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Monday, November 24, 2014

Music Mondays

Christian music gets a bad rap sometimes...

...And sometimes it doesn't get enough scrutiny.

The power of music is incomprehensible.

Every so often on Mondays we will be posting some of our favorite worship songs and giving a short explanation on what they offer the Christian community. I'm a huge proponent of the belief that the best theology is not complete until it can be sung. (Maybe I will touch on this in a future post.) Music is the common equalizer among people of all tribes and nations. It has been the one thing throughout history that humanity has attempted to perfect and use to tell stories, hold ceremonies, worship, and mourn. Music can bring two people together. Music can unite nations. Music can heal wounds. Music can lighten or darken a room. Music can change a landscape. Music can change a persons mood. Music can begin or end a journey. Music brings a greater visual than some of the greatest pictures ever could. Music is a miracle. Music is language that permeates cultural, political, and communication barriers, destroying them in a way diplomacy and translation will never do.

In many ways, music is theology.

I'm reading through a book entitled "Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader" by Matt Boswell and it is what stirred this thought up. (I recommend the book to anyone interested in leading worship for a church!)

So we will be entering this realm and talking about the theology and truth that is found behind some popular, or not-so-popular (but should be!) songs.

I hope you find the journey through music engaging and helpful!

To start this out I thought I would just post what Mike Donehey already did for Tenth Avenue North's newest...

(This is a few weeks old, so disregard his talk about being online to talk about it, but by all means, still use the hashtag on twitter if you want to reach him or any of the other members of TenthAveNorth.)



Nathan Bryant

is a pastor living in Phoenix, AZ. As a student at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri he majored in Biblical Leadership, New Testament Studies, and Missiology. Nathan has a combined passion for unity and discipleship in the global church.

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