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Europe In Pics

I just got in late last night from Europe. Exhausted. But as a Christ-follower, having one’s life spent on the welfare of others is one of the greatest blessings imaginable. Speaking and leading worship at the Radikal For Jesus youth conference in northern France is always inspiring. I’ve rarely attended Read more…

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Behind The Scenes

Yet another of my dad’s (Peter Hopper) fantastic sayings growing up was about touring in the music industry: It’s 90% grunge and 10% glory. And about sound engineers and production staff: If it all goes wrong, you get all the blame. And if it all goes right, you get none Read more…

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Just Play

[Picture courtesy of @jacobmilea] Anthony Hoisington asked me to sit in with Brothers McClurg on two songs for worship this morning at New Life. What a treat. I appreciated his kindness and desire to honor our house. But I also loved his desire to just play. Sometimes we need to Read more…

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Redline Day TOO

Yes, literary buffs. It’s spelled wrong. On purpose. Because it’s in-addition-to-what’s-come-before day. And my, how glorious it is. Redline was birthed out of a heart to reach our county’s young people with the Gospel. It’s remained true to that calling, and simultaneously invited people outside of our county along for Read more…

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It’s Just a House

I flip the lights on early this morning and I see that people have been hard at work. It’s under construction. Someone’s been in the house. Preparing. Thinking ahead. Working with others in mind. Tonight in this house, hundreds of young people will gather to worship Jesus. Some for the Read more…

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Redline or Bust

No time for writing today. Doing final prep work for Redline Conference happening this weekend at New Life. Totally stoked and in “flat-out” conference mode. Designing, printing, running, projecting, developing, instruction-ing, pointing, painting, hanging, talking, counseling, coaching, editing, breathing. If you live in upstate New York and you’re not doing Read more…

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Watson 2012

Our final night at “Watson” – as it’s lovingly referred to by all those who attend – was both a joyous and spiritually provoking night. Fewer audiences are as loud as those who come to Watson. The term “sheer worshipful pandemonium” comes to mind (see video). I love it. And Read more…