Tag: music

Jenny & Tyler, “A Boy & a Girl (We’re Getting Older)”

Sorry there was no post yesterday. Today I wanted to share a sweet music video from Jenny & Tyler’s latest record, There Will Be A Song:

/ January 8, 2019

“Shallow songs last for three years, and breed shallow believers that last for three years.”

Church Times has a fascinating (if somewhat meandering) report on the history and future of contemporary worship music: In fact, almost from the start, much of the critique of contemporary worship music has emerged from within the movement. Wimber was...

/ December 19, 2018

my two favorite Advent records (plus more!)

Just wanted to highlight my two favorite Advent records here. The first is Behold the Lamb of God, which tells the story of the Bible leading up to the birth of Jesus and traces the longing for a Savior from...

/ December 10, 2018

Andy Gullahorn, “Everything As It Should Be”

I really liked Andy Gullahorn’s last album, and I really like this one. They’re not all that different — honestly, does a new album need to be different in order to be good? — but they’re worth listening to. I was...

/ September 19, 2018

the temptations of social media

All of us wrestle with how to use social media and Andrew Peterson has a thought-provoking post up about how and why he’s been using it less and less — but also why that’s not an easy decision: Okay, so...

/ August 22, 2018

song post: Nick Flora, “Catch Me Up To Speed”

I’ve enjoyed listening to Nick Flora’s latest EP, Conversation Hearts, and this song about falling in love in particular: Conversation Hearts by Nick FloraNick talked on the Future Conversation podcast about trying to write songs on this EP about the more-neglected...

/ May 30, 2018

Sandra McCracken, “Songs From The Valley”

Sandra McCracken just released “Songs from the Valley”, an achingly beautiful EP full of what you might expect if you took the songs that she wrote in the last several years just didn’t quite fit in her last two records...

/ March 13, 2018

song post: Emmylou Harris (Bob Dylan), “Every Grain of Sand”

I don’t have much to say about this song except that the last line always makes me think of Sister Veronika. That, and the fact that the original album version from Shot of Love has the wrong lyrics there (Dylan...

/ February 27, 2018

song post: Steve Taylor, “Cash Cow”

Steve Taylor is a legend in Christian music. (I highly commend to you two great podcasts, The Pivot & Cultivated where he tells his war stories about saving Sixpence None the Richer from an evil lawyer and directing Michael W....

/ February 20, 2018

Song Post: “Mary Consoles Eve”, Rain for Roots

I have written before about Rain For Roots’ album Waiting Songs, but I just have to recommend it again. [I was originally hoping to publish this during Advent but didn’t. It’s still a great year-round record.] Yes, it is technically categorized...

/ February 13, 2018