Lots of great new stuff flowing down the pipeline this spring. Here are some of our favorites.
Kristin and Bobby Gilles from Sojourn Music have just released a new album of songs called “The Whole Big Story” specifically written to provide a meta-narrative of the Gospel message. Here is what they have to say about the new album.
Taken together, these songs tell God’s story from creation to the Second Coming. We believe they cover themes and Bible stories that aren’t conveyed in many songs for the Church (read the scriptures that inspired each of these songs here), yet each song centers on the cross.
- These songs teach that Christ’s sacrifice wasn’t simply akin to throwing himself in front of a bullet for us (as brave and noble as that would be), but rather that He is the Lord of all Creation who willingly died on His own tree, having known and determined to do so before creation’s dawn.
- These songs teach a crucial, blessed difference between Old Testament worship and our reality — that we don’t have to wait once a year for an appointed priest to pray and offer sacrifice for our sins, but that we can boldly go before God’s throne all the time. Christ’s sacrifice has “torn the veil.”
- These songs show that Jesus defeated Satan by the cross, that the Holy Spirit is sweeping through the earth, that Christ is adding to His Church, and that He will come again, bringing His people back to set up a kingdom wherein “love will cover all the earth, in the kingdom without end.
Big Stories for Little Ones:
Rain for Roots
Lyrics by Sally Lloyd Jones
Music by Sandra McCracken, Flo Paris, Katy Bowser, and Ellie Holcomb.
Two other new worship CD’s that I have enjoyed this month.
I enjoyed that Jamie Smith referred to these guys as indie worship music for the Asthmatic Kitty crowd. Working on getting chord charts for their album. stay tuned.
Chord charts (check left side of page)
Daniel Zott – HYMNS
A recommendation from my brother in law from the detroit hinterlands. Some classic hymns texts with a groovy electro/indie mix. Daniel also plays in the band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.