Its music Monday! Here’s a dope tune by JGivens and John Givez. I absolutely love it when christian rappers make music that anybody can listen to.
This week during sermon prep I have been listening to an old Tooth & Nail playlist – and I came across this classic. I haven’t heard it in years – but its so good! It honestly gets me every time (in a good way).
Christians throughout history have always read the Psalms as containing hints and clues about Jesus Christ. This however usually boils down to a series of “proof texts” i.e. Psalm 2, Psalm 22, Psalm 72, etc. N.T. Wright agrees about the fact that the Psalms do in fact point to Jesus. Everything written about me inContinue reading “Tuning our Hearts to the Gospel Through the Psalms”
I recently found out that a dear (ergh..) friend of mine has moved on to a better place. For many years, me and my (ergh…) friend spent time hanging out, going on hikes together, working together, writing together, driving around town together. We even (ergh…) sang (screamed?) on stage together. It has been a longContinue reading “Goodbye Dear Friend…”
There are few worship songs that I keep going back to over and over and over again, but this one written and performed by Austin Stone’s worship band is one of those songs. I love worship songs that elevate Jesus as Lord and King all while reminding us of the gospel and propelling us toContinue reading “Jesus is Better!”
Last time I explained why Kenrick Lamar should have won the Grammy for best rap album over Macklemore. Today we are going to take an in depth look at good Kid. m.A.Ad City. The album is presented as a film student’s script. He is filming a short film depicting the life of our protagonist KendrickContinue reading “Music Review – good Kid. m.A.Ad City by Kendrick Lamar”
I love Christian commentary on all of the big awards shows. I’m serious, I really do. I’m not a huge fan of the deeply theological assessments but I do enjoy the witty tweets and one liners on Facebook. This year the Grammys generated some really witty tweets and one liners. Church Curmudgeon: I must say,Continue reading “Kendrick Got Robbed at the Grammys”
Here is a worship band I have been digging lately. Even though I normally hate “mumfordy” things (is that even a word? Well now it is) I really do enjoy this band!
This year a new artist came on to the mainstream scene, although I wouldn’t call her full fledged mainstream just yet. Nevertheless this artist, who goes by the name “Lorde” has received extensive radio play, especially for her song “Royals.” Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, is a 16 year old singer-songwriter who combinesContinue reading “The Love Club EP and The Gospel – “Bravado””
Kanye West, the rapper once known for producing legit hip-hop now known for his extravagance and prideful boasting makes a visit to “Occupy Wall Street.” He joins the crowds as they protest corporate America’s greed. Hypocrite? Probably. Dude didn’t even take his gold chain off.