Sunday, May 11, 2003

The Return of Worship

The last few years have shown a real re-birth of modern worship. In the US, this started with the Vineyard movement, but has spread to touch people all across the Body of Christ. After spending the eighties and the start of the nineties singng really bad songs, the last seven or eight years have given us a large number of terrific worship songs and talented musicians. Jeff Deyo, the Worship Circus, Soul-Junk, Chris Lizotte, and of course SonicFlood and Delirious? have helped make this decade (century? millenia?) the age of worship.

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Another Musical Act

This entry will feature the work of a singer-songwriter I have followed for well over a decade. Johnny J. Blair put out one album, "Door In The Water" through a label back in the eighties, but has been producing his music independently since then. His entire family participates, which brings a unique sense of intimacy to the work. He plays a wide range of instruments, and sings about the kind of things we can all relate to. Check him out.

Saturday, May 03, 2003

The Dove Awards

A few weeks ago, I caught the annual Dove Awards, live on the TV. I am not abig fan of the whoel "Christian ________ Industry" thing . . . like Christian Music Industry, Chrisitan Publishing Industry, Christian Film Industry, etc . . . but that being considered, the show and the awards were not too shabby. They actually let one of the bands featured on this site play live on the telecast, the Rock and Roll Worship Cicrus. Good work for including them, guys -- you picked up a few points in my book.