Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Listen/download chamber choir!

Here is the chamber choir set from our recent choir tour in mp3 form for free downloading: (click on the link to download)

chamber choir tour 2010.mp3


P.S. The WLC choir songs will be coming soon :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Who thought a movie about journalism could be so exciting?

...Or that Russell Crowe could be that chubby? State of Play (2009) is an action packed, mind boggling thriller that is smart, well-cast/acted, and about politics.

The story is about a politician, his journalist friend, and the love polygons that eventually lead to a murder. And guess who does the principle investigating? Certainly not the is the journalists! This story of betrayals and friendships will keep you guessing until the end (unless you've seen it already).

I was thoroughly impressed with the story, the amount of action, and the acting. The music didn't stand out, but I'm sure it added to the suspense. Finally, this story could really happen. That impressed me the most. The only thing this film doesn't have is staying power. Because the story is so suspenseful, one needs to wait a long time after he/she sees it to see it again...otherwise you lose that unexpected feeling in the pit of your stomach.

State of Play runs 128 minutes and is rated PG-13. I would follow the MPAA on this one...only watch with 13-year-olds or older: this movie is too smart for some younger kids and has enough language. I give it 8 ramheads out of 10.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LOST yet?

If you haven't seen an episode of ABC's Lost, you are definitely missing out. You probably have heard, but the current season, season 6, is the final season. It definitely is living up to expectations. We learn a lot more about the already well-developed characters, and we learn about those question marks that were bugging us for a couple seasons. The producers promised to answer almost all of our questions (with the exception of some smaller ones...) by the end of the season.

If you are even vaguely intrigued, do two things for me: watch every episode of Lost on or and PLEASE vote for Lost in the Best in Show competition on

I give Lost 10 ramheads out of 10.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just a plug for my college choir...

Watch some videos of the Wisconsin Lutheran College Choir on tour! I'm a part of it :). Check out The first three are from Sharpsburg, GA and the 4th is from Knoxville, TN. The fifth one is a promo for our video from Europe last May.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sheep and Goats? A short devotion on Matthew 25

Passage to consider: Matthew 25:34-46

“…the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

When was the last time you helped a stranger? or done something decent to someone you don’t really like? or shown love to those who don’t deserve it?

Jesus told this parable entitled, “Sheep and Goats”. He was showing how God will divide EVERYONE on Judgment Day, the same way a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats. The sheep are the believers, the goats unbelievers.

God has called all of us (as sheep) to lives of service. He sent his son in love to save us. This means we don’t get to do whatever we want. Doing whatever we want got mankind into the mess of sin. We need to show love to everyone, especially those who don’t deserve it, because doing so shows love for God. God says, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

When we ignore others, or avoid opportunities to show them love, we ignore God. God says, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.

Those who ignore God will go away to eternal punishment. In other words: Ignoring God’s call leads to hell. We have been given the opportunity of a lifetime an eternity, let’s not blow it.