Saturday, January 26, 2008

Back to the beginning...

Sermons in song began when I was complaining to my wife about the sorry state of Christian music. It seemed as if the Theology of Christian music was lacking, and if there was substance to the song, the music seemed to be used as a mere vehicle, rather than spending some effort to try and match the tone of the music to the content of the song. Well, my wife said, "You are the one who says, 'Don't curse the darkness unless you are willing to light a candle.'"

That was enough to get me to pick up my guitar and try to write a song. "Sorrow to Hope" was the result, and you can hear it if you go to our Facebook page. I happened to be preaching through the book of Jeremiah at the time, so it is a summary of the book of Jeremiah. I sang the song to our church, and they liked it.

One thing led to another and I began taking occasional sermons and turning them into songs. Eventually the album "Sorrow to Hope" was recorded. The best part of it is that people remembered the songs long after they would normally forget the sermon! I have just continued writing the songs for our church, and now the door seems to be opening to take the idea to others who may be encouraged and blessed with the Word of God preached in the form of music.

We are excited about the possibilities!

1 comment:

Thomas Pryde said...

I am excited and I also wanted to check out the comments rss...