In celebration of our new album, Raging Strong, we gathered on March 22 for a night of worship at The Door in Deep Ellum.
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When I think of worship, I naturally think of music, nature, service and the study of Scripture. But there is another kind of worship that is equally pleasing to the Lord. Habakkuk 2:20 says, “But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” Scripture teaches us to be silent before the Lord in reverence and holy fear.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 There are many ways a parent can “train up a child,” but one of my favorite ways is to teach God’s Word through a melody. Even before my oldest son was born, I would sing the words of the old hymn "Before the Throne of God Above" at night, hoping somehow the truth in that song would make ...
Singing is a biblical command. The psalms are filled with the obligation (Ps. 66: “Shout for joy, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise”). But even the New Testament takes up this duty: Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
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This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Over the years, I have had a few people ask me about my process of songwriting. I certainly do not consider myself an expert, but here are a few thoughts that may help you in your process. Is there a truth that has been stirring your affections for the Lord lately? If so, write it down. Don't wait, or you may lose it. Is there a melody that you can't stop humming? If so, record it. Do it ...
I've been thinking a lot about the importance of words. I like to use big Bible words at times. Sometimes I use them when I pray or when I'm speaking with someone or even when I'm writing songs. I use them when they roll easily off my tongue, and I use them when they fall awkwardly out of my mouth.