Thinking Out Loud

September 6, 2017

Wednesday Link List

For the superhero fan at your house. Click the image to learn how to order.

Again, some great articles you may have missed in the past 168 hours.

This church serves as an image for a line of Greek foods sold in a British supermarket. Lately, the cross has been airbrushed out of the picture.

August 22, 2013

New Worship Songs

Filed under: music, worship — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:13 am

Sing unto the heavens with a brand new song
The one that we’ve been hearing’s been a hit too long
The lyrics sound confused as if they don’t belong
So sing unto the Lord and sing with feeling.

~Chuck Girard and the band LoveSong

10 Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, the islands and coastal regions and the inhabitants of them [sing a song such as has never been heard in the heathen world]!

Isaiah 42:10 (Amplified Bible)

Yesterday in the link list, I mentioned the Praise Charts Chart. (Charts, as in the chord charts musicians play from and charts, as in the ranking of demand or popularity.)

Many of July’s Top 40 are songs that are familiar to you, but we noticed a couple (meaning three) of songs from New Life Worship, Hillsong and B.J. Putnam respectively that were new to us. Many of the today’s songs are part of a growing trend toward longer recorded versions — the Jesus Culture songs fit this pattern — which local church worship leaders in non-Charismatic settings need to edit. The middle song here is nine minutes! (For those of you on dial-up, the 3rd video is static image.) Also, longer songs aren’t attractive to Christian radio programmers, so you’re less likely to hear them on WAY-FM or The Fish or K-LOVE. Enjoy!

August 4, 2013

It’s a Beautiful Love – Shine Bright Baby

Every once in awhile you need a song that brings a smile to your face and some movement to your feet. I discovered this song Friday night listening to NGEN Radio in Texas. The band is called Shine Bright Baby.

I’ve been staring at a sunset sky
All the wonder just fills my eyes
Everything inside of me is bursting out
“I believe!”
The same One who paints the clouds
Is the One who turned my life around
You’ve given me a melody
A song to sing

You’re not looking at where I’ve been
Not looking at what I’ve done
You’re taking me as I am
It’s a beautiful love, beautiful love…

May 21, 2011

Saturday Singalong: The City Harmonic

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