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Hello and thanks for visiting our website. After much prayer and a little time off of the road, we are back! This ministry has been the platform for many talented musicians who have gone on to do incredible things in other ministry aspects. We are excited to continue that trend and welcome a few newcomers to the stage; Caleb Sosebee, Ben Sosebee, and Eric Sosebee. Yes they are brothers! You never know who will visit us on stage from time to time, so come see us at a city near you…and soon!

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SHANE'S ROAD BLOG

The Year of Christian Movies? 

What’s happening in Hollywood? There are a slew of so called, Christian based films either out, or coming out in 2014. Many of these films are big budget, high tech productions.  A few of the more prominent titles are Son of God, Noah, God’s Not Dead, Heaven is For Real, and Left Behind. 

I get a chuckle over the number of facebook and twitter posts from Christians over how the producers have SO messed up the story. The most notable movie that’s received the most criticism is Noah. I heard much of the criticism before I ultimately watched it. Why did they call God the Creator? (Maybe because the names Yahweh, YHWH, I Am, Jehovah, etc. did not come into play until hundreds of years later?) Who were these fallen rock angels? (Perhaps a VERY loose interpretation of the Nephilim in Genesis 6?)  What about the wives of Ham and Japheth; where were they? What about the weird stowaway on the Ark? On and on we could go.
 
Please don’t see any of these movies if you are looking for a Sunday school lesson. The producers of these movies are not teaching Christian Theology 101. As a matter of fact, the producer of Noah is an outspoken atheist. He recently bragged in an interview with the Washington Times that Noah is the “least biblical biblical film ever made” (The Washington Times, 3/24/14, Cheryl K. Chumley).  He is a producer that put his own spin on a well-known story in order to cash in. I went to see the movie because I like action movies, not because I wanted an atheist to explain part of the book of Genesis to me.  (By the way, I did not really like the movie. It was just too dark and drab for my taste.)
 
Having said all of this, I do not discount the amount of good that can come from the onslaught of movies inspired by the Bible, even though blatant inaccuracies abound, and even though it might be told from the perspective of non-Christians in some cases. It’s got people discussing the Bible! That in itself is great. The sad truth is that our generation is largely illiterate when it comes to knowing God’s Word; even the Christians. Too often we only listen to what our pastor’s, small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, or what so called “Christian movies” (gulp!) have to say, instead of reading the Bible for ourselves. My prayer is that the conversations happening will simply peak the curiosity of both Believers and non-Believers to open their Bibles and see what all the commotion is about.
 
Until the next blog post, be blessed!
 
Shane Bowers
 
 
 

A New Chapter... 

Over the past ten years I’ve had the privilege of making Christ-centered music with some incredible musicians and friends. As the faces within Julian Drive have changed throughout the years, our message of hope through the Cross of Christ has remained unchanged. We’ve been so blessed to be able to witness thousands make decisions for Christ over the course of time. This ministry has also been the springboard into other opportunities for many of the Julian Drive alum. We are all given a different set of capabilities, passions, and gifts to be used for the Kingdom, as pointed out by the Apostle Paul:

 

I Corinthians 12
4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

Believers are clearly all one body, with one common goal of sharing the Gospel to the world (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Acts 1:8). Each one of us are ministers, although our gifts are different from person to person. Most of us develop new gifts over the course of life. These gifts sometimes lead us to new avenues of ministry. Some are called be ministers of the Word through speaking. Others are called to play an instrument or sing. Others are called to work on the front lines of the secular world, while being a light through their work ethic, fairness, and character (Mat. 5:14, Col. 3:23). We are all called to do something to point people back to Him.

As some of my closest friends have moved on to other vocations and new avenues of sharing the love of Christ, my calling and passion to lead the body into a worship experience has remained unchanged. The same Julian Drive that served as a springboard for my friends into new walks of life is the same one that has simply launched me deeper into the work already begun.

As we enter 2014 I will carry on with this mission to reach the 4 corners of the world through music, testimony, and the spoken Word. So please stay tuned for further updates on this website, facebook, and twitter. I look forward to starting a new chapter of ministry with faithful fans, pastors, and youth pastors. Be blessed, and more to come soon!

Shane Bowers
Lead vocalist

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