Hopeful Indications in Derek Webb’s “Everything Will Change”

I’m hearing good things from people I trust about the direction of Derek Webb’s new album. Scott Corbin pointed me to one of the new songs on YouTube, “Everything Will Change.” It’s encouraging that this song locates the resolution to the world’s ills not in some social-engineering project of a political party but in the […]

Derek Webb’s Failed Confession

Collin Garbarino posted a new video from Derek Webb, in which Derek “confesses”: “I was wrong, I’m sorry, and I love you.” My problem with this song is that Derek doesn’t specify what it is he thinks he was wrong about. There are some things I think he has been wrong about, but those may […]

Some Culture (Free) for Date Night

From the Academy of Sacred Music at SBTS: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Orchestra, under the baton of Scott Bersaglia presents “Majesty” on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Chapel, 2825 Lexington Road, Louisville. Admission is free. “Majesty” features three works: Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3 in C minor (Organ) for full orchestra […]

Ten Thousand, by John Mark McMillan

Josh Philpot introduced me to this song by John Mark McMillan, “Ten Thousand,” from his album, The Medicine. Matt Damico sang this at the close of the sermon linked in the previous post. He knocked it out of the park. This is what Josh wrote to Matt when he introduced him to the song: “It’s […]

“Merciful to Me” from Reformed Praise

I’ve noted before that I think Eric Schumacher is one of the best poets at work on the craft in this generation. He writes to help the people of God praise the name of God, celebrating God’s saving mercy in Christ by the power of the Spirit. Eric writes of the new album from Reformed […]

Andrew Peterson: In the Night My Hope Lives On

In his song, “In the Night My Hope Lives On,” Andrew Peterson has turned Romans 15:4 into poetry and put it to music that will stir the soul. It left me wiping my eyes from the pain of the beauty of hope. Romans 15:4, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our […]

Dever’s Preface to It Is Well

If you haven’t already done so, you really should check out the Preface to Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence’s book, It Is Well. Here’s a snippet that puts worship into words and describes how the cross is central, even if there isn’t a physical cross on the wall: “This is never truer than when we […]