My songs are in a competition for best song with missional focus and missing themes in modern worship songs, please vote…
My song let justice reign is in the #crossingsongs competition please check it out + vote http://www.crossingsongs.org.uk/songs/let-justice-reign …
on the cross is in the #crossingsongs competition plz check it out+vote http://www.crossingsongs.org.uk/songs/on-the-cross …
and one more entry http://www.crossingsongs.org.uk/songs/eagles-when-we-wait … please vote, thanks
My song Let Justice Reign is in the Crossing Songs Competition and I need your help and your vote to get it moving up and for a chance to win the competition.
The song is about justice for the poor, it is a missional song with a challenging message. The song I hope inspires and challenges people to move into actions of liberating the poor and standing for justice.
My song On the cross is in the crossing songs competition and I need your help to get it moving up the list for a chance to win the competition.
Check it out here http://www.crossingsongs.org.uk/songs/on-the-cross
The song is about spiritual conflict in the spiritual sense of actual realities and in the socio-political sense too. A song of freedom and hope, a declaration of victory.
My song eagles is in the crossing songs competition and I need your help to get it moving up the list for a chance to win the competition.
Check it out here http://www.crossingsongs.org.uk/songs/eagles-when-we-wait
The song is about our doubts and struggles, its a song of hope and new life. An honest and real song about life and faith colliding and how God can breathe hope into our lives.
Creative or not?
So before I begin I must provide a backdrop for this article being written. I have been involved in a few things recently that stink of un-creative and un-imaginative art forms. One was the use of famous pop songs such as “She loves you” by the Beatles which had been reworked to have the lyrics “He loves you” by what has to be the worst creative ministry I have witnessed “Righteous Pop Music” (RPM). Other songs included Phil Collins “another day in paradise” which was changed to “another day with Him in paradise”. The experience was truly heart wrenching for me. I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry. I also spoke with a friend who on a missions training course had a week of “creative ministries” which involved puppets, balloon making and magic tricks that “tell the gospel”. My heart sank when hearing that these where considered “creative ministries”. It’s not really the sort of thing that comes to mind when I think about creativity.
So in each of these experiences numerous things are evident about creativity. In the first instance it is assumed that pop music is not righteous and must therefore be changed. Furthermore this example lacks creativity by just re-using the original song. It also implies that music must have some kind of Christian message if it is to be deemed Christian or acceptable. In the second instance none of the “creative ministries” strike me as being creative. Perhaps they once were but this example lacks the creativity if developing new methods and new art forms.