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to Digital Worship News, Edition 32. This issue includes four encouraging resources for you.
blessings, Kim Gentes
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If you are interested in engaging in discussions and exchange in a community that is focused on worship music and ministry, we highly recommend two that may be of interest. Both are free.
Worship Music & Ministry - a group in the "LinkedIn" network. This online forum is great for talking with others via a web interface on the topic of worship and music. Check it out here.
Worship Music List- a google groups discussion group. Talk in a group forum via email or online via a web interface. Check it out here.
Music Review: "Furious" by Jeremy Riddle
Some projects come loaded with great music. Some with great songwriting. Some with timely message that is beyond both music and lyrics- a sense in which now is the time for us to all to sing a song together.
Today releases the 3rd album from Jeremy Riddle, worship leader and songwriter. One listen to this album and you are immediately struck by Jeremy's desire to be set on fire by God, his unconcern for following a formula and his ernest contrition in songwriting. On the fuel of Jeremy's great vocals, songwriting and passion, producers Bobby Hartry and Ed Cash deliver the best album yet from Jeremy Riddle.
Click here for the full review, and to hear demo clips!
Book Review: "Luther:Letters of Spiritual Counsel"
Luther: Letters of Spiritual Counsel is a collection of Martin Luther’s pastoral letters sent to a variety of people, reflecting on as wide a variety of topics as life has to offer. What one notes most poignantly about the letters is their constant pastoral voice, intense compassion for grief-stricken people, and his wisdom and wit in any situation.
The book is arranged in categorized chapters based on the main theme of the letter. A reader from the present day will be immediately affronted by the dim nature of the topics, which range from comfort, consolation, counsel and instruction for the sick, dying, bereaved, anxious, despondent, doubting, needy, troubled and more. This is not light reading. The weight of the pastoral office of the 16th century European church is pressed into the pages of these letters. This provides us not only with wise counsel for our current churches, but a harrowing picture of the people and time in which Martin Luther’s reforms were birthed.
This month we are featuring the song "You're My Refuge" in three different ways (all FREE). We hope you listen to this song and that it brings some encouragement to you, that our God is our refuge and the rock of strength in our times of need. Click here to get the free MP3, Chord Chart and demonstration videos!