Archive for February 13, 2009

One of the biggest problems in the Church today is our people just don’t seem to get along all that well… unless of course you stick a cause close to Jesus’ heart, and miraculously all those denominational debates go by the wayside.

We really are, you know

We really are, you know

“We are the World,” indeed, according to WOW News’ Reuters: Faithworld

In an effort to use music to help alleviate poverty throughout the world, a dozen of Christian music’s best-known singer-songwriters met in Scotland a year ago to create a special project. “CompassionArt: Creating Freedom From Poverty” is the brainchild of Delirious frontman Martin Smith. It features Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Israel Houghton, Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, CeCe Winans, Darlene Zschech and other notable acts donating all proceeds to charity.

This is what we call, in the biz, “a good move”. CompassionArt is currently supporting 16 different and worthwhile philanthropic organizations.

MEMO to every single worship pastor – and worshipper – out there: BUY THESE SONGS! Use them to bring your congregations into higher platitudes of worship, but know you are helping millions of people in the process.

All sales and publishing royalties go to charity. And because the songs are likely to be embraced by the church, they’ll have a longer shelf life and provide a continual revenue stream — “hopefully for 50, 60, 70 years, if we steward it right,” Houghton says. “It’s definitely a different type of residual income. If a song connects with the church worldwide, and if it’s put in hymn books and becomes a classic, that could make a difference for several generations.”

Wall Watchers, for more information on “creating freedom from poverty”, please… go here and pass it on. I could share many scriptures about helping humanity, but you know what to do. Peace.

Once upon a time, there was a global video sharing site called “GodTube”.

This “YouTube for God” housed family-friendly and evangelical videos people, like yours truly, would peruse the fine work housed therein and share with people everywhere – we’ll call them “Wall Watchers”.

But, things weren’t going so well for the Intertube site as the aforementioned folk, again like yours truly, began finding more Jesus videos on YouTube than said Jesus video site; thus making the site almost obsolete.

Now, it seems HiScrivener wasn’t the only one, so the makers decided to go down the primrose path of rediscovery and rebranding, according to this post my Mashhead.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

According to a video posted to the site [above], GodTube is making a name change, and “becoming a hybrid of Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube.” The site will still be faith-based, but moving beyond video sharing to include other social networking features.

Why? Noted in the article, and linked here in all its glory, is a visual from Quantcast that reads GodTube’s heralded 2.7 million visitors has fizzled to 692,000. Big deal, yeah, but that’s all in THREE MONTHS! Man, the holidays really create a pinch for faith-based folks, eh? And ironic too.

The name? As you see in the video, “Tangle”.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. I’m sorry, you said something? Look, this site is great for the church but a new name isn’t going to attract new visitors. Having a blog on this site really isn’t going to help considering people – yeah, like me – already have a blog.

What they need is news, real PR and marketing. You know, earning the attention of potential users instead of you know, trying to buy their attention. That sound you hear is the GodTube execs getting tangled in the whiffed air created by Google news searches. Uh, call me for a second chance?