MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

June 30th, 2015 Viewed 1338 times

How to Write a Worship Song in 5 Minutes or Less

July 3rd, 2014 Viewed 1021 times, 1 so far today

What’s scary is how true this is for much of what passes for Christian Music today!

Cello Wars

July 2nd, 2014 Viewed 1075 times, 1 so far today

Wonderful Merciful Savior

July 1st, 2014 Viewed 945 times

6 Year Old Prodigy

November 14th, 2012 Viewed 1570 times

The action starts way after the 2 minute mark, and it’s incredible that this 6 year old can play this well!

CCM: Pleasing to the Flesh?

May 5th, 2010 Viewed 2380 times, 1 so far today

Kids listening to music

Like many questions, this one is challenging because there is a desire to do a certain activity, and because there’s a desire that means that we’re motivated to find means to justify our actions.  We’re not coming to the item unbiased, but biased toward a position.

I believe that music is one such place where God’s people need to be a bit more careful to come at the subject without their bias if they are going to truly find God’s will on the issue.

If This Was Placed Up To Your Heart…

January 21st, 2009 Viewed 1464 times

What would you hear?

American Idol Erases Jesus

April 15th, 2008 Viewed 2231 times

Kids listening to music What happens when Christianity gets a catchy tune?  One that has a lot of appeal?  Why, if the world wants to use it, it has to cheapen it.

That’s what happened on one of the recent episodes of American Idol.  Truth be told, I don’t watch the show.  Sure, I’ve caught some of the early auditions, but I don’t believe that I can get behind the concept.

It’s not just that the entire thing is mostly rigged, that true talent gets overlooked in preference for the weird singers to get eyeballs, or even that I find the music to be contrary to Scripture.  I just don’t have the time in my life to dedicate to a reality show made up of people trying to be the greatest, when I’m called to be a servant.  Christ said that the greatest among us were to be those that served, and here we have a bunch of fame hungry men and women all pinning their hopes and dreams on something that will not last…  but I digress.

(Video of the song after the jump…)

Music: Its Effect on Teens

November 14th, 2006 Viewed 64848 times, 2 so far today

Star light

One of the arguments that I have made for a long time regarding music and its effect on people and its place in worship is that all music has an effect on the human body regardless of the words that are put to it. Now, I’m not discounting the power of the words put to song– they can work together for a great good. What I am saying is that people know what they are doing with different types of sounds, and we would be foolish to think that professionals don’t know what they are talking about.

And what modes of music are most used to drive home a message of sex and immorality– those that carry a strong beat. I could probably go so far as to say that a strong back beat is incredibly linked to sexually explicit lyrics to the point that if you could even make the argument that this sound is neutral it is directly associated with sexual lyrics through the predominance of “songs” out there that carry that particular message.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.