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The Crossing In Traverse City

How cool was it to host The Crossing last night?  I'll answer that - very cool.  I loved the members of the band - they were friendly, completely unpretentious, easygoing, and seemed genuinely interested in everybody they met. Throw in a love for Christ and others, and we have a winner :)  As my wife said afterward, "Well, yeah.  They're from Jesus People."  If you like the following video clips, go to Grrr Records.

The Crossing In Traverse City

For about 9 years now, I have taken my youth group to JPUSA, a community of Christians in Uptown Chicago dedicated to sharing the love of Christ in both word and deed. I never leave there the same as I showed up. I have been challenged and encouraged by their dedication to embody the presence of Christ among the overlooked and marginalized in our society.  
     In addition, they are a very artistic community. One of their bands (there are about 10 of them), a celtic Christian band called The Crossing, is coming to Church of the Living God in Traverse City on March 11 (6:00 pm; $5 tickets at the door).  I'm excited about finally being able to host them and bless their ministry.  Here is a more detailed interview I did with Pete Lathrop at WLJN this morning: