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Here’s a thought that I repeat here with prayer-filled sigh and grateful amen.

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If you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of exile, knowing that you were ransomed from futile ways inherited from your forefathers’

(1.Pet.1:18 ESV)

 

 

Coming from near on twelve years experience in the Australian Christian retailing industry I am always interested in new things that the Church is co-creating.

Some albums that captured our attention recently are:

1. Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith’s ‘Home’

An album from a Husband and Wife team which commands attention. ‘Christ the Rock, Relentless Pursuit, Your Voice & Unstoppable Love’ has been on high rotation in our house for a few weeks now.

2. ‘Let the future begin’: (Passion 2013)

We are big on David Crowder’s ability to fuse theology and music in a powerfully unique way. Consequently we are always keen to hear his contribution to the Passion enterprise. The one song from this event that really grabs you is ‘My Beloved’ – which can be heard here. Unfortunately iTunes only has this available when you purchase the album online – I presume that this is because the deluxe CD/DVD edition, not the standard CD, is the only other way to purchase the song. Despite the absence of an audio version of ‘My Beloved’ a few high points of the standard album are Kari Jobe ‘Revelation Song’ – Chris Tomlin ‘Whom shall I fear’ & David Crowder ‘Here’s my heart’. Having said this, there is more to the album that makes a wise addition to any cruisey compilation for that Friday evening, sunny Saturday or silent Sunday afternoon.

3. Granted the Newsboys album ‘Born Again’ is a 2010 release, I’ll confess I had overlooked it in favour of ‘God’s Not Dead (2011)’ – this was primarily because I found G.N.D (the song) to be more of an inspirational guide at the time. It had helped me unpack a theme in one of my undergraduate research papers on Pneumatology (Holy Spirit). I recently picked this CD up for under $10. Born Again highlights the artistic flexibility of these musical geniuses. Press play…hit repeat…and turn it up until the kids say turn it down.