Book and Music Reviews
I finally got around to listening to mygenradio.com on the internet. Our local contemporary Christian station, SpiritFM, has started this internet station as a way to play some younger music. I’m grateful that we have an adult contemporary Christian radio station, but my idea of “contemporary” music doesn’t include 4Him, Philips, Craig,& Dean, Avalon, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Point of
Congrats to Decemberadio for taking home the Rock Album of the Year at the Dove Awards. I love their music and I can’t wait to their sophomore follow-up album in the near future. I have been able to meet and work with these southwest Virginia guys and I can tell you first hand that they have a heart for God
Here is a clip I found on Youtube from the concert last Sunday night. The sound quality is not so good, but it’s awesome to see a clip from a concert I was at. We kept noticing this little blond girl’s head popping up at the bottom of the screen. We thought it looked like Emma, and it was! So
We just got through a busy weekend. Our church hosted the band Decemberadio for our worship service Sunday and for a community concert Sunday night. What can I say. These guys are for real. I knew from their CD that they are incredibly talented musically, but what impressed me is what I kept hearing from everyone that had met them,
I have been busy this week getting the details together for the Decemberadio concert. We are trying to pack what would normally take several months of planning into just a couple of weeks. Here is a flyer for the concert. To all the youth, download it and print it out and give to your friends. We will have posters and
I was at my favorite bookstore, Master’s Loft, in Winston-Salem over the weekend. I love the store, not just because of the free wifi and good coffee and deserts, but because they have a great selection of both new and classic Christian books and music. I also like the live music they host every weekend. As I was walking through
The guys of Decemberadio had a pretty large audience on Sunday. They got to perform some of their songs and then sing the National Anthem for the Nascar race in Atlanta. That’s 180,000 people in the stands with a few million more watching on tv. It’s amazing to see how God is using these guys. They’ve got a bright future
I just ordered 3 books that I can’t wait to get and read. Here’s the rundown The Way of the Wild Heart by John Eldridge. His books have been controversial theologically, but I liked Wild at Heart. I do like his emphasis on returning to Biblical masculinity, but I don’t like some of his views on church and church structure.
I got the chance to do some more reading during our trip to the beach. I’m about halfway through Breaking the Missional Code by Ed Stetzer and David Putman. I have really enjoyed reading through it so far. At first, it seems like such a simple concept, your church should function as a missionary to the culture you live in.
I love to read, so here are some books that have really got me thinking lately. I think it is incredibly important for Christians to continue learning and stretching their minds with Biblically relevant and challenging books. Click on the books to find them at Amazon. And don’t forget the Bible. Although it is great to read books about Christ,
I just started reading a new book by Thom Ranier and I’m already excited about it! (Thanks Jenni for the B-Day Book) Simple Church: Returning to God’s process for Making Disciples. Just a few months ago, I finished his excellent book Breakout Churches, which conceptually was based on the business research by Jim Collins in Good to Great. Dr. Ranier