Smith's record label and releasing his debut album, Deep Enough to Dream. Smith started his own independent record label, Rocketown Records, he knew which artist he wanted to be Rocketown's first.
Christopher Rice may be the son of famed author Anne Rice and the late poet Stan Rice, but this novelist holds his own in the literary world with action-packed tales of love and friendship.
His credits include (2000), (2004), (2006), and more recently, (2008) and the best thing he's ever written.
If you could design your own gay pride float, what would it look like?
It would not be a float because it would not be in a parade.
While earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Communication, he started leading retreats and youth camps in his church youth group. None of his sites, (official site, My Space and blog) had been updated since late 2008 and no one seemed to know what he was up to.
It was such a natural fit that he found himself moving in that direction on a more permanent basis. But in 2014, he reappeared just as quietly as he disappeared with an update on his official site.
So my mentality all along has been, "I need to find a place and I need to find people that align with really being missional about the music."Rice What I've seen happen with Christian music, not to sound negative, but it's really been focused on ourselves, focused on believers.
And there's a part of that camp that really feels like if you don't write [music] for Christians and spell out the gospel real clearly, that it's not honoring God. I believe God has given us the crafts and the gifts, as in any occupation, to be light in the world and not just to ourselves.
So at that point, when I turned that in, I started thinking, "Do I want to keep doing the same thing, or do I want to make some changes?
" All along, I've been convicted and convinced over time that I need to not just do what I do for people who already believe what I believe, but also make sure that I'm using my art and my craft to be salt and light in the world as well.
After you completed your first book, , you showed it to your dad who in turn chopped it to pieces. Actually, my father had an enormously positive response to the first draft of However, he did suggest that I remove some of the more sensational parts of the book, specifically the hurricane-fueled ending, which he felt was too over the top.