Advice for the Rich

“Anybody who is rich and successful and they’re trying to measure up – just surrender. Give your heart to Christ and let Jesus mold you because that stuff can be here today and gone tomorrow.” @brianheadwelchspeaking at @crsrdschurch

I don’t mind revealing that back in the 90’s I was a pretty big Korn fan. Not because of the lyrics per se, I was really just there for the guitars. I have more than one memory of aimlessly driving around Las Vegas as a teenager with a big gulp in hand (no cupholders) and that album blasting so loud that it was breaking the speakers of my parents old ’82 Volvo.

Fast forward to modern times; my family and I are driving through Kentucky and stop at Chick-fil-a (naturally) for lunch and notice a very large modern building that we discover is Crossroads Church. We don’t have time to check it out but I follow them on instagram because, if you’re new here, I draw sermons and stuff.

This weekend these two worlds smashed together with Brian Welch of Korn spoke with the head pastor at Crossroads and was very open about his life of excess, of meth addiction, and of giving his life to Christ and an industry where I can only imagine it’s super unpopular to do so. It’s a story of redemption, of tearing down everything he thought was important and building it back up on the strength of Christ. 

This quote was so good though – you can hear it in his voice when he says “that stuff can be here today and gone tomorrow” that he’s lived through it and come out the other side.

I appreciated his transparency and openness. I’m really interested to read his books but I have a real problem with buying books and never reading them! Am I the only one!?

Anyway, thanks to Brian and Crossroads – it’s an uplifting interview for sure!

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.