My Writings. My Thoughts.
I just went with my family for a trip to Disney World a couple of weeks ago. It has been a while since I’ve visited there, but I was quickly reminded of why it is such an amazing place. And as I looked around, I realized there are a lot of lessons that local churches can learn from how Disney World does things. Continue Reading
I‘m very pleased to reveal a new logo for the church where I work, Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan, AL. This logo redesign is the first step in a design overhaul that we’re moving towards, and I’m so excited to be a part of it. The new logo goes “live” in the next week or two, but you, fair readers, get this sneak preview! Continue Reading
Any film adaptation of the most perfect live musical (are you picking up my biases?) is bound to somehow fall short of expectations, since perfection, cross-medium, would be nearly impossible, and this review is not a critique of the story or the musical at all, but instead, focuses on the adaptation, and assumes the reader knows the story line. Continue Reading
Cloud Atlas is an ambitious epic story (or rather 6 stories) that spans centuries, using the same actors to portray multiple roles (such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, and Jim Broadbent) across multiple stories. Continue Reading
About a year ago, I had a chance to film a long discussion with a Christian pastor and 3 Muslim American leaders to discuss 9-11 and the impact it it had on them. We wanted to do, literally, a round table discussion. This blog post is about how we filmed it. Continue Reading
Wow! What a boost!
These past couple of months, I’ve been seeing lots of you arriving at my website from Alabama.gov. I’m so delighted that some of my photos are now gracing Alabama’s website! So welcome, fellow Alabamians!
I’ve just moved back to Alabama after spending 3 1/2 years in Kansas City, and let me tell you, it’s good to be home! This very week, I’m getting settled in Dothan. (I lived in Montgomery for almost a decade before my brief stint in Kansas City.)
I have a few photos here on this webpage (go to the very top and you can find photos under “Portfolio”). But if you’d like to see even more, go to RobWebsterPhoto.etsy.com. All of the photos there are available for purchase, whether you need a simple print, something framed, or even digital licensing. Just let me know. I love working with customers to get images to them in the perfect way that enhances existing design and decor, and I’d love to work with you! Drop me a line through the contact methods at Etsy.com, or use the “Contact” link at the very top of this website and I’ll get you set up.
And now that I’m back to Sweet Home, keep an eye out for more great Alabama photography, coming soon!
Ever played it? It’s pretty intense. Guns (euphemistically called “markers”) with CO2 cartridges fire hard round balls filled with paint. They hurt like the dickens when they hit you, too, often causing welts, bruising the skin, and occasionally even drawing blood. And as I learned in a previous ministry, nothing screams “Jesus loves you” like the threat of violence.
When working with a campus ministry, we purchased 20 guns and protective face masks and often played capture-the-flag style games in the woods. We developed a number of variant games, each of which fit a different purpose and allowed for a discussion of deeper spiritual truths. Continue Reading
The Tree of Life is a remarkable and beautiful film that, days after watching it, has remained in the background of my consciousness, profoundly prodding at me with its powerful images and ideas, and if that’s not the measure of a great film, I’m not sure what is. Continue Reading
The Artist is a charming, even buoyant movie, a silent film shot in black and white, carried by the orchestra soundtrack and the remarkable charisma of the two leads, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, and a sidekick scene-stealing dog named Uggie. Continue Reading
We’ve begun a new series at our church called Love, Sex, and Marriage, and I had the great privilege of putting the promo video together for this. It has also been made into a TV ad that’s been shown locally, along with a print media campaign. Overall, it’s the biggest media push for a series in our church’s history, because we feel the subject matter is of great interest to Christians and non-Christians alike. Here’s the long version of the ad, followed by a behind-the-scenes video: Continue Reading