It’s gotta be one of the most popular songs on Christian radio right now, and probably one of the top songs of the year (or two or three years). Hillsong United’s “Touch The Sky”, off their 2015 album Empires. It’s an extremely passionate and poetic song that seems to be resonating with many Christ-following souls. So I’ve been eager to sing the song myself, and to lead others in worship with this song. But when I began to chart out the song I had to stop and think about whether these lyrics were really appropriate for congregational singing. Continue reading
I recently read CT Magazine interview with Adam Young, who is the one-man band known as Owl City. He is a Christian, and his words, though not directly quoting scripture here definitely hint at a concept that I believe is quite biblical (see Hebrews 12:2 “…fixing our eyes on Jesus”). Here’s an excerpt. Continue reading
This morning while listening to the audiobook of Brennan Manning‘s The Ragamuffin Gospel, I was struck by a particular segment which I had to record in written form and share with you (below). As I listened I was reminded of the time my friend and fellow worship leader Casey Frye were discussing the job of a worship leader and how to define and describe the position. He stated that we are “stewards of The Reveal.” I’m not sure if he was capitalizing the T and R in his mind, but since I’m writing this down I get to make that call. Continue reading
This is a classic hymn with some of the most RICH and beautiful and DEEP lyrics I’ve encountered. A recently led worship as a guest at a wonderful church and was invited to take as much time as I wanted to set up this song. I was tempted to put together a whole sermon based on this song, but I kept it to a 4 minute introduction instead.
But this is precisely why I created this blog – so I could take the time and space desired to really marinate on certain songs and lyrics and thoughts that inspire worship. So let’s spend the next few minutes worshiping God by reflecting on these lyrics and analyzing them together. Continue reading
I have recently been thinking a lot about the importance of the Church and the purpose of the Church and was reminded of a sermon I preached back in the summer of 2012 on this topic. I reviewed my sermon notes and watched the video and guess what?? I still believe everything I said back then! And I’m just as passionate and in love with the Bride of Christ now as I was then.
Watch the video and let me know what you think (leave a comment below!):