Songs for Groaning Souls

Last year was difficult in some respects in our home as around 100 days were impacted by sickness, 20 of which involved hospital stays, not to mention doctors appointments, tests, filling prescriptions, and administering medication. Some days were truly exhausting as we tried to care for the responsibilities God has given us in the midst of a harder season of life. read more

Songs of Lament for Times of Sorrow

The point has been made before that space isn’t often given during congregational worship to recognize the reality of the sufferings of God’s people. Though not everyone feels like rejoicing, we sing songs that are joyful, but is there any reason we shouldn’t sing songs of lament, even though everyone may not feel sad?  Based on the simple fact that the majority of ancient Israel’s songbook, known to us as the Psalms, are lament psalms, this would seem entirely appropriate. read more

Lyrical Theology – Shai Linne

A number of weeks ago you heard a song by shai linne and Melissa T during our offering (it was the missions Sunday when YFC was the focus).  He just released a new album covering some of the following: Jesus as fully man and fully God (also known as the Hypostatic Union), Regeneration, Election, Cosmic Powers, Fal$e Teacher$ etc.

The content is extremely edifying (if you can handle the Rap/Hip-Hop flavour). You can find it in the itunes store if you’re interested!


The following excerpt from With All My Mind especially stands out:


And forever we will cling to the crucified

A Risen King who fulfilled the plan you devised

Theology helps us separate truth from lies

But you are not an object to be scrutinized

You are not a philosophy

You are not a theory

You’re not an apologetic debate topic merely

You’re a person who deserves to be adored

Our goal in life should simply be to see you more

To have our souls satisfied, and be so amazed

To stand in awe when you teach us to know your ways

To bring glory to your holy name forevermore

We were made for so much more than what we settle for

We’re too easily satisfied with lesser things

They’re distractions that keep us from our blessed King

Theology is not a goal but its major purpose

Is to think about you rightly when we praise and worship