Here's a video clip that gives a little insight into an outsiders view of the megachurch phenomenon.
I had the privilege of attending the Toronto Unite in Worship Conference this past weekend. This is the 3rd time in 6 years I've had this opportunity (the event is the former Worship Together conference).
It was a great chance for me and a few of my worship bandmates to attend workshops and clinics for refining our skills and perspective on leading worship. We were also able to spend some time worshipping together (with several hundred other worship leaders). Those leading worship at the conference included Paul Baloche, Robin Mark, Starfield, Vicky Beeching and the Meeting House Worship Band. And lest I forget the final evening was hosted/led by Israel Houghton and New Breed, which was something unlike anything I've ever seen or experienced.
There has been a wicked stomach virus passing through town lately and I have been one of the latest victims. I have had a rather rough week, to say the least.
As I was discussing my symptoms with my wife this morning I was telling her that I was still having severe stomach cramps. I came home from work early today and was laying on the couch when my 3-year-old, Silas, started asking me if I still had "crabs." It took me a minute to figure out what he was talking about until he explained to his sister, Sarah, that "Daddy has pointy crabs in his tummy." He had obviously overheard our coversation this morning and thought I said CRABS instead of CRAMPS.
I just hope he doesn't go around telling the neighbours and the folks at church this weekend that his daddy has crabs!