16 October 2007

I Can't Wait!

Life is full of both of these - excitements and disappointments. Right now the biggest excitement on my plate is an afternoon with four teenagers and my Kully-boy (who thought he was a teenager at birth) at the Galleria Mall and then top the evening off with a top-notch Casting Crowns concert! I am sure somewhere along the way there will be good food. I find much "Christian music" to be cheesy, repetitive and bland - almost as if attempting to work people into an emotional worship experience. In contrast I find Casting Crowns so full of messages, eloquently worded that echo thoughts I have had about the church, Christian life, etc. Take this segment from the first song on the new CD "The Altar and the Door":
People aren't confused by the gospel,
They're confused by us.
Jesus is the only way to God,
But we are not the only way to Jesus.
This world doesn't need
My tie, my hoodie,
My denomination, or my translation of the Bible,
They just need Jesus.
We can be passionate about what we believe,
But we can't strap ourselves to the gospel.
Because we're slowing it down
Jesus is going to save the world,
But maybe the best thing we can do
Is just get out of the way.
I love it. I can't wait. It's going to be great!

4 comments:

  1. That is so cool!!! I LOVE Casting Crowns. Their music is great, but the words...OH MY!

    'Sometimes I feel like I'm one mistake away from you leaving me this way'

    What Christian hasn't felt like this at one time or another!

    They are definitely inspired.

    Have fun!

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  2. I'm soooooooooooooooo jealous right now!!!! I asked dh if I could have $40 for a ticket to one of their concerts. He said no problem. Then he asked where it was and when. I told him it was near my folks house in November. So I also need a £300 plane ticket home please! ;o) Needless to say, I'm NOT going to the concert, but I might be getting some of their CDs for Christmas! Have a great time!

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  3. Jealousy...not pretty on my part. :)

    Have a rockin' time!

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  4. Have fun and tell us all about it (I know you will :) )

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