I've listened through John David Webster's Made to Shine twice now. Webster released the album in 2005 and s currently turning up with Jeremy Camp (youtube clip).
I want to like this album. I really want to like it. However, I find myself in every song thinking about how it sounds like it want s to be another song. Literally every song reminds me of another song or artist. Am i mad?
You too can be Simponized.
The band Over the Rhine’s recent release “The Trumpet Child” was recommended to me as a "Christian Music". Having listened to the album, read their bios and carefully considering why I take music recommendations from people that are clearly unaware of what "Christian Music" implies, I'm thinking my audio pusher may be off base.
Let's focus on positives:The title track is interesting and it does evoke the image of Christ's return (albeit using a trumpet with Gabriel’s power and Satchmo’s grace.)
I absolutely love the track "Let's Spend the Day in Bed". Being a married guy, it's gone a long way to help my wife understand why it's really alright to sometimes retreat and seemingly do nothing.
Glad it was sent my way. There's a long history to this critically acclaimed band. Take a look if you have the time or inclination.
We rolled in from the '07 College Tour about 30 minutes ago. I got to say I love the idea even more now that I've completed the trip. There were so many great rewards for the trip. Each student was able to see where everyone would live, experience some of the traditional things to do and help make the campus more familiar for the students. We encountered pastors, parents, students and faculty that loved the idea of the trip.
The students needed to be reminded that they are loved and they will not be abandoned or forgotten. I keep coming back to John 15. "I'm the true vine. God's the vine keeper. ”It’s my prayer that the past few days helped to strengthen the roots of our students off to college for the first time.