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Jonathan Graham, NYC President
of Mastermedia, interviews
Dr. Michael Guillen. 
This morning I got to listen to three-time Emmy award winner, Dr. Michael Guillen, speak to members of  Mastermedia. He opened by sharing his testimony of studying at Cornell University as an atheist and h...
10.18.18 04:56 PM - Comment(s)
When I was performing in the George Fox College Players, each member of our drama troupe, was given a copy of the book Tales of the Kingdom by David and Karen Mains. It was incredibly meaningful to us at the time, especially since David and Karen spoke in our chapel at what is n...
12.18.17 01:19 AM - Comment(s)
Crystal Van Artsdalen, Rebekah Stought,
Rachel Marley and Morgan Fairbanks
have been my students at MasterWorks
 and The Rocky Mountain Christian
Filmmakers Camp
I played several roles and served as Afghan accent coach in the audio dramas Escape from the Eagle's Nest and The Giant Killer fo...
06.03.17 06:19 PM - Comment(s)
Hattie Kauffman spoke at the latest Mastermedia NYC event, and shared the story she kept buried for decades. While the Emmy-award-winning journalist was interviewing leaders of state, Olympians and astronauts she was still reeling from the pain of growing up in a family split by alcoholism. Her pa...
11.13.14 10:35 AM - Comment(s)
Though it's a shame that today's outdoor service and picnic was canceled, it is the last day of Sukkot, the Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles described in Nehemiah 8. During the days of feasting one of the prayers is for rain!

So Lord, we thank you for answered prayer! We praise You for a new...
10.07.12 02:13 PM - Comment(s)
Every fifth Sunday our church, Westchester Chapel, invites the children to join us for the entire service, which is designed around them. Today,  Pastor Randy Solomon preached on I Corinthians 13:7 with illustrations from II Kings, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah. Dramatic performanc...
09.30.12 10:49 PM - Comment(s)
We just watched The Lamp, directed by Tracy Trost, who directed me in A Christmas Snow. It is absolutely phenomenal! It stars Academy Award winner Lou Gossett Jr. and my  ACS cast mates Muse Watson and Cameron ten Napel. Great work, both of you!

It's a powerful story about how ...
01.26.12 01:30 AM - Comment(s)
I ran into Margot Morrell tonight at MasterMedia's Christmas party. She's written books on Ronald Reagan and Sir Ernest Shackleton, who led his crew of 27 through the frigid wasteland of Antarctica. She encouraged me to turn them both into one-man plays. I'm intrigued...
12.15.11 02:06 AM - Comment(s)
Our roomies at MasterWorks just turned us on to the work of Graham Cooke.

He said that the nature of God never changes, but He's completely unpredictable. As humans our nature changes like the wind, but we're always predictable.

By connecting to the Creator, we can have a more consistent na...
01.10.11 04:20 PM - Comment(s)
I'm weeping like a blubbering idiot! I just finished reading Mac Nelson's Memoirs of a Hollywood Adventure. The last time I wept this hard while reading something was when I read the same conclusion to Mac's manuscript before it went to press.
Insert from March 2015: It just made the cover of Chri...
04.30.09 08:45 PM - Comment(s)

I just received a couple of books from award-winning author, Joan Bauer, who I met at this year's Christopher Awards. The theme of the Christopher's is, "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." Joan and filmmaker Ken Wales (far right in the photo) were both presenters...
04.17.09 01:03 AM - Comment(s)
Mac Nelson, who was best man at our wedding, just published a book, Waiting for My Fingers: One Man's Reflection on Sin, Suffering, Healing and Victory. Joyce and I are both mentioned in this amazing story, and some of you were even praying for him through one of my blogs ( SwinglePrayer) before, ...
11.13.07 11:33 PM - Comment(s)
Here are some things I've found inspirational over the years:

I included my own sermons here since I certainly got inspired while preparing them!

Hope you ...
01.10.05 05:49 PM - Comment(s)