contemporary-christian-music

Steady My Heart
Kari Jobe | www.lifealley.2hell.com
Steady My Heart

“Steady My Heart”

 

Wish it could be easy
Why is life so messy?
Why is pain a part of us?
There are days I feel like
Nothing ever goes right
Sometimes it just hurts so much

But You’re here

You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart
You steady my heart


I’m not gonna worry
I know that You’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand
Each and every moment
What’s good and what gets broken
Happens just the way You plan

You are here
You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
'Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart

You steady my heart


And I will run to You
And find refuge in Your arms
And I will sing to You
'Cause of everything You are

You steady my heart

You steady my heart

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
'Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart

You steady my heart

I’m not gonna worry
I know that you’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand

goodnight and GodBless! =))) <3

anonymous asked:

Is it bad that I'm not really into those "God Movies" (like Gods Not Dead)? I mean, I agree with the fundamentals of it I guess but i always felt that my beliefs were being marketed to me and it never really appealed to me much. I'm afraid to sound like some heretic for not liking it, and that goes for some Christian music too (i.e the pop rocky kind of stuff I always hear) sorrynits not really LGBT+ related, but I'd yet to hear another opinion of this.

Hey there! Honestly, I have never liked these movies either! The vast majority of them are poorly written and poorly executed with overly simplistic plots and characters. On an artistic level alone I find them to be hollow and made solely so that churches can take buses full of young people to the movies. And yes, many people around me were ardent fans of these films and took my disinterest and ultimately opposition to them as an indication of a ~ spiritual problem ~.

Apart from their quality, I also find them to be theologically flawed as well, often depicting a world in which those who are “saved” are immediately freed from their central problem or struggle, whatever that may be. They dishonestly depict the reality of the real world both theologically and in the characters: all atheists are bad, all Christians are good, and every institution outside of the church is out to destroy Christianity. These movies tend to paint Christians in the USA as a persecuted group when we are very much the privileged religion here, and thus these movies often also perpetuate harmful theologies that lead to prejudice, islamophobia, and oppression. 

The same goes for a lot of contemporary Christian music. From what I have heard, they seem shallow and insincere and contrived, built from a place of “God fixes everything if you just do your due diligence and pray.”

There are some outliers in both movies and music. Woodlawn is by far the best “Christian movie” I have ever seen, in part because it is based on historical events surrounding desegregation and does not shy away from the ugliness in people’s hearts.

A good “Christian” movie or musical group would allow space for doubt, for anger, for humanness rather than being “whitewashed tombs” of generalization, misinformation, and intolerance.

Here is a link that further breaks down why these movies are often just a no-go.

If you ever listen to christian contemporary music (and I do every time I see my family) it’s always this upbeat cheerful drivel talking about being lifted up and in His glory or whatever, but Christian music should be like… speed metal about caring for the least of your brethren lest ye burn in a lake of fire for all eternity.

lemme tell y’all I love listening to worship music…not just the christian contemporary music like you hear on the radio but like heart, gut, soul, everything just pouring out into praise for Jesus Christ. like I feel Him to the point of tears and I just want to praise Him all the time. like they can repeat bridges and choruses and verses of their songs as much as they like because it only makes me feel Him even more. like this music just gets to me and I JUST WANT TO CRY AND SAY YES LORD THANK YOU IN THE MIDST OF THE MESS AND THE ANXIETY. I NEED YOU AND I LOVE YOU. y’all though…

Suburban Georgia Gothic

(This is different from regular southern gothic bc that’s all rural stuff and wealthy suburbs have their own goth shit let me tell you)

  • The blizzard of the month at Dairy Queen hasn’t changed in at least seven months. Though, come to think of it, you’re not sure you’ve ever seen the sign outside say anything different. Even the temperature is always 80 degrees.
  • The text on that Vineyard Vines shirt wasn’t English, but you’re not entirely sure what it was. You have trouble calling the text to mind at all. Something about it was unsettling—it didn’t look like any language you’ve ever seen.
  • Last summer was the hottest on record, with 279 days over 90 degrees, according to the weather channel.
  • Everyone remembers the week of snow days last winter, but you can’t find a single picture of it on your phone or a single post about it on any social networks. When you ask a teacher, they look at you as if you’ve lost your mind.
  • Every McMansion in this neighborhood is identical. The same wraparound porch, the same trimmed hedges, the same driveway. The same address, the same car out front, the same family watching you from the bay window.
  • You don’t know what’s wafting from the window of the lifted truck parked outside your friend’s house, but it doesn’t smell like weed smoke. It doesn’t smell like smoke at all. And you’re pretty sure smoke doesn’t hover in the branches of trees like that.
  • You’re pretty sure you’ve never seen a peanut farm or a peach tree, but everyone you’ve ever met over the age of 65 grew up on a peanut farm or had a peach orchard out back. They all tell the same stories of growing up on that farm—every single one of them. Verbatim.
  • It’s Sunday but you see people going into Chick Fil A. Out of curiosity, you wait and see if anyone comes out with food. No one comes out at all.
  • The girl who sits next to you in class carries a chevron print Tervis tumbler. You’ve never seen it less than completely full, but you’re sure you’ve seen her drink out of it. The cucumber slices in it are starting to change shape, into forms you can’t describe.
  • You realize the lightning bugs are blinking in patterns. You try translating it into morse code, just for fun. They are spelling out “IT IS TOO LATE”, over and over again.
  • You’ve been staring at the monogram bumper sticker on the car in front of you for several minutes and can’t make it look like letters. However, you can’t help but notice that it kind of resembles a face. Not a human face, though. Not quite.
  • The logo on that John Deere tractor is a deer… but it doesn’t look right. Something about the antlers. There are too many points… or too few… come to think of it, you’re not totally sure.
  • The sweet tea you’re drinking isn’t sweet at all, but it doesn’t taste like unsweet. It tastes kind of like something you’ve tasted before, something salty with a coppery undertone. You add more sugar.
  • The waitress at your favorite restaurant calls you a different pet name every time you come in: “sweet pea”, “darlin’”, “honey”, “blood moon”, “pumpkin”.
  • The lights at Waffle House are off, but you can see movement inside. There are several figures, both in the booths and behind the counter. You keep driving. You’re not sure who they are but you’re pretty sure they don’t want to serve you cheese and eggs.
  • The local radio station that plays contemporary Christian music is just static today. Under the hissing and crackling of static, though, you can hear a voice praying, frantically, softly, and then stopping abruptly. You switch to classic rock.
Facts About Jooheon I found out Today

I just watched Jooheon featuring on Mad Clown & DinDin’s episode of Afreeca TV & I got to learn some facts about him tonight~ 

(A/N: This afreeca tv episode came out July 15th so a few days ago. I just watched it today didn’t know he did this ^^’’) 

1) His hometown is Daegu but his family came up to Seoul when he was little so he knows a little bit of satoori but not much 

2) He got into rapping when he did a Dynamic Duo CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) song that had a rap part and he did it for church. At that point he was already getting into rap through Epik High’s Fly and Cho YongPil’s “Friend” so that song catapulted his obsession with rap (around middle school) 

3) He doesn’t wear cologne instead he wears personally mixed fragrant baby powder. There’s a place where you can mix the scent desired with the baby powder and so that’s what he personally wears (and is fanatically obsessed with).  

4) He may be a tad innocent when it comes to the dirty humor/jokes. DinDin mentioned that the people writing comments wanted them to compare hand sizes and DinDin was like “This is kinda dirty” (referring to how a man’s hand size is often associated with the size of his manhood) and Jooheon was like “Why?” 

5) Jooheon has a younger brother and parents, no older sister. 

6) Jooheon’s ideal type is a girl who can wear a white shirt & denim pants really well. Age wise he’d prefer younger girls but he’s open to all age types (younger, same age, older). 

7) His blood type is O. 

8) Monsta X won’t receive personal cell phones until they get #1 (probably on all the main music programs). He communicates with Mad Clown via email :’D 

9) Jooheon has never considered doing eyelid surgery (he rly shouldn’t his eyes make him suit the fierce rapper look imo). 

10) This isn’t about Jooheon but Mad Clown is planning to release his next album in the fall (YAY FINALLY) 

These are a bunch of facts that I’ve picked up from the hour long episode (tbh i skipped to the part where Jooheon joined them sorry Mad Clown oppa ><”) 

Please contact me if you’re curious about any part of that Afreeca TV episode with Mad Clown, DinDin & Jooheon & you’re curious about what someone says. I’ll try to do my best to translate what it means :)! 

I like how a lot of “Christian” contemporary music

can NOT necessarily mean “Christian” unless you know the band has affiliated with said religion. A lot of the time their lyrics are “vague” in regards to whatever higher being they are talking about in their lyrics (often using the word “You”). 

On a positive note, ignore the fact that they’re a “Christian” band, you can modify the meaning of the lyrics and adapt it to whatever deity you, personally believe in.

lyshasims  asked:

When you get this, reply with 5 things that make you happy, then send it to the last 10 people you have notes from in your activity :)

Oohh thank you! Hmm…

1. Christian Contemporary Music (a lot of it is very upbeat and can be for anyone)

2. My recent story, ‘Faith’. That genuinely makes me happy, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do. Just had a rough time executing it.

3. Making others smile and happy

4. Franz and family

5. Coffee and food.

Before the Throne
Shane Barnard & Shane Everett
Before the Throne

Top 30 Songs Countdown #22

“Before the Throne” by Shane & Shane (Pages, 2007)

My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.

What I Love About This Song:

I am a Christian, a Christian in that I am a believer in Chris who has faith in God.  I’m not going to get in all that I believe because the exactly specifics of my own personal theology and beliefs don’t really matter so much for this post.  In all honesty, I’m not a fan of Christian music, especially the “Contemporary Christian” genre of music.  I think part of it is that I don’t like pop music, and a lot of CCM is pop, and I just feel like every song is just the same thing over and over and over again. Of course, this is one reason I like hymns and older religious music.  To me, there is something more pure and honest about songs like “Amazing Grace” or “How Great Thou Art,” embracing God as well as embracing the complexities of being human.  “Before The Throne” has this quality because it was originally written in 1863 by Irish American hymnwriter Charitie Lees Smith (later Bankroft) and given the title “The Advocate” by her.  It’s really a wonderful song, and Shane & Shane’s harmonies just bring it wonderful life. It’s one of my favorite songs, regardless of my faith.
The real results of this year's Grammys

Best Musical Theatre Album - Hamilton
Best Pop Instrumental Album - Hamilton
Best Dance/Electronica Album - Hamilton
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Hamilton
Best Alternative Music Album - Hamilton
Best R&B Performance - Hamilton
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Hamilton
Best Country Album - Hamilton
Best Gospel Song - Hamilton
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Hamilton
Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album - Hamilton
Best Children’s Album - Hamilton

The Recording Academy Announces GRAMMY Awards Process Changes

At its annual spring meeting, The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees approved a number of changes to the GRAMMY Awards process, including allowing samples or interpolations of previously written songs in all songwriting categories, including Song Of The Year. Additional changes include establishing a new category for Best American Roots Performance in the American Roots Music Field; changing the name of the Dance/Electronica Field and album category to Dance/Electronic Music Field and Best Dance/Electronic Album; restructuring the categories of the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field; renaming Best Pop Instrumental Album as Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, establishing a new Contemporary Instrumental Music Field, and moving Best Traditional Pop Album into the Pop Field; changing Best Classical Vocal Solo (album or tracks) to Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (albums only); renaming and remaking the Best Instrumental Arrangement and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals categories as Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella and Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals, respectively, such that vocal arrangers/arrangements are eligible to compete; and establishing a more official guideline for the Alternative Music Field.

The total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8, 2015, is 83.

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