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Posted: April 20, 2011 in Lutheran Grilled Cheese, Social Media

Have you ever been encaptivated by something that was so big that you could not fully wrap your mind around it?  I recently watched a video by the Playing for Change project.  They claim that they create Peace Through Music.  They take artists from around the world and they bring them together (sometimes physically and sometimes through recordings) and they show us that peace can happen.

Here is the inspiration for the project “The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.”

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Has this video moved you or inspired you?  If so, How?

Have you heard of Rebecca Black? In late 2010, a classmate of Black and music-video client of Ark Music Factory, a Los Angeles label, told her about the company. Black’s mother paid $4,000 for Ark Music to produce her daughter’s music video while the Blacks retained ownership of the master. On February 10, 2011 she uploaded a video of her single “Friday“. To date there have been 97,000,000 hits on You Tube but, not all feedback has gone well for Rebecca. She is handling it well and she is still attempting her dream of becoming a star.

Recently there has been a parody of the “Friday” video from Community Christian Church which has  been released as the “OFFICIAL PARODY VIDEO”  called “Sunday”  They are using it as a way to bring people to church on Easter Sunday.

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Do you think this is an effective ministry?  Why or why not?