My Monday Mix
This will be my third Monday Mix post. I basically do a round-up of the current events of my life, and some other random things that I've been either reading or listening to.
In this post I'll primarily focus on some music I'd suggest you check out, and some future plans I have for this year.
Burning Lights Review
One of the Church's greatest songwriters has done it again. Here's my review of Chris Tomlin's latest record entitled Burning Lights.
The album is a mix of both new and older songs. When I say older, I only mean just a few years old. Some of these songs have already been on previously recorded albums from the Passion conferences.
How I Do Reviews
To better understand the way I review music, you might want to read about my geeky music review method that I came up with when assessing music. That will make this review a little easier to understand.
I'm really looking forward to diving in to Fernando Ortega's new release. I'm sure it will be a rich collection of music in many ways.
His music is some of the most peaceful music I've ever encountered. He was revamping old hymns long before it was the trend, and has been a very strong example of creating and writing what I call "Selah Songs". His song Grace and Peace would be an example of a "Selah Song". It's more contemplative and great for the times when you need to be in "receive mode" as you meditate on God's word.
There is a desire among many worship leaders today to be more theologically discerning, and to put before people songs that are rich with artfully crafted lyrics, presenting sound doctrine centered around the gospel.
In my eagerness to do the same, I've found personally that