Simulcast -- Two Thumbs Up

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 12:19 AM

Well, I wasn't so sure about a 1 1/2 hour simulcast (or actually non-simulcast — getting the satellite feed was too costly, so we opted for the DVD version) that much, but it was very good. Rick Warren was a good enough speaker to make the time go by fast, not bad considering, as the pastor's son said, “it was like five of your sermons.” :-)

Indeed, it sort of was like 5 sermonettes, a preview of the next six weeks worth of sermons. It was interluded with videos as well as several musical performances, including one from Natalie Grant.

It was also nice because we got to watch it in the Southwestern Bell Auditorium at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, our church's next door neighbor. They were kind enough to open their spectacular doors for the evening, allowing us to use the theater and then their main “lobby” (the word doesn't do justice for the size) area afterwards. It comfortably held the 250-300 church members that went.

It was neat to see, considering that the Danforth Plant Science Center is one of the foremost bio-tech research centers in the world. It's a collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis and Monsanto Co. We have at least one Center employee that is a member of our church and a scientist that worked there that attended our church while in the U.S. So, there were a variety of reasons that it was interesting to go into the building that casts it shadow on ours.

But back to the actual point of the night. It was a good start to the 40 Days. For anyone whose church is saving the simulcast for tomorrow — I think you'll really enjoy it.

In case you haven't been here today due to BlogRolling being down, read on to the next post about Christopher's internet small group.

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2 comments posted so far.

RE: Simulcast -- Two Thumbs Up

I enjoyed it, well other than the Hawaiian themed shirts.

Posted by Christopher - Oct 13, 2003 | 9:24 PM- Location: MO

RE: Simulcast -- Two Thumbs Up

Hehehe… you’re not the type for Hawaiian shirted pastors, huh?

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Oct 13, 2003 | 11:31 PM- Location: MO

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