In the famous clip above, Julia Roberts character (a super-famous rich actress) tells Hugh Grants character (essentially a nobody)… “The fame thing isn’t really real, you know. Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Worship leaders and musicians have so often gravitated to a rock-starRead more about What Notting Hill Taught Me About Worship[…]
Crown of Praise started with the small idea of releasing small “chapters” of music. Where recording a whole album can be prohibitive because of the costs involved, I’ve decided to explore releasing music in smaller bite size chunks. Crown of Praise will be the first in a series of “chapters” over the coming months. Here’sRead more about What’s The Deal With “Crown of Praise”?[…]
1 – Worship leaders & musicians are human
Many people see those who minister from ‘the platform’ as kind of special. Surely they are super-spiritual? Maybe really in tune with God? They are chosen and the Holy Spirit has bestowed upon them special powers? Use the Force Redman, use the Force!
Nope. Worship leaders and musicians are real people, with real problems, feelings, and issues. They wake up in a bad mood like you. They sleep in like you. They forget to read their bible, like you. Read more about 4 Things I’ve Learned About Worship Leaders & Musicians …
The terminology we use in church is often wrong when talking about worship. When we have a correct understanding of worship – that worship is all of our lives – our sleeping, breathing, thinking, moving of every minute of every day in dedication, honour and love of God, then the phrases we use in church beginning to lose sense.
The ‘worship leader’ should really be a ‘musical worship leader’ – because they are not leading me in worship while I’m at work or with my family etc. but only our time of singing. Read more about I Surrender All (or maybe 0.4%) …
No coffee left.
Argued with wife.
Alarm didn’t go off.
Drummer is late.
PA guy forgot.
Forgot your music.
Haven’t we all had at least one of the above (or something similar?), and if you’re like me, you may have had more than one on the same morning! Read more about Don’t Forget Your Heart …
After discussing our moral diet that comes from both secular music and other media such as televison, we are left with an important question.
What do we want our souls to feast on?
The easy answer to this question, is the Word of God. The Bible. 66 books of history, poetry, prophecy, teaching and inspiration, written as a love letter to humanity by God through his people.
But as musicians, worship leaders and songwriters, we need to take this responsibility seriously. Read more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 3 …
“Where would I be, how could I stand, if your grace had not found me?”…read the lyrics…
I mean, think about it for a minute, where would you actually be right now if it wasn’t for Gods’ grace intervening, renewing and rebirthing you into a new creation? Read more about Behind The Song – At The Foot Of The Cross …
As I don’t have enough time to listen to everything that’s out there, I thought I’d compile the best-of lists from a few websites.
Here’s the top christian worship albums of 2012. Is there anything missing? What were your favourites? Let me know your thoughts! Read more about Best Worship Albums 2012 …
What defines you? What are you known for in your community, your peer group, your church, your work place?
People I’ve known in the past (no names, I promise!) have found their identity in various things: Read more about Who Am I? …
This post is best read in the light of Part 1 which is here. Part 1 dealt with the music we listen to, and trying to make a consious decision over where we take our moral-food from…what do we digest into our bodies…what nutritional diet does our soul feast on… This morning, a news storyRead more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? – Part 2[…]