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John Mark McMillan – How He Loves: A Song Story.

A month or so ago I ran across a song by John Mark McMillan, listened to it, and loved what I heard. Anyway, one of the songs off his last record is called “How He Loves.” John actually breaks down while singing the song at the end of the recording. It’s very beautiful; give it a listen.

[audio:http://kenotic.net/audio/HowHeLoves.mp3]

A few days ago, John posted a video explaining what the song is all about. It’s worth watching.

How He Loves : A Song Story from john mark mcmillan on Vimeo.

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Behold the Lamb of God: Live at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church

Last December I had the opportunity to watch Andrew Peterson and a bunch of his friends perform his album Behold the Lamb of God live from start to finish in Richmond.  Andrew has been touring this album every December for the past 4-5 years all across the country, and I hope he continues to for many years to come.

Watching this group of people play together is such a treat; the lineup is heavy on talent, including the likes of Andrew Osenga, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive, Pierce Pettis, and multiinstrumentalist Gabe Scott.  All in one room.  All creating something beautiful together.

Suffice to say, this was one of the highlights of my December.

Anyway, a while back I ran across a video someone had compiled for the Behold the Lamb of God performance at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, KY.  It’s really well put together and gives a good preview of what it is like to attend one of these concerts.  Take a look at the video below (be sure to click “HQ” to view it in high quality!) and prepare to block out an evening or two this coming December to go watch them play.

httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A62FE2925410EF7F&ap=%2526fmt%3D18

If you don’t already own it, you can purchase Behold the Lamb of God in the store over at The Rabbit Room.  It’s one of my favorite albums, and I could listen to it all year long.

(Yeah, I know it’s August, but I was unable to find an embeddable version of this video before now.  It’s still worth watching.  🙂 )

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Culture Faith Life Musings

John Piper, “Why and How I Am Tweeting.”

John Piper recently began twittering under his own name, and he wrote an accompanying post on the desiringGod blog laying out his reasoning for entering the “twittersphere,” which I found insightful and a good read.  My favorite part is quoted below:

Now what about Twitter? I find Twitter to be a kind of taunt: “Okay, truth-lover, see what you can do with 140 characters! You say your mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things! Well, this is one of those ‘all things.’ Can you magnify Christ with this thimble-full of letters?”

To which I respond:

The sovereign Lord of the earth and sky
Puts camels through a needle’s eye.
And if his wisdom see it mete,
He will put worlds inside a tweet.

140 characters. Awesome.

@JohnPiper

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Faith Life Reading

Sacred Space.

 

http://sacredspace.ie/

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Nightline feature on Mark Driscoll

Nightline did an interesting feature on Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle which I found very interesting. I’ve heard about Mark on the periphery from my friend Rae and a few others, and I’ve seen a few videos of him on YouTube, but I’m thinking I might need to pay more attention.

Check out the video and let me know your thoughts on Mark and the ministry of Mars Hill Church in the comments below.  I think it’s pretty cool, personally.

[2020 Edit: This did not age well, heh.]