Archives For Media

Many of you liked the digital nativity video from Christmas.  Igniter video has now done one for Easter.

If you want to use it for your services, you can pick it up HERE.

Description from their site:

Throughout the course of his public ministry, Jesus knew both the adoration and desertion of the crowds. Today, just as 2,000 years ago, the gospel asks a question that demands an answer: Will we follow? This video illustrates this truth through the dynamic lens of a 21st-century social network.


I saw a link to this site over at MoreThanDodgeball, and I thought it would be good to pass along.  It’s a site that YouTube has put together to for people to see what popular and follow the trends on the popular video site.  Sometimes in Youth Ministry is hard to keep up with what’s popular with students, but this might help tip you off to what they are watching online so you are ready to talk (or laugh) about it with them.

Check it out at


Stay Classy Music Video

Chris —  March 6, 2011 — Leave a comment

Here’s the latest music video from my friend Jake Rutenbar.  It premiered tonight at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference, and it’s a good one.  Stay Classy youth worker!

Stay Classy!

UPDATED with Vimeo embed.

A Message to the Sound Guy…

Chris —  March 2, 2011 — 1 Comment

This goes out to all my sound guy friends in ministry. Hopefully you have never gotten this phone call, but I bet you’ve heard similar.

Please don’t let the lights turn red, it’s unreasonable and uncalled for.  It’s against the law.  You’ve got one more week.


New X-men Trailer

Chris —  February 11, 2011 — Leave a comment

OK, i know it’s nerdy, but i just had to share.  I’m excited for this movie.

OK, today was the big game, but I’m going to let other people that are much smarter talk abou the football side of things.  Let’s talk about the commercials, after all that’s why everyone watches, right?

In case you missed any, or you just decided you’d wait till later to see what the best were, here are a few places to catch-up:

YouTube Ad Blitz

Hulu AdZone

Between these two sites you can catch pretty much all the commercials from the game.

One of my favorite class of commercials is always the movie ones, and this year they got my little geek heart excited.  Here are a couple of the films we got our first looks at that I can’t wait to see:

Super 8

Captain America

The VW jedi one was pretty great too.

Also if you’d like to take the conversation with your students further, Walt Mueller over at CPYU put together a discussion guide that you can download from his blog.

What were your favorites?

Recycle Rap

Jeremy —  January 17, 2011 — Leave a comment

We used this video at our last retreat.  Great video to introduce rules like… don’t throw your paper on the ground!!!  WARNING: this will get stuck in your head!

Today I’ve been working on finalizing the schedule for the tech room we are going to have at this year’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference.  We’ve got some great seminars lined up that should get any youth ministry geek excited.

Topics include: Using media in your programs, creative branding, free technologies for your ministry, working smart, making video magic, harnessing the power of social media, importance of design, and so much more.  We have enough tech workshops you could make it a tech ministry conference with everything else as a bonus.

Some of our tech speakers are: Tim Schmoyer, Brandon Early, Josh Griffin, Dave Harris, just to name a few.  (I guess I could have listed myself also).

Plus there will be time to drop in with your questions so you can come away better equipped.  All the speakers are around and available to talk with and ask questions of.  It’s really an interactive event.

I would love to have you join us, but the deadline for registration is coming up quick, and it’s almost sold out.  So don’t wait too long.

Visit: for more info.

Another Nativity Video: Mr Bean

Chris —  December 21, 2010 — Leave a comment

I love this video, I think it’s super funny.  I’ve posted it a few years back, but that version is no longer available, so here it is again, Merry Christmas.

Digital Story of the Nativity

Chris —  December 14, 2010 — 19 Comments

I loved this video.  Great way to image the birth of Jesus in our digital age.