Christmas Rock Night 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Jesus. Worship. Rock n Roll.
You can read more about this event over on, but I thought I'd share a quick vid with you. Enjoy!

Christmas Rock Night 2009 from Chris Hill on Vimeo.

Need a Remedy?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Knoxville, TN readers: I now present to you Remedy Coffee.

When walking into Remedy for the first time, you'd never believe they've not yet celebrated their first full year in business. Remedy has nestled itself into Knoxville's Old City community in a way that will quickly boost itself to "city landmark" status. It just fits. (Oh, and also free wifi which you know I love.)

I've been a coffee & tea lover for years and I don't think I've experienced a more knowledgeable staff of baristas. These guys and gals kill it when it comes to quality service and consistency. And of course, they only serve 100% organic direct trade & regional roasted beans to ensure freshness. Their kindness, attention to detail, and caring attitudes match the excellence of the products served at Remedy.

By far the most impressive tidbit of info about Remedy, that often goes overlooked, is their generosity to the community of Knoxville. Here's a quote from Remedy's website:

"100% of our after tax proceeds go towards serving and helping the people and
organizations in Downtown Knoxville who need it the most. Our goal is to help
the people who are doing amazing things in our city like:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Tribe One
- Beardsley Farm"

Remedy Coffee: The name could not be more suitable.

All the details about Remedy can be found on their website here:

Pictured above: Loose leaf chai served with soy milk and honey prepared by Jennifer Kisabeth (for less than the price of a grande chai latte at $tarbucks)

Primal by Mark Batterson

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I agree with Bobby Williams on this next statement. Mark Batterson can say more in one sentence than I can communicate in several paragraphs. Primal, the new book release from Mark Batterson, peels back generations of religion and gets down to the heart, soul, mind, and strength of Christianity. Not the consumerist, plastic, American Christianity most of us have grown up with, but the true longing to know our God on a deeper level and the faith journey where we'd risk everything just to simply love our God.

I was challenged and awakened by these words written almost in passing, "When you tune out the convicting voice of God, you also tune out the comforting voice of God and also the guiding voice of God."

Dig into this book in 2010 and make it the first book you read after the new year begins. It's a quick read because you'll be engaged from the very first chapter. It was a privilege to be able to review a pre-released copy of Primal. I want to thank Mark Batterson & Multnomah Publishers for allowing me to do so.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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Just in case you forgot....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

.....I think my wife is talented and our daughter is beautiful. Need a photographer for your child's special moments? Hire Melissa Hill. You'll be glad you did for years to come.