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Juggling or Orbits?

Juggling or Orbits?

How often have you said or heard someone say something like, “I’m having trouble juggling all the different things in my life”? It’s even more notable when I hear it from a young adult who is single without the responsibilities of children, or home ownership, or...

Overcomer Movie August 23

Overcomer Movie August 23

Last summer I had the privilege of being on set for the new Kendrick Bros. film Overcomer. My son CJ and I attended their boot camp before the first day of filming and helped for a couple days in the art department building sets and working on some set dressing. A few weeks later my wife Mary and I were back on set and were able to sit in as background extras for the opening scene. The scene took most of the day to film but I had a blast sitting and standing then sitting and standing next to…

2019 Filmmakers Guild

2019 Filmmakers Guild

In November of 2013 I began planning an outreach to Christian filmmakers that I called the Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild. I wanted to provide training in addition to establishing a film festival so I invited around 30 speakers to give over 50 workshops during the first three days of this week long event. That first conference was held in March 2014. For anyone considering running a large event I don’t recommend…

Sunnyside Skate Church, Chicago 1991

Sunnyside Skate Church, Chicago 1991

I wish I had a copy of this original picture, all I have is a poor photocopy that was recently found folded up in a box of miscellaneous items. On the first row you can find a picture of Phillip Telfer at the age of 18. My wife Mary is also in this picture (this was taken before we were married). I had moved to Chicago from my home state of Oregon to work with an inner-city church. I helped the youth pastor, Dirk Currier, launch an outreach to skateboarders. We built a small skate park in the basement of the church.  At the time, it was the only public skate park in the city of Chicago so we didn’t have to beg any skaters to come to church. We passed out a few flyers at some local skate shops and within months we were hosting over a hundred skateboarders packed into our little basement skate church. We called it Sunnyside Skate Church because…

Why Save Alexander – Coming 2019

Why Save Alexander – Coming 2019

Can a hardcore gamer survive a real-world crisis? Alex is put to that test when his virtual world of video games collides with life-threatening circumstances with no ability to start over. Alexander Brooks is obsessed with becoming an e-athlete. What teen wouldn’t...

All New Phillip Telfer Website

All New Phillip Telfer Website

Wow, I'm finally getting around to fixing my broken website and giving it an updated theme. I'm using Wordpress, Divi, Audio Ignitor and few other goodies. I hope you enjoy the new look and the content.

Timazi in Kenya

Timazi in Kenya

In the fall of 2016 I received a suspect call on my cell phone from Nairobi, Kenya. I didn’t answer. After all, it would most likely be some scammer trying to convince me that a dead African prince left me a multi-million-dollar inheritance that I could collect as...

New Article in Generations Magazine

New Article in Generations Magazine

I was asked to write an article on culture and the family for the new Generations magazine. The request came at a busy time for me because we were traveling to Illinois to visit family and friends so my first inclination was to say "sorry, but I can't help." On the...

Who is Phillip Telfer? What is the core of my identity? I’m a child of God and a disciple of Jesus Christ. What you do is not as important as who you are. But in case you’re wondering about what I do, here you go…

Husband & Father: Mary and I have been married for 28 years and blessed with 4 children, one fantastic son-in-law, and a precious grand-daughter.

Minister: I serve as a pastor by day (and night) and I’m the founder and director of the nonprofit ministry Media Talk 101

Coffee Nut: When I’m not serving the flock, I’m serving good, home roasted coffee to family and friends.

Woodworker: Another hobby that has “turned” into a small family business is woodturning. Working with wood a little bit each week keeps me sane in this big world of personalities.

Film Festival Director: Since that didn’t seem like enough on my plate I also started the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild.

Author: When there’s time to spare, I love to take  a Pilot G2 gel pen and a pad of paper and write! I used to pour a lot of creative writing energy into music, and now that has shifted to the fun of writing a novel.

 

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