We’re home!

We finally managed to make it home.  It sure felt good to sleep in my own bed!

All in all I took over 5,000 pictures last week and have around 3,000 that I’ll be forwarding to Zondervan (yes that means that 2000+ pictures didn’t turn out well).  Additionally, I’ll be posting a number of additional photos on this blog along with some recollections on the 2007 National Pastors Convention.  It was a wonderful week and I’m thankful for the opportunity to volunteer at such a great event.  I can’t wait for next year!

Make sure to keep checking back or subscribe to the RSS feed for the blog – I’ll be posting here for at least a few weeks, probably longer.  If you’re interested in any particular pictures – post a comment and let me know!

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February 13, 2007 at 5:45 am Leave a comment

Sitting In a Long Metal Tube for the Day

This will be short . . .

I have internet access again – at the Day’s Inn by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP). We were scheduled to leave San Diego this morning at 8:45am . . . we finally took off around 2:00pm. During that time we boarded twice and managed to spend over three hours in the plane at the gate. I think Got is reminding me that I need to be patient, or maybe He’s reminding someone else on the flight!

Due to the delays we missed our connecting flight and are holed up in the Days Inn until our flight tomorrow morning (Lord willing.)

It’s been a long day . . . not my idea of a great Sabbath although I did manage to get quite a bit more read in Dan Kimballs’ “The Emerging Church” and spent a bunch more time with my family, something I’m always grateful for.

February 11, 2007 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

The internet is TOO popular!

The response to the NPC Digital Cafe’ has been overwhelming and even though they’ve added another router it’s proving difficult to get connected.  The Cafe’ is literally PACKED all day.   So, before I get bumped off (I’m not going to use a connection that a pastor might want) when the Cafe’ fills back up after this general session – here are a few pictures from the last 24 hours:

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February 9, 2007 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

Next . . Next . . . Next

I’m still here – just moving quickly between events and happenings to catch as many photos as possible. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to put up a photo gallery of the shots for the attendees to access. I’m working with Zondervan to get that approval and it looks positive at this point. Keep tuned for the next episode!

Here are a few shots from the last nights general session and the Jesus Painter. This guy is truly amazing – he did the entire painting in about 15 minutes while Josh Fox lead worship.

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I’ll get caught up on the rest of my postings in a bit, hopefully!

February 9, 2007 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Afternoon Sessions – Day 2

It’s probably just me; I think attendance was higher today than yesterday. There are A LOT of pastors and ministry leaders here; based upon my walk around this afternoon to the various sessions it certainly seems like more are here, or at least attending the afternoon sessions. Shane Hipps’ session entitled “The Gospel According to Electronic Culture: Why Changing the Methods Always Changes the Message” was so full they were sitting outside the door listening in. Here are some pics from todays sessions:

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February 8, 2007 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Afternoon Sessions – Day 2

It’s probably just me; I think attendance was higher today than yesterday. There are A LOT of pastors and ministry leaders here; based upon my walk around this afternoon to the various sessions it certainly seems like more are here, or at least attending the afternoon sessions. Shane Hipps’ session entitled “The Gospel According to Electronic Culture: Why Changing the Methods Always Changes the Message” was so full they were sitting outside the door listening in. Here are some pics from today’s sessions:

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February 8, 2007 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

Digital Cafe’ – National Pastors Convention 2007

I’m back in “hiding.”  Hiding behind the curtains in the NPC Digital Cafe’ that is . . .

One of the new features at the National Pastors Convention for 2007 is the NPC Digital Cafe’. Attendees can relax on comfortable sofas, enjoy a cappuccino, watch a Nooma, watch The Making of the Bible Experience (DVD), listen to The Bible Experience on an available ipod, register to win a FREE ipod and, of course, connect to the FREE high speed wireless internet. The NPC Digital Cafe’ is a definite “hit” and is almost always busy. There’s also a FREE massage, your’s for the asking – although you may have to wait in line!

As I’m regularly transferring pictures from my digital media to my laptop I set up office (so to speak) in the storage area behind the NPC Digital Cafe’. My desk is a wooden shipping box and I’m able to keep my equipment charged and ready while staying “out of the way” so to speak. All things considered – I’m thrilled with the accommodations!

If you’re here at the convention – don’t miss the Digital Cafe’ – it’s a great place to relax a bit, take a nap (I’m serious, just find a comfy sofa and let your head bob a bit – kind of like I used to do in church when I was a kid!), or just grab a tasty drink. If you’re really lucky (ha, ha) you might even see me!

Here are some pics – pardon the “graininess,” it’s a bit darker in the NPC Digital Cafe’ and I have been trying not to use my flash.

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February 8, 2007 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

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