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Nate Loucks is the pastor of State Street Community Church and the President of the Pax Center in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. These are thoughts on faith, social entrepreneurship, and the beauty of life.

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SOTD: Holly Jolly Christmas - Sufjan Stevens

Joe Baughman is a talented dude. Though we've met once, he's really more a friend-of-my-friends. He was invited to create a video for Sufjan's new Christmas album. Joe's creative prowess is demonstrated by his ability to animate this entire video using stop-motion (which my friend Andrew DeSelm helped with). All that to say; I'm really impressed by this video. I suppose it's extra impressive when you know the people that created it. 

Plus, it's a very catchy song. 

Song of the Day: the Avett Brothers - Winter in My Heart

In this song, the Avett Brothers tackle depression in a way that only those that have journeyed through the illness understand. On one hand, it's a beautiful depiction of the struggle to find happiness even when you can't understand why happiness seems elusive. On the other hand, it's just a finely written song. 

When the Avett Brothers released their latest album, they also released some accompanying commentary. Here's the explanation of "Winter in my Heart."

Song of the Day: Kopecky Family Band - Heartbeat

I'm going to try to post a song-a-day here at nateloucks.net. I listen to a ton of music. I would also argue that I have impeccable taste in music but that has come against some scrutiny against less aesthetically-minded folks. 

Kopecky Family Band formed in Nashville in 2007. I remember reading a review about their performance from SXSW at the Paste Magazine showcase a few years back. At the time, they had only released a few EP's; Embraces in 2008 and The Disaster and Of Epic Proportions both in 2010. It wasn't until this October (2012) that the band released their first full-length album. 

The album is a really nice indie-rock album that fuses dirty guitars, great cello accents, some synth highlights, and even lyrical depth.