“In the end it won’t matter if you have a few scars, but it will matter if you didn’t live.”- Rich Mullins [Read more...]
Carman’s Terminal Cancer Diagnosis Revives Creative Spirit & Drives Most Successful Christian Artist Kickstarter Campaign Ever
Multiple Platinum-Selling Recording Artist Carman Set To Begin Work On
First Album/Music Video In 10 Years As Kickstarter Campaign Nears $200,000 Goal
With 16 RIAA Certified Platinum and Gold albums and videos, over 10 million albums sold and attendance records for the largest solo Christian concerts in history, Carman plans to record an album and video of all new music for the first time in over 10-years. Remarkably, it was a death sentence by doctors that paradoxically revived this entertainer’s creative spirit through his fans.
Proclaim Church Presentation Software is hosting a giveaway (on their site) for a songwriting and studio demo recording session with Paul Baloche. Baloche is the writer of some of modern worship’s most beloved praise and worship songs. Here is Proclaim’s list of his top 10: [Read more...]
Suffering, Cancer, The Complexities of Life Lead The World’s Best-Known Female Worship Artist, Darlene Zschech, To Declare The Truth of God – Revealing Jesus
By Melissa Riddle Chalos
Her songs are sung weekly by a world choir with “Shout To The Lord” alone being sung by an estimated 30 million each week. And those songs and recordings have helped produce 16 Gold and Platinum albums. Her books have been translated into 19 languages. Her passion for mentoring worship leaders has fueled and inspired a new generation serving and leading around the world. Her heart for orphans and widows helped launch HOPE: Rwanda and Hope: Global now serving thousands of the world’s poorest children.
Add to that the fact that Darlene Zschech is a wife, mother, new grandmother and a partner in ministry with her husband Mark, and one might wonder what more a woman of such substance can do that she hasn’t already done? [Read more...]
Lots of great music out today (3.19.13): Please contact email@example.com to feature singles, EPs, full-lengths, and videos.
Darlene Zschech: Reveleaing Jesus
World-renowned worship leader and best-selling author Darlene Zschech releases today amidst acclaim her long-awaited Revealing Jesus live worship CD/DVD and 365-day devotional hardcover gift book from RGM-NEW BREED Music / Integrity Music and Bethany House Publishers, respectively. Produced by five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Israel Houghton, orchestrated by Dr. Henry Panion III (Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Chaka Khan) and featuring special guest appearances and song co-writes with Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe and Houghton, the Revealing Jesus CD/DVD was recorded live Sept. 28 and 29, 2012 at the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL.
Celebrating the release of Revealing Jesus, Get Real Live will host an exclusive “social fusion” tweet, chat and interview event beginning at 8:30 pm ET tonight and featuring Zschech along with special guests, Houghton, Smith and Jobe. The event will include new music from Revealing Jesus, as well as Zschech sharing a devotion from her Revealing Jesus book. Listeners/viewers are encouraged to join in, sending their questions via Twitter using the hashtag #RevealingJesus and addressing them to @DarleneZschech.
Integrity Music celebrates Gateway Church’s canon of modern hymns and worship anthems with a new 14-track collection, Gateway Worship: The First Ten Years, releasing March 19. Led by Worship Pastor Thomas Miller along with Gateway Worship members Walker Beach, Sion Alford, David Moore, Zach Neese, Jason Tam and Dove Award-winning artist Kari Jobe, Gateway Church and its dynamic worship ministry have grown to be one of the most influential in the world.
In just a little over a decade since it’s beginnings, the Gateway Worship team has sold over 200,000 albums and 500,000 individual tracks, as well as contributed dozens of songs that rank among the top most used songs in churches as evidenced by numerous top CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) chart listings. Featured on Gateway Worship: The First Ten Years will be the hugely popular “Revelation Song,” as well as “The More I Seek You,” “You, You Are God” and “Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King” (see the full track listing below). As the songs have traveled the world, the majority of Gateway’s most popular songs have now been translated into five languages.
“Gateway Worship: The First Ten Years is a compilation and reflection of what God has done at Gateway and a reminder that he’s got incredible things in store for our future as we keep giving Him everything in worship,” says Miller, Gateway Church Associate Senior Pastor and leader of the worship ministry. “We try to write songs that will speak to everyone and their walk in life, at the same time staying true to what God wants our congregation to sing; those things He wants our church to embrace from His word.”
“Gateway Worship is committed to taking the songs birthed locally and sharing them around the world,” says Craig Dunnagan, Integrity’s Vice President of Music Publishing and Ministry Alliances. “And Gateway’s powerful music flows from a talented team with more than 40 contributors who are committed to expressing how God is moving through and speaking to the church.”
Representing the church’s rich tapestry of experience, talent and perspective, Gateway Worship: The First Ten Years is available as a CD, a deluxe CD/DVD that features 13 live worship videos and an iTunes “LP” that includes all the music and videos, plus chord charts, making it a valuable tool for worship leaders.
New single out from Carlos Whittaker today. Show him some TWC love!
Summary: The Daily Christology apps are a simple resource designed to help Believers learn and to be reminded of Biblical concepts that will strengthen our faith and deepen our knowledge of WHO the Bible says Christ really is.
Who Will Benefit: Worshipers, Worship Leaders & Worship Writers will especially benefit as these apps can be one tool to help strengthen faith and provide insight into the deeper “nature” of Christ that can be missed in casual, Western Christianity.
One thing I know that worshipers and worship leaders of every flavor, style, denomination, and background need to be pursuing is depth in their relationship with Jesus. One thing I routinely pray in my own life is that…
…the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17
Knowing Jesus. Knowing Him more. Knowing His ways more. Knowing His words more. Knowing. More.
The cool thing about “knowing Jesus more” is that it isn’t all about an intellectual knowledge. We know that it is the SPIRIT of God that reveals aspects of His nature and character to us. But one thing I’m continually learning is that God blesses a disciplined heart, a committed desire to get to know Him.
This resource is practical. It is something to spur your heart and mind towards Christ. Towards knowing Him more.
Christology is the study of who Jesus, the Christ, is. It is the study of Christ; who He was, is, and will be. Many people claim Christianity but know little of Christ. The Daily Christology Series seeks to increase the knowledge of Christ through daily messages that are Christ centered. In the words of Misty Edwards:
He’s not a baby in a manger anymore
He’s not a broken man on a cross
He didn’t stay in the grave
And He’s not staying in heaven forever
In our Western Churchianity, we tend to sterilize Jesus. We tend to water Him down. To westernize and culture-ize Him. Jesus is so much more than just Sweet Baby Jesus, or a weeping statue…
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17
The first app in this series (with several more to be released this year) is REASONS FOR FAITH.
Reasons for Faith in Jesus: is made by Christians for Christians.
This app is for:
- New Christians
- Mature Christians
- Christians struggling in their faith
- and anyone on the fence of decision.
This app is meant to strengthen faith, the belief in the unseen. In a world where Christianity and the deity of Christ are frequently attacked and undermined daily encouragement is needed.
Each day a new Reason For Faith will be presented.
The scriptures, sayings, facts, and quotes are meant to be used for meditation and pondering in the midst of a busy schedule.
Worship Leaders: this is a wonderful resource (especially the next app in the series to be released later in March) because there’s nothing more dangerous to the Body than a worship leader (or any leader for that matter) that doesn’t KNOW Jesus. If we’re all honest, there are probably many deep and profound aspects of the nature of Christ that we haven’t discovered yet, and that’s ok, unless we decide to just stagnate in our relationship with Him.
This app is just a simple and easily accessible way to be reminded of (and to learn) more about the Son, Jesus Christ. We highly recommend it at TWC and hope you will support our desire to provide a simple, yet beneficial resource to Believers who truly want to deepen their “intellectual” understanding of Christ, while inviting His Spirit to make the “ology” come alive and real within the core of who they are as well.
Cost: 99 cents.
Please LIKE the Daily Christology Facebook page and follow for updates.
Jonathan Hutto & Russ Hutto (Editor of TWC) are the developers of The Daily Christology series of apps and would love to see Believers strengthened in their relationships with Jesus and in their “knowing” Jesus more.
Glenn Packiam has released The Mystery of Faith from Integrity Music today.
With The Mystery of Faith EP, Packiam shares six new songs woven together with the Nicene Creed and a spoken-word prayer to express the shared foundational beliefs of Christianity while “telling the story of our faith.” The songs were penned by Packiam with guest co-writers Desperation Band’s Jon Egan (Magnified/I Am Free), Dove Award winning “Songwriter of the Year” Jennie Lee Riddle (Revelation Song/One True God), Dove Award winning producer/songwriter Ian Eskelin (Crazy Love/Beautiful, Beautiful) and best-selling author Ian Cron (Chasing Francis).
Ask Glenn questions about his new project & ebook…
We’ll be sending 10 or so questions to Glenn for him to answer. He was so gracious last time and answered our questions via video. If you could sit down with Glenn and listen to his heart and allow him to coach you in songwriting and leading worship, what ONE question would you ask? Please limit yourself to just ONE (1) question! Ask your question in the COMMENTS BELOW. We’ll follow up this post with another post with his responses!
Elevation Worship is releasing a new album “Nothing Is Wasted” today, February 19, 2013. It is a double album and includes 12 brand new congregational worship songs recorded live, as well as studio versions of the same songs with a completely new expression, instrumentation, and arrangement. This project also Includes a new recorded version of “Give Me Faith” as a bonus track. [Read more...]
Today, Daniel Bashta, who penned God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion) released a highly anticipated follow up to The Sounds of Daniel Bashta.
The Invisible picks up where The Sounds of Daniel Bashta left off. With a gutsy, raw and gritty sound, this project delves deep into conviction, courage, and compassion. From the first song, I Want It All (Just Give Me Jesus), to the last album on the track, Behold The Lamb, we can’t help but turn our attention towards God and His Kingdom. We highly recommend The Invisible for worshipers of every age and for churches and worship ministries of all sizes. You’ll definitely be adding these songs to your Sunday Setlists! [Read more...]
The Invisible releases February 6, 2013.
Perhaps best known for penning the modern worship anthem God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion) recorded by David Crowder Band, newsboys and others,Daniel Bashta, a missionary kid who grew up immersed in ministry all around the globe, speaking life and hope into a dark world has been his life-long passion. Educated at the Worship Institute of London and heavily influenced by the ministry of Soul Survivor, Daniel’s path of ministry reads like an intertwining stream. Currently serving as worship pastor at RiverStone Church, just outside of Atlanta, GA, he launched GoMotion (www.gomotionworldwide.com) in 2009, a non-profit ministry that marries music, media and missions for global impact. And in 2013, he will launch The Roar, a missions training school aimed at the “rapid deployment of mission pioneers.” [Read more...]