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Office Hours with David Kirkpatrick

By February 28, 2014Office Hours

Saturday nights are perfect for kicking back, enjoying a movie, or relaxing with some great music. At Blue this year we are going to take it to the next level as David Kirkpatrick shares about “The Influence of Pop Culture”. Check out this Q&A, as well as his blog Living in the Metaverse to learn more about faith, technology and culture.


What song is at the top of your playlist?

Non Nobis Domine (from the movie, Henry V) performed by the Crouch End Festival Chorus andThe City of Prague Philharmonic. I just checked the “plays” — they are at 1903! But the song is spiritually stirring so it deserves it. It’s on the album Greatest Cinema Choral Classics which is awesome and included some 39 songs.

Hear it here: Non Nobis Domine

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A guy who worked in the movies, that’s all I knew, I had to be a part of that. As a kid, I loved the big screen more than football.

What is the best piece of either personal or professional advice you’ve gotten?

“Don’t tell me how hard it all was, just show me the baby!” (from a track coach)

Do you have a favorite quote or scripture verse that motivates and inspires you?

“The best way to lose an enemy is to make him a friend.” – Abraham Lincoln

Do you have a website or blog to share with our readers?

Yes! It’s called “Living in the Metaverse” and you can find it at It is my blog and it deals with the intersection of faith, technology, and culture. You can subscribe for free by just putting in your email address on the site.

More about David:

David Kirkpatrick has been a producer and motion picture executive for most of his professional life. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts. For fifteen years, David worked at Paramount Pictures where he began as a story editor and Vice President, becoming President of the Motion Picture Group in 1990. As an executive, he oversaw such pictures as “Witness” and “Top Gun” and franchises including “Indiana Jones”, “Star Trek”, “Friday The 13th”, and the Jack Ryan and “Beverly Hills Cop” series. At Paramount, he worked with a diverse group of directors including Peter Weir, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola; and with motion picture stars, most notably Eddie Murphy and Harrison Ford. David is a member of the Producers Guild of America and of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In 2008, David founded the MIT Center For Future Storytelling in Cambridge Massachusetts The center’s mission is to explore the survival of long- form narrative in a disruptive world of fractured attention spans and “snack culture”.

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Hi My Friend,

​​​I’d like to invite you to join me on March 24 & 25​ at Blue Conference
Blue is a two-day ​event​ designed to engage people thoughtfully in difficult conversations through curated talks​ (think Ted Talks). Together we’ll explore the ideas shaping our culture and ​explore how​ to find answers in a changing culture​ and embody the gospel in this moment.​ ​ I think you’ll enjoy the conference so I already purchased a ticket for you. Here is a sample of the topics and speakers:

· Sexual Brokenness and the Hope of the Gospel // Steve Arterburn
· Race, Faith and Hope for America // Dr. Michael Waters
· Rediscovering God: Reconciling Faith and Science // Mike McHargue
· The Science of Feeding the World // Dr. Hongda Chen
· Parenting in a Digital Age // Dr. Steven Argue
· Q & A – Refugees and Politics

Please let me know if you can join me as soon as possible.

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