seen what a difference this combination of church and family can do... Read More
A Widget and a Kilt

A Widget and a Kilt

Each month,the 252 team creates an application tool that helps kids remember and understand the month’s virtue.  We call it the Widget. Starting in the fall, we’re offering a new video component to help you promote the widget with your families.  Everyone’s favorite Scottish rapper, M C Haggis, will introduce the widget and help your kids understand how it relates to the virtue. Check out this video for June and watch for more videos in the fall! And look in the ReThink Store... Read More
Right On Cue

Right On Cue

Back in the ’90s I worked in Hollywood for a number of years. During that time I was fortunate enough to have been involved in several great TV shows in “Tinseltown”. (I still have no idea why they call it Tinseltown. I never saw any tinsel hanging from trees, and they didn’t manufacture it there. I look forward to your emails.) Little did I know that I would soon witness the best and the worst of it. Please don’t get me wrong. It’s not all bad. I met and worked with some nice and very... Read More
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