POP GOD POPcast: Episode 17 – David Zach

slide.001Welcome to Episode 17 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration of into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is David Zach. David is the lead singer and founding member of the band Remedy Drive. Remedy Drive has been recording powerful, inspirational music for over 15 years including hits like “Daylight” and “Better Than Life”. We talk about the formation of the band and David’s early inspiration from 90s rock and jam bands – including how Dave Matthews Band inspired the band’s name. David also opens up about the difficulties of starting a music career and how the experience broke him and transformed him. David also shares the band’s connection with The Exodus Road and how you can get involved in the fight against child slavery. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Check out Remedy Drive’s site for tour information and pick up Resuscitate on iTunes

Find out about how you can get involved with the fight against childhood slavery with The Exodus Road

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POP GOD POPcast: Episode 14 – Zak Todd

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Welcome to Episode 14 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Zak Todd. Zak is a friend and musician who’s about to reunite with his band Mazes And Monsters for a special concert February 21st at Sky City in Augusta. He’s also part of the worship band team at Redemption ChurchZak has a lot of great thoughts on the intersection of music and faith and we discuss the role of music in the church. Plus we share a little U2 and WWE love, break down the positives and negatives of living downtown, and share some weird fan interactions. A really fun conversation with a really fun guy. Enjoy this deeper look inside the life of a musician truly seeking God in the present tense.

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Download your free copy of The Spaces In Between from Mazes And Monsters on Bandcamp

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You Should Expect More

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I’ve never had the chance to be disappointed by a Bruce Springsteen album.

As a relatively new Springsteen obsessive – I’ve only been on board this train for about 5 years – I still feel privileged for any new E Street release in my lifetime.

After all, the wrecking ball will find it’s mark at one point or another on every life. Even Bruce Springsteen will succumb to time. So I’m usually giddy with any news of new Springsteen music.

So, as Bruce’s latest album High Hopes is released worldwide today, why am I so underwhelmed? Continue reading

The 40 Year Old Vision

40 years ago this week, Bruce Springsteen dropped his second album, The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle, a personal favorite of mine.

The record would go on to become one of Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and help establish the career of a first ballot Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

But nobody knew that 40 years ago. Continue reading

5 Ways You Can Be A Rock Star Today

photoYou can be a rock star today.

You may not be performing before 10,000 adoring fans inside an enormous arena as you read this.

But trust me on this one.

No, I’m not *technically* a rock star. But I did see some live and in person last week.

The Killers are a rock group out of Las Vegas who have been performing their hits “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young” around the world for the past 10 years.

I got to see them perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA last week. Lead singer Brandon Flowers turned out to be a fantastic live performer and the entire band put on a great set.

As I watched the show, I noticed a few simple traits The Killers embraced which all great rock stars have in common. Turns out you too can apply these 5 practices to your life to become a rock star in your office: Continue reading

POP GOD POPcast: Episode 2 – Adam Diehl

slide.001Welcome to Episode 2 of the POP GOD POPcast – an exploration into the lives of people seeking God in the present tense.

This week’s guest is Adam Diehl. Adam is the singer and guitarist for The Gilded Youth, a local band from Augusta. Adam is also a an English teacher, an avid TV fan, and a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at a Southern Baptist church! Adam shares his musical roots, his love for traditional hymns, and how he balances being in an alternative band and serving in a traditional church. We also geek out over the upcoming season of “Arrested Development” and Adam takes the POP Quiz. If you love music you’ll love getting to know Adam.  Download and be charmed by his infectious laugh and become a fan of The Gilded Youth.

I’m so excited to open up POP GOD into a new area and share with you other’s stories of seeking God in the present tense. I’d love to hear your feedback. Leave me a comment and let me know how to improve things, what you’d like to hear discussed, and give me your ideas as to who you’d like to see on the POPcast.

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