J. Withrow

Charles Kiser —  December 7, 2009 — 2 Comments

This is an awesome music video by Jairus Withrow, an intern with Storyline this past summer. Several Storyliners made cameo appearances in the video, including Mr. Ryan Porche.

From the J.Withrow website: “The ‘10,000 Words’ Music Video…[is] a modern day parable about a selfless rap artist, a confused world, and an evil liar.”

Watching the video reminded me of a metaphor Brian McLaren shares in his book More Ready than You Realize. The good news of the kingdom of God, he says, is like a good song. People hear the song – music of love, hope, peace and grace; it gets stuck in their heads; they begin to sing along with it; then they start to dance to it; before you know it, more and more people are moving in sync to the same song.

Bravo, Jairus, for singing the Song in a way that people can’t help but to listen.

I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more from Jairus in the future. In fact, he’s starting a new band called Bus Seven. If you like what you saw in the music video, stay tuned for more at his website!

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

2 responses to J. Withrow


    Hey Charles!

    Good stuff man! Keep us posted. We dig the singer/song writer types.

    You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work! Tell everyone hello for us!


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