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Keith StancilKeith Stancil http://keithstancil.com finding fame in Jesus' name Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:43:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 94219308 Artist In Crisis http://keithstancil.com/artist-in-crisis/ http://keithstancil.com/artist-in-crisis/#respond Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:43:10 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?p=1198 If you are a music artist and finding yourself dealing with unrest and uncertainty during the Covid 19 Pandemic shut-down, tune-in Monday 6/22 8pm CST for some help. Link to sign up https://www.eventbrite.com/e/selah-artists-community-in-crisis-finding-peace-in-unrest-tickets-109307002186 CONTINUE READING

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If you are a music artist and finding yourself dealing with unrest and uncertainty during the Covid 19 Pandemic shut-down, tune-in Monday 6/22 8pm CST for some help. Link to sign up https://www.eventbrite.com/e/selah-artists-community-in-crisis-finding-peace-in-unrest-tickets-109307002186

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Super Bowl Champion Patrick Mahomes Shares His Thoughts On Platform

 

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[Quote] http://keithstancil.com/quotes/1186/ http://keithstancil.com/quotes/1186/#respond Fri, 25 Oct 2019 19:40:16 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?post_type=quote&p=1186 Quote Post We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor.
He is the God of the hills and the valleys.
And He is beautiful above all things.

-Tobymac October 24 2019

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Monster Extermination http://keithstancil.com/monster-extermination/ http://keithstancil.com/monster-extermination/#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:47:16 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?p=1166 Its October which means its monster season. If you have read Creating Monsters, you know what I’m referring to. If you haven’t read the book, now’s a great time to give it a read. The monster is always lurking and ready to pounce. Just this week I experienced the monster surface in an artist who […]

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Its October which means its monster season. If you have read Creating Monsters, you know what I’m referring to. If you haven’t read the book, now’s a great time to give it a read.

The monster is always lurking and ready to pounce. Just this week I experienced the monster surface in an artist who I know is very aware of the monster’s cunning ever presence and danger. The monster still managed to find a crack in their monster closet causing some unpleasant thoughts of “me” to take control.

Do you ever think you should be in the spotlight as opposed to someone else? When you are taking a group photo, do you jockey for position in the lineup that makes you look better than others? If you are in a music group or band, do you fight to grab your fair share of the spotlight? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you have a monster problem. I’d encourage you to immediately ask the creator of all things for an emergency monster extermination in your life. Feeling the need to grab the spotlight is not of God. That feeling is actually a tool God’s enemy, Satan, uses to deceive us.

Monster extermination is an easy job for God. I’d encourage everyone to keep God’s number handy for a quick call when we sense the monster lurking in our life.

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Do You Know What You Believe? http://keithstancil.com/do-you-know-what-you-believe/ http://keithstancil.com/do-you-know-what-you-believe/#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 12:49:14 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?p=1149 A simple but essential question for creatives “Do You Know What You Believe?” God has given you a platform for a special purpose. He made you unique and filled you with a creative gift. It is impossible to maximize your gift and purpose, without first knowing what you believe. In the past few years, the […]

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A simple but essential question for creatives “Do You Know What You Believe?” God has given you a platform for a special purpose. He made you unique and filled you with a creative gift. It is impossible to maximize your gift and purpose, without first knowing what you believe.

In the past few years, the growing trend of deconstruction has emerged. Many have found deconstruction as a way to grab attention. Rob Bell was catapulted to great heights as he sensationalized he disbelief in Hell. While chastised by core Bible believing Christians, the world embraced Rob making him an even bigger rock star. Soon after followed Michael Gunger who built a music following amongst “cool & trendy Christians” only to walk away from his faith after deep thinking his way out of faith in Jesus. This month author Joshua Harris and Hillsong songwriter, Marty Sampson, both announced they are walking away from the faith they built their careers on.

The irony is most of those celebrity Christian leaders who announce their deconstruction want to take other Jesus followers with them on their journey of walking away. If we follow sensational creative leaders while they appear to use their platform for Kingdom building, how do we process and react when they announce they are walking away from the belief that initially drew us to their platform? One thing is sure, if we don’t have a grasp on what and why we believe, the temptation to follow them over the edge will be difficult to resist. Those creative leaders who walk away don’t loose or denounce their charisma, they merely switch teams.

The enemy is lurking and waiting with the forbidden fruit in his hand, ready to offer it to each of us at the perfect time. Will you take and eat the fruit when follow the “cool & trendy” presents itself to you? Do you have a rock solid knowledge of who, what and why you believe?

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Creating With A Purpose http://keithstancil.com/creating-with-a-purpose/ http://keithstancil.com/creating-with-a-purpose/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:51:00 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?p=1128 Christian creatives often possess an inner desire to be revered as trend setters. In much the same way as non-believing creatives, some Christian creatives want their art to push boundaries while blazing a trail for others to follow. A stirring deep inside their soul begs to become a creative leader. Ironically, many of those same […]

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Christian creatives often possess an inner desire to be revered as trend setters. In much the same way as non-believing creatives, some Christian creatives want their art to push boundaries while blazing a trail for others to follow. A stirring deep inside their soul begs to become a creative leader. Ironically, many of those same Christian creatives actually become followers of the wrong source in their pursuit to lead with their art. Chasing relevance and acceptance from the world becomes a bigger priority than leading the world to the one true source of creativity.

Let’s take a quick look at what Jesus calls us to be. Believers are called to make our primary action and goal in life to love God with all our heart. We are also called to follow and emulate Jesus so that others will see Jesus through us while sharing the gospel and making disciples of all nations. I have yet to find any scripture that carves out an exception for creatives.

 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.”

Matthew 22:37-38 ESV

“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”

John 12:26 ESV

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV

Are you leading the world to Jesus with your art or is the world leading your art on your quest for relevance?

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Canvas Conference Intensive [Event] http://keithstancil.com/events/canvas-conference-intensive/ http://keithstancil.com/events/canvas-conference-intensive/#respond Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:06:35 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?post_type=event&p=1123
Event Post I’m super excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Canvas Conference Intensive on September 1. The folks at Humble Beast created the conference as a way to bridge creatives with solid Biblical theology. Canvas takes place at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Santa Ana, California and includes a music festival featuring Kings Kaleidescope, Beautiful Eulogy, Propaganda, The Gray Havens, Sho Baraka, Ghost Ship and Antoine Bradford.

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Date: August 30, 2019—September 1, 2019
Event: Canvas Conference Intensive
Sponsor: Humble Beast, Calvary Chapel
Venue: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
Location: Santa Ana, California
Public: Public

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National Worship Leaders Conference [Event] http://keithstancil.com/events/national-worship-leaders-conference/ http://keithstancil.com/events/national-worship-leaders-conference/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 11:26:06 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?post_type=event&p=1118
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Date: May 20, 2019
Time: 11:00-11:59 a.m.
Event: National Worship Leaders Conference
Topic: Platform Vs Stage
Sponsor: Worship Leader Magazine
Venue: Brentwood Baptist Church
Location: Brentwood, TN
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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Easing God Out http://keithstancil.com/easing-god-out/ http://keithstancil.com/easing-god-out/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 11:19:30 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?p=1113 Do you ever find yourself pumped up with pride when sharing your art with the world? Maybe you feel like your art is better than the art of your colleagues and certainly deserving of recognition and awards for its incredibleness? You aren’t alone as many creatives feel this way about their art. We want recognition […]

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Do you ever find yourself pumped up with pride when sharing your art with the world? Maybe you feel like your art is better than the art of your colleagues and certainly deserving of recognition and awards for its incredibleness? You aren’t alone as many creatives feel this way about their art. We want recognition for the art we create. Radio chart position, monthly streaming listeners, ticket sales and awards are some of the barometers we use to measure our artistic merit. While we may recognize our ego, we find it easy to justify because our art is special and deserving of recognition. I’ve heard some say artists are unique and and should be given extra grace for their ego. Interestingly, I have yet to find that anywhere in God’s word.

My wife has an acronym for the word ego, Easing God Out, which is exactly what happens when we begin feeling like the art we create is superior and deserving of recognition. Anyone ready to Ease God Out?

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National Worship Leader Conference 2019 http://keithstancil.com/national-worship-leader-conference-2019/ http://keithstancil.com/national-worship-leader-conference-2019/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:31:26 +0000 KeithStancil http://keithstancil.com/?p=1109 I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a couple of workshops at the National Worship Leader Conference May 20-21 at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. Should be a great conference including performances by The Belonging Co., The Gray Havens, Meredith Andrews, Audrey Assad, Sara Kroger and David Gungor. Speakers and panelists include […]

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I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting a couple of workshops at the National Worship Leader Conference May 20-21 at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. Should be a great conference including performances by The Belonging Co., The Gray Havens, Meredith Andrews, Audrey Assad, Sara Kroger and David Gungor. Speakers and panelists include Matt Maher, For King & Country and others. Use the code MUSICCITY when registering for a 30% discount. Hope to see you there!

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