If you listen to K-Love, Christian Pandora stations, or Christian YouTube and Spotify playlists, you might have heard a song that is causing quite a stir lately called “Reckless Love,” performed by Cory Asbury and written by him along with Caleb Culver, and Ran Jackson. It has taken the church by storm and is currently… Continue reading Is God’s Love Reckless…or is Ours?
The past couple of years has seen the deaths of many celebrities and artists. It seemed to begin around the drug induced death of Scott Weiland, the former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots in late 2015. The following year saw many more deaths, among them David Bowie and Prince. None of those really had that… Continue reading The Creation and the Creator: A Reflection on the Death of Artists
I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for a good inspirational story. I love watching rags to riches documentaries and biopic films about famous figures who came from a life of poverty and turbulence, overcame the many challenges that came from it, and became a success. I enjoyed watching the documentaries made on… Continue reading Are You Competing in the Testimony Contest?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tEHi52_fms It’s been a while since I have posted, so it’s good to be back on the Brew! This is the first in a new “Behind the Song” series featuring songs that I have written or others that I admire. This song, “Your Still Voice” was the first worship song I ever wrote, yet… Continue reading Behind the Song: “Your Still Voice”
A few weeks ago, I shared my list of some of my favorite hymns The Top 10 Hymns…plus 1. I do love contemporary worship as well and while you may need to dig deeper to find some gems, once you find them, they keep coming. As with my favorite hymns, my favorite contemporary worship songs change… Continue reading These Go to 11: My Top Contemporary Worship Songs
My previous post, Worship Leaders: Sing Unto the Lord a Better Song garnered the most reaction of all the posts I have written so far. I had reactions from Amens to defensive responses and everything in between, and if I learned something, it is that this subject of worship strikes a chord with many. That post was… Continue reading 6 Good Things that Contemporary Worship Music did for the Church
We worship leaders have a demanding job on our hands. We are responsible for singing and leading the music each Sunday morning, but much goes into it that people may not always consider, and understandably so. We are pressured with being current and relevant, playing songs that the young people like, playing hymns for the… Continue reading Worship Leaders: Sing Unto the Lord a Better Song
Source: The Top 10 Hymns...plus 1
For my first post pertaining to worship music that is not satire, I wanted to write about some of my favorite hymns. Growing up in a charismatic/Vineyard influenced church, I was not exposed to very many hymns, so they were a special find to me as I was growing in my faith and learning about… Continue reading The Top 10 Hymns…plus 1
Ammunitions 2:22 Blessed is the man who owneth a firearm, for it will be his shield and rampart. Woe to the fool who trespasses on him who cometh in the name of the NRA. Republications 3:16 Thou shalt vote Republican without ceasing even when the candidate does not uphold righteousness. But woe to the citizen… Continue reading Christianity, American Culture, and the Practical Hybrid Gospel