Josh Brage

My Office on Thursdays
October 2, 2008, 4:21 pm
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This is what my Thursdays are like.

All this and more at Catalyst’s Youtube.


Advice About Quitting Youth Ministry
October 1, 2008, 8:45 pm
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P. Shawn Phillips used to tell me that he felt like he wanted to quit every Wednesday night after a youth service. I didn’t know what that meant. He would say,

“Hosh, when you feel like you want to quit. Then just do it. Quit. Tell yourself that you are never doing youth ministry again. Then go home. And come back on Thursday.”

Tonight, I quit.

Tomorrow, I will be back baby.

Creative Chaos: Catalyst Site, Outreach Group Logos
September 25, 2008, 12:07 pm
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I haven’t been a part of Creative Chaos for a while. Nonetheless, I have been a busy little bumblebee. I am learning so much. I think that I want to start a freelance business pretty soon doing this, but I want to learn how to start my own business.

Here is the Catalyst Web site. The design work is mine, the theme is from Smashingmagazine, a ton of custom code work was done by Mark. I really like it. I think it works well as for a youth ministry site. I fully believe in WordPress as THE engine that youth ministries should use. So straightforward.

Here is a whole schlew of logos/looks that I created for our Outreach Groups. I am really only happy with about 1 or 2 of them (I am not telling you which ones,) but overall I like all of them. I am trying to learn different things. I still don’t know any Illustrator, but I am learning. I am working hard to get away from the basic skills that get me by and get into some more intermediate skills. Also, I am trying very very hard to use fewer and fewer brushes in my stuff. Anyway, I hope you like some of it.