Sunday, July 09, 2006

cd release

had a lot of fun at workplay. thanks to everybody who was able to make it out and be there with us.

for photos click here.

3 comments:

terry said...

this isn't really related to your latest release, but it was cool this morning as i used the gadsby hymnal to do a devotion with my 13 yr. old son....

i had him read the words to #102(dearly we're bought), then we discussed them and then had him listen to song again...

i'm not really good at talking about stuff with people, but it's cool to use the songs as a basis for learning and discussion....

looked up the words redeemed and esteemed in dictionary...i couldn't really explain what those words meant at first...

Like Fifty said...

Dear RMM,
This is about your philosophy: I almost totally agree with you. I haven't read it all, however. I'm a Youth Pastor and am scrambling (surprise, surprise), so I apologise if I've missed an element that my comment is addressing. My favorite name for God is The Ancient Of Days. I love our connection with the saints of the past and emphasise it with our youth group (of just under 100 Jr and Sr High students who attend Wednesday night, Sunday morning or both and love to sing)...BUT...is God doing anything NOW in terms of poetry/the writing of lyrics? Or is this part of our "cessationist bent" (conviction for some). Your philosophy seems to not include contemporary expressions of the Christian experience in lyric form. Have we thrown out the "baby".

Humbly and Sincerely,

Bob, Youth Pastor at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church...and I'm 48 years old...ancient!

P.S. We'll see you at YOWAW in February!

Brian T. Murphy said...

terry - that is a beautiful story. thanks for always being so encouraging.

bob - we use some new words. our friend mo leverett wrote a song that we used on our first cd, and we sing it at church. we try not to be hymn snobs, but it's hard because it's just so much easier to find beautiful text when it is older. if you have new text you are excited about we would be happy to look at it. look forward to meeting you in february as well!