12/26 -add Who am I?
12/25 – add Joy in the Journey; change page title to ‘Media’
12/23 – add Above All
How Majestic is Thy Name!
I miss Keith Green. This song has always been one of my favorites and I recently rediscovered it. His Songs For the Shepherd album was very personally devotional. Melody Green said you could feel the Lord’s presence in the studio. Keith’s piano and vocals were always recorded live together, which is unheard of. But Keith couldn’t separate the two.
When God Ran
The video here gets better… but Benny Hester’s version of his song is matchless. (Note: video is now improved, but the song version is no longer the Hester original – 11/09). Henri Nouwen wrote that a son of the Middle East asking for his inheritance while the father was still alive was tantamount to him wishing the father dead. Yet in the Prodigal Son story, Jesus has the father complying with the request – and then, astonishingly, running to the prodigal when he returns broken.
Ascribing this kind of outrageous love to God – who can fathom it? Hester’s screaming at the end of the song signifies its intensity. God’s love is the most powerful force in Creation and can get us through this present darkness.
I think that this little tale of unconditional love is the most evocative ever told.
The prodigal son
A majestic dramatization of the story, unfortunately not well lit.
The Passion of the Christ:
Woman caught in adultery (Jn 8 )
Here’s Paul Baloche explaining how the song Above All came to be. A wonderful story, an amazing song, and a Spirit-filled man who is a true credit to the Body of Christ.
Joy in the journey
Michael Card was in school for forestry, when he instead decided to devote his musical talents to the Lord.
Who am I?
The acoustic version of this song is amazing. I’d like to include about a dozen from this band, but this song is special to me for the line, “You catch me when I’m falling”, which I’ve lived time and again.
It’s interesting to compare and contrast the writing of this song with that of Above All, above. Both writers were surprised by the refrains to their songs, and had expected exactly the opposite of what came. But while in Above All the theology of the refrain contrasts with that of the verses, in Who Am I the refrain amplifies the theology of the verse. Both songs are used to great effect.
For a real treat, check out Mark’s amazing testimony, in which he tels of overcoming multiple learning disabilities, an inferiority complex and fear attacks from satan to step out for God. God uses the weak things of the world – as long as we are willing.
I enjoyed the first Left Behind movie. Here is what was for me, the highlight.