Lion & Lamb Festival 2013

I am taking the week off of posting because I'm on route to the Lion & Lamb fesetival in Fort Wayne, IL. I'll be playing some music and talking about how we use it in our churches.I'll be speaking with the likes of Rachel Held Evans and Bruce Reyes-Chow. Maybe I'll see you there?


We'll be back next week with more ways to think through our Sunday Noise together.

July 2013 Upcoming Live Dates

969330_10103315280373430_1840857208_nIts been over a year since I've played under the moniker Books Died On. Though I have four theologically rich records in the BDO catalog, I still have two more in the cue. The Cold and Hot EP will be coming out in September and features Cari Palazzolo (of Belaire fame) and my wife Molly helping out on vocals. Look for an official announcement in the next couple of weeks.

As for now, I will be playing by myself acoustic Saturday, July 13th at the legendary Cactus Cafe in Austin. I will be sharing the stage with my good buddy B Sterling. Tickets are $5 and are available here or at the door. Doors open and music starts at 8. Here is the FB event.

ALSO, I'll be filling in on bass with my good friends in Reservations. I mixed their current record, which I love. We will be playing with Jesse Woods at Lambert's on Thursday July 18th. Tickets are available here for $5. I believe we open the show at 10.

Look for more music from Books Died On very soon and check my Music page for live dates and developments.

Mass in Latin: A Video from Vegas

In February I was invited to speak to a bunch of young United Methodist pastors in Vegas. They made the mistake of flying out my entire band. My delivery was hampered by my exact geographic location and the events of the previous 24 hours, but I feel that the content of my talk was helpful for getting the church leaders involved to think about their worship gatherings.

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Richard Kentopp: Mass in Latin from Relevance Ministries on Vimeo.