Just the other night a bunch of us went to the Wells Fargo Theater downtown Denver for a Chris Tomlin/Louie Giglio deal.
If you have never been to a Chris Tomlin worship concert go here and make some serious plans to get there. You will not regret it.
I think one of the best things about Chris’ music is the focus of his songs. Recently I read an article on worship titled “The Show is Over” in Charisma Magazine all about the state of worship music in some of our churches in the States. Stertzer interviewed folks from all over and makes some provocotive points. Quoting the article she makes the statement- “Then in the ’90s, a lot of songs were in first person, with a focus on self: “I need” and “Lord, what can You do for me?” In reflecting on Chris’ songs, I can’t recall his being of this ilk. As we all sang together, what came to my mind was how each song pointed to, reflected on, and illuminated something about Father, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. We sang to and about God the entire time. This was super refreshing.
Good afternoon everyone from Oconomowoc, WI~
We are into our last ten days of reading. Way to go! This has been a really great journey through the Bible. It doesn’t matter how many times I have read through it, I am always intrigued at something new. The story of Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit born out through humanity and planet earth is like no other.
I wonder if the debates about music in church will ever end. But I guess as long as there are people who go to church who each have an opinion, there are going to be that many more debates.
There are some who argue that music before preaching is unnecessary. There are all sorts of reasons why it isn’t pertinent. My friend Zac Hicks is worship leader at a church in Denver. He has written an excellent article on this subject. If you are settled on this subject, don’t bother reading. If you need encouragement that all parts of the Sunday morning Order of Service are relevant, then go here and see if he can change your mind.
Donation Thank you from Kate Cremisino on Vimeo
I received this video thank you on Facebook just a bit ago. How stinkin’ exciting to think that our resources can be gathered, transmitted, distributed, and operating with such speed and precision. What a blessing it is to be a blessing to friends and fellow kingdom-subjects down-under.
“Castle Rock Bible Church in Colorado donated money our way to help people here after our recent earthquake. So far we have used some of that money to donate goods to this relief effort through Grace Vineyard Church, which has a set up a food/supply bank at the beach campus, in a badly-affected area. This is a THANK YOU from the beach campus pastor, Sam Harvey. “
New tulip sprouts in my front yard!
Spring is sprunging! I have tulip and daffodil shoots popping up in my front yard. It is officially here. Haven’t you noticed the days getting longer?
Just like there is a newness in the air, on the trees, and springing from the ground, we finished Ezekiel today with an encouraging note of newness. I am always so blessed when I read the last line of the book. “And the name of the city from that time on will be: “THE LORD IS THERE.” Ezekiel doesn’t put it in all caps because he is yelling at us. It is a name- Yahweh Shammah. Continue reading