I enjoyed reading (or rather, listening to Lecrae read) this book. It is a deeply personal account of the rapper's journey to faith and his journey through faith. It is an autobiography of sorts, mostly focusing on how Lecrae came to faith and why he does "ministry" the way he does. The book finally (hopefully) … Continue reading Book Review: Unashamed by Lecrae
It happens all the time. You hear a given phrase over and over and you get used to it and you never notice anything odd or weird about it. And then one day it hits you. You may have even used the phrase in conversation, until this day when someone says it and you were a bit … Continue reading Don’t Be An Upcoming Gospel Artiste
Does God have a favorite type of music? Many people are convinced God is into hymns. Others argue that God loves rock music, but leans more towards soft rock, you know, the Casting Crowns type of music. God is definitely into Hillsong. Surely, He must love the Gospel RnBs. We know He can't love Hip … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Kanjii Mbugua’s Rauka [Album]
Music, like food, can be enjoyable. But that's not its primary purpose. The "entertainment" aspect is a secondary and incidental outcome, not to be pursued as an end in itself. This does not mean that the entertaining effect of music is unnecessary, just as the taste of food is not unnecessary. The problem lies in … Continue reading Music As Christian Entertainment?
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11 Samuel said to the Christian Singer, “I am the one the Lord sent to anoint you to write and lead songs of worship in His Church; so listen now to the message from the Lord. This is what the … Continue reading A Man After God’s Own Art
It's been awhile since I posted the last Blog Break. I guess the tension after the general elections here in Kenya have re-organized all our schedules as we wait for the final poll results to be announced. Here are four links to articles that I found worth sharing and re-reading: TEACHABILITY. This post was written … Continue reading Blog Break (6 Mar 13)
I'll be singing at my church's Easter Musical next month! For those who know me, that first sentence sounded like hyperbole. But it isn't. It's true, guys. I actually just finished practicing my narrative lines (I'll be singing and narrating) for the day. "Cornell? Singing in a musical? Get out!" I know. It sounds unbelievable. … Continue reading Every Church Needs a Choir
I will say it up-front, Jimmy Gait's new song, "Appointment" is both simple and beautiful, I guess that makes it simply beautiful? As usual, I will go straight to the lyrics, for that's my niche in these reviews. I have not been able to locate any online links containing the lyrics. But I wrote them … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Appointment by Jimmy Gait ft Cece
"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." Romans 1:16 In the last lyrical review, I promised to present a biblical case for claiming that Nonini's "Colour kwa Face" and Daddy Owen's "Mbona" were … Continue reading What Constitutes Christian Lyrics?