Posts by Rob Reed

The Martin Trial: If Trayvon, in fact, Killed Zimmerman

The Martin Trial: If Trayvon, in fact, Killed Zimmerman

Just saw a Daily Show bit on the Zimmerman verdict. It failed for the simple fact that it tried to allege a connection between the black woman who could not use the Stand Your Ground law and got 20 years for merely shooting a gun in the air and Zimmerman, who allegedly got off using […]

Rachel Jeantel on Piers Morgan last night

Rachel Jeantel on Piers Morgan last night

Rachel Jeantel, the first witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case, was on Piers Morgan last night, and I caught a brief glimpse. She was obviously – and understandably – furious at the defense attorney, Don West. The fact of the matter is that West did his job of trying to eviscerate her […]

What happened to the shades of gray?

What happened to the shades of gray?

I understand how many of my friends are upset with the Texas abortion law because it infringes on a woman’s right to do what she wants with her body. What irks me is labeling the motivation of such a law as designed to “take away women’s rights” or as an example of a patriarchal society’s […]

Christian Evangelism Gone Bad: Jesus knows best, we should know better, we should love better

Christian Evangelism Gone Bad: Jesus knows best, we should know better, we should love better

There’s a scene in the great action movie “Die Hard With A Vengeance” where our hero John McClane is forced to wear an “I Hate N*ggers” sign around his body, in the middle of Harlem, so as to prevent massive casualties via a bomb set to explode somewhere in New York City. The director didn’t […]

Alesis Multimix8FX, Reason, and Windows 7

Alesis Multimix8FX, Reason, and Windows 7

Now for a bit of a “technical” break. Thanks to the awesome little league team that I coached and some amazingly generous in-laws, I was able to purchase an Alesis Multimix8FX mixer at Guitar Center for my home recording. I unwrapped it, replaced my M-Audio Mobile Pre, and wanted to do an immediate test recording… […]

New song – Trust in the Lord

New song – Trust in the Lord

Sharefaith.com is having a contest asking folks to write a song based on Proverbs 3:5-6. Thanks to some young men and women at LIFEhouse, we turned the song into a music video. Thanks to Dahn B for his great background vocals and post production/mixing!

Jesus Culture’s “I Am In Love With You” or Why We Have To Be Careful As Worship Songwriters

Jesus Culture’s “I Am In Love With You” or Why We Have To Be Careful As Worship Songwriters

I start with a testimony on God’s sense of humor. As a new Christian some 7 or so years ago put in position of leading worship at my church, I found myself disliking worship songs with excessively “lovey-dovey” lyrics for God. Particularly, I was dismissive of those worship songs that became comedic fodder for the […]

To Judge or not to Judge: Which is God’s commandment?

To Judge or not to Judge:  Which is God’s commandment?

How do we reconcile the apparent “opposition” of Jesus’ words of not judging others until the plank is out of our eye (Matthew 7:1-5 or so) and “making a righteous judgment” (John 7:24)? Put another way, how can we make a “righteous” judgment when Jesus COMMANDS us not to judge? Jesus COMMANDS us: “Matthew 7:1 […]

The A.J. Show: Episode 2 – Charlotte’s Web and Highs and Lows

The A.J. Show: Episode 2 – Charlotte’s Web and Highs and Lows

Check out our first podcast “Introductions” In today’s episode, A.J. is under the weather and stays home from school. He talks about his latest reading selection (Charlotte’s Web), nightly highs and lows, and a review of the Angry Birds Space Fruit Gummies (just over 9 minutes). Check out Rich Melheim’s “Faith 5” here. His book […]

On the media coverage of Jason Collins and his coming out

On the media coverage of Jason Collins and his coming out

From a conversation with a mentor today, I’m thinking: How much “prouder” of basketballer Jason Collins would we be if he saved a child from a raging fire? I’m just not buying into someone announcing – at the twilight of his career – “I have a sexual attraction to men” as something to admire. Were […]

In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.