Sales of Christian music are down between 16-19% in the first quarter of 2014. This is a reflection of the whole music industry, where almost every genre of music in both physical and digital formats is decreasing in sales. There is a massive shift towards streaming music sites like Spotify, but did you know that theRead more about The Future Death Of Worship Music[…]
One of our worship leaders sang Matt Redmans Heart of Worship this week and changed the lyrics to “I’m coming back to the heart of Christmas and it’s all about you, all about you Jesus”. Once the interruption to my ‘auto-worship’ mode had settled, the stinging truth of that one-word alteration began to settle inRead more about Coming Back To The Heart Of Christmas[…]
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[…]
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 …
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[…]
You could blink, and almost miss it, but Taylor Swift has absolutely nailed the state of culture and this generation in her interview with 60 Minutes. Here’s a link to a snippet of the interview.“The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.”
Wow. Think about that for a moment.
My daughter, just turning 9, has recently discovered MTV, and the moment has arrived for me where she is suddenly more aware of the latest names in popular music than I am. When Rita Ora comes on, there’s a yelp of “oooh I love this song” and the volume suddenly goes up on the TV. Read more about Taylor Swift Being Prophetic? …