Hearing that he went to Nashville and recorded this short initially made me wonder whether he had too much time on his hands. I say this in jest, of course, but what I'm getting at is that it's the first time that he's really toying with a more style-than-substance approach in a film. Then again, the substance is excellent -- sometimes I forget that the Gospel at its most simplistic is still the Greatest Story Ever Told.
As I understand it, Rob did all the music himself. He probably had some of the Nooma guys work in all the fancy MTV-ish style points. He paid for the video himself and has offered it for free online (the download worked perfectly for me, btw, as opposed to the streaming)... This was the launch of our Easter service last week, we went straight from the video into very edgy worship hymns. (It seems that they are back to hymns more and more, particularly at Easter when it is always only hymns, although they might be funk or house or disco, but they are hymns.)
Anyway, I wanted to share it after watching it again. The way Rob presents the Gospel always reminds me that it's something I want to be a part of, whether I happen to be on a high emotional mountain, or in the lowest valley of my life.
You can get a glimpse or download the four-minute video Here.
PS I put this in "arts in general." One thing that continually impresses me about Rob is that he chooses to be a Pastor/teacher, when what he really is is an artist. I see him as an artist with a Pastor/Teacher's heart, I see it every time he speaks in Grandville. You can probably get a glimpse of it in some of the Noomas or from his tours. I really love Rob's heart, I need to be reminded to pray for him daily.
Edited by Persona, 07 April 2010 - 05:58 PM.