Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 8pm Eastern The Gray Havens will be doing a U-Stream Concert. Click this link to access it. There’s also a Facebook Event Page. You can check out their KickStarter project here. Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Ross King’s new album, “This Hope Will Guide Me,” and so far this is my favorite song: Great chorus: Praise the one who climbed the hill And stormed the very gates of hell Went to war with death itself To win my soul
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been enjoying this musical adaptation of Proverbs 1 from Ordinary Time:
Did you see David Radford on American Idol? His audition is here. So now he’s 24, married, and he and his wife have formed a duo called The Gray Havens, and they’ve come out with a Josh-Ritter-esque literary set of songs with a great sound called Where Eyes Don’t Go. I can’t stop listening to […]
Today at our house we are officially inducting Andrew Peterson into the Hamilton Hall of Fame for his sheer awesomeness. If you’re a regular here at For His Renown, you know that we have taken great delight in Andrew’s music (song) and writings (word), and now he has topped it off with a gift of […]
When I was a PhD student here at SBTS from 2000–2003, we were members at Clifton Baptist Church. It was a joy to sit under Tom Schreiner’s preaching and be led in worship by Chip Stam. One of my favorite things was to interact with Brad Mann and hear him sing. There were times when […]
Eric Schumacher and David L. Ward of Reformed Praise have released an official video for their song, There Is No Sin That I Have Done.
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 […]
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 […]
Just give these underlined words a smack.
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 […]
Modern Irish hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty (“In Christ Alone,” and many more) now have a blog. May the Lord continue to bless them.
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 […]
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 […]
We are blessed at Kenwood Baptist Church to be led in worship by Josh Philpot, Associate Pastor extraordinaire. You’ll love his work on the piano. He writes: Here are twelve hymns I recorded on piano for my wife as a birthday gift in April (she really liked it!). I thought some of you may enjoy […]
HT: Robbie Sagers
I first heard this song when I went to a Weekender at CHBC, and we’ve been enjoying it recently in family devos. May the Lord grant in his mercy that someday we’ll sing in a choir that sounds this good: