Martin Smith

This week we spotlight worship leader and former Delirious? frontman Martin Smith. He has a new solo album out (God's Great Dance Floor, Step 01) and he shares with us his heart for God and these new songs he's created. We also talk to innovation leader Bobby Gruenewald. As part of the LifeChurch.tv team, Bobby helped create the YouVersion Bible App, which has been downloaded over 90 million times! And we unveil a new theme (and theme song) for our summer, which includes a Jesse Carey singalong. Let's just say we now understand why Jesse is a writer and not a singer...

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Question of the Week

What is your theme song for summer 2013?

This week we unveiled our theme - and theme song - for the upcoming summer. So now we want to ask you, what is your theme song for summer 2013 and why?

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zach miller

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zach miller commented…

my soundtrack to my summer is the NOW 4 cd. do i really a reason besides the fact that talented artists such as Eifeel 65 and Smash Mouth are together on one album? didn't think so.

Samantha Ripple

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Samantha Ripple commented…

My summer and life song is "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats.

We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cause your friends don't dance
and if they don't dance
Well they're, no friends of mine

Matt Dudley

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Matt Dudley commented…

Being a big fan of The Beatles, my summer theme song would have to be, "Good Day Sunshine."

However, considering how hot it gets where I live (Imperial, California, where the summer temperature will rest above 110 for a few months) I will probably not be so happy about the sunshine as John, Paul, George, & Ringo were when the song was first recorded...

Jesse Scarey

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Jesse Scarey commented…

Also on the topic of cheap clothing...

buying higher quality clothing made in the U.S. does nothing to improve the well-being of the workers in developing countries. If enough people switch to American-made denim, textile factories in Bangladesh would shut down and workers would be forced to return to subsistence farming, almost certainly making them worse off. To boycott those factories due to poor conditions is to say you know what is better for the workers than they do, as they saw the job as an improvement over their previous condition.

Purchasing clothing from company's that pay a "sustainable wage" is certainly an improvement over buying domestic, but if you pay the same amount of money for half as many clothes, those workers will be better off, but fewer workers will be employed. It is not obvious that this situation is better on net.

The best solution is to make consumption decisions based on prices and your preferences, and donate whatever portion of your income you want to improve the lives of the poor around the world to charitable organizations. Avoiding buying from goods made in sweat shops may make us feel good, but really it just allows us to keep buying stuff without having to feel guilty about all the suffering in the world because we are no longer directly connected. This isn't true of environmentally sustainable goods. Choosing those makes the world better.

Ironically, my summer theme song is "Indian Summer" by Pedro the Lion.

Christopher Perry

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Christopher Perry commented…

Also on the topic of cheap clothing...

What was the name brand of the jeans you guys were talking about?

My theme song for this summer..."Baby Monkey (Riding on a Pig)".

Chad Michael

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Chad Michael replied to Christopher Perry's comment

We were talking about Imogene + Willie, a great company out of Nashville: http://www.imogeneandwillie.com/

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