Monthly Archives: October 2013
Antioch Live Worship CD, “Our God Comes”
Debuts at #2 on iTunes
Waco, TX– Antioch Live, the worship band for Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, has signed with the new record label Clear Day Worship. As the music arm of Clear Day Media Group based in Waco, Texas, Clear Day Worship and Antioch Live debuted the new album OUR GOD COMES at the World Mandate Conference September 20 and the CD hit #2 on iTunes.
“World Mandate 2013 was the perfect venue for launching this new CD. Everyday people were united by a passion for Jesus with a desire to worship God and change the world. That is what we are about,” states Clear Day Media Group president, David Seibert. “OUR GOD COMES is a passionate and thrilling worship release captured at Antioch Community Church in Waco, TX. We look forward to seeing how God uses this worship music to bless the Church.” continues Seibert.
Antioch is home to a worldwide church planting and worship movement, ministering to the needs of thousands internationally. Antioch Community Church currently has 30 church plants in the United States and another 40 in other parts of the world with more than 30,000 people involved with the movement. Antioch Live’s “Forever Sound” CD released last year was #3 on iTunes.
The worship music and lyrics on OUR GOD COMES expresses the heart cry, prayers and joy of the worship team, songwriters and musicians from Antioch, led by James Mark Gulley. From the opening strains of audience approval, joyous praise and worship floods the listeners’ ears and ageless unchanging truths find a new sound for today! The savvy musical arrangements and gifted song writing flow from “Come” to “Our God Comes”, and the glorious experience is documented from the choruses of “Wonderful Counselor”, “How Much More” and “Savior Forever”.
Clear Day Media Group creates products to help people see God clearly and impact the world through Christ-centered content.
The 72-minute, live recording was produced by James Mark Gulley and assistant Owen Wible, recorded by Randy Adams and mastered at Marcussen Mastering in Hollywood, CA by Stephen Marcussen. Featuring songwriters James Mark Gulley, Stephen Gulley, Brandon Seibert, Thomas Wilson and Johanna Six, OUR GOD COMES also features worship leaders James Mark Gulley, Stephen Gulley, Johanna Six and Clare Berlinsky.
The full track listing for OUR GOD COMES is as follows:
- God And King
- Wonderful Counselor
- God Who Saves
- How Much More
- I Will Raise
- Light Me Up
- Awaken Us
- One Hundred Three
- Savior Forever
- Our God Comes
As many of you know (or may not know), I love worship music. So when B&B Media Group asked me to review this cd, I was excited. Especially since I never heard of this band before.
I enjoy discovering new music and this worship cd is a pleasant surprise.
If I was to describe their sound, I would say they are a mix between Hillsong United, and Bethel Live.
My favorite songs are:
God Who Saves
I Will Raise
If you love to listen to worship music, I highly recommend Our God Comes. I continue to listen to it over and over again.
In conclusioI would like to thank Rick Roberson of The B&B Media Group for sending me this complimentary cd to review.
Do you know them? Have you come across them too? They’re all over the internet.
Everyone has a blog, or a platform lately. Have you noticed everyone has something to say?
Christians bloggers especially, with their puffed up piety and superiority. They swear they know-it-all.
I can’t help but detect a hint of arrogance and condescension in their writing. Reminds me of those judgmental Christians you find at Church. You know the ones I’m talking about? The ones who act like they got it all together, who do no wrong and tell you their false opinions of you?
It’s amazing what tone a blog can take, when the bloggers themselves write as if they know-it-all.
I hope to God I don’t ever come across that way here. I do not claim to know-it-all and never will. I am forever learning.
I have had bloggers who are in the “niche” unfollow me on Twitter or Facebook, because of my stance on topics such as homosexuality, gay marriage, pornography, etc. They seem to believe their opinions are worth more than mine and they’re only reserved the special right to speak their minds and write what they believe. Even if I don’t personally agree with it.
Truthfully, I come across and read a lot of things I don’t personally agree with. However, you won’t be find me unfriending or unfollowing them because they believe differently than me.
Yes, there seems to be a certain “acceptable” group, I shall call them, the cyberspace clique. Reminds me of high school. So glad I’m passed all that. Perhaps this is why I don’t care for the term, Tribes, it doesn’t hold a good connotation for me.
One thing I do notice among these peers is they are young. I have nothing against the youth. But to whom I refer, they seem to come across as know-it-all’s. Which quite frankly, they have not fully lived life yet to be giving such assertions.
Mind you, these are “Christians” we are talking about here.
Where is the humility? How are they truly representing Christ in their writing or actions? They act superior, all knowing ones, who will correct others in a heartbeat. They will point blank disagree with you, unfriend you and then write about it on their blogs, hoping you won’t notice.
They are good writers, they are mastering their craft well. Yes, they are accepted and revered in their cyberspace community. They pat each others back, speak sweet nothings to each other and then shun those who don’t believe as they do.
They spout their arrogant and pious pontifications while hiding behind the cloak of religion and doctrinal precipices.
I can understand why Ghandi said, “I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I couldn’t agree with him more. I would add to this, “I like your Christ; I do not like your Christian bloggers.”
Dear readers: This is my platform, where I have the right and freedom to write uncensored, share my thoughts and speak the truth. My prayer recently has been that we go beyond the superficiality of religion, piety and cliques, to representing Christ in action, with love and humility. Even if we don’t agree with each others stance, theology or position. We should be mature enough to treat others how we would want to be treated, even if we don’t agree. We need to remember that we are not know-it-all’s or better than anyone else or superior to one another. Only Christ reserves that right, stature and position, not us. Thank you for reading and God bless you.
There is a feud in cyberspace between Sinéad O’Connor and Miley Cyrus. Miley revealed that her Wrecking Ball video (which I have not seen, nor care to), was inspired by Sinead’s iconic video of Nothing Compares 2 U.
This comment prompted a response from Sinéad by way of an open letter to Miley, which I found to be beautiful and caring of her to write in the first place.
I agree wholeheartedly with what Sinéad wrote, minus the curse words, and voiced similar thoughts in a recent post.
Unfortunately, Miley’s response to Sinéad’s letter was by posting derogatory tweets to demean and discredit her. Miley went further as to include Amanda Byrnes’ in this exchange, which honestly, I thought was a low blow.
Sinéad and I are the same age. We grew up in the same era. I love her voice. I identify with her, in the past and now. She has been severely misunderstood. I’ve always admire her courage. She is blunt, forthright and honest, which I can relate to.
I believe the media did awful things to her. When Sinéad wrote to Miley it was out of compassion and life experience. Miley’s response was distasteful. She lacked respect, and even poked fun at her struggle with mental illness.
Miley displayed a lack of sensitivity and maturity, not only by attacking Sinéad, but the entire community of victims who have been abused, suffering from depression and any other form of mental illness.
No one has walked a mile in Sinéad O’Connor’s shoes to know what it’s been like for her. They have tried to make her out as some crazy person, when she’s not. She has the guts to tell it like it is and some powerful people didn’t like it.
These same people manipulated the media to speak out against her and make her look like she was crazy. They knew by discrediting her, this would guarantee that no one would take her seriously or listen to what she had to say anymore.
Sinéad struggled with bi-polar. So what. This doesn’t make her crazy. She or anyone struggling with mental illness shouldn’t be dismissed as not credible. I know many people struggling with this disease who are exceptionally bright and articulate people. One thing has nothing to do with the other.
Furthermore, I believe the music industry provokes mental illness. The lifestyle, lack of sleep, incessant commitments, performances, interviews, drugs, alcohol, so on and so forth can break even the strongest of wills. The kind of pressure these performers are put under is enough to make anyone sick.
This is why Sinéad wrote to Miley. She was trying to convey the truth. She wrote from her heart because she remembers what happened to her in the industry. She wrote from the perspective of her own personal experience. She doesn’t want Miley to wind up they she did. Sinéad displayed care, concern and compassion while Miley responded with a slap in the face.
Unfortunately, Miley hurt Sinéad by what she said and posted on Twitter, and now, Sinéad wrote two other letters in response to what Miley callously said and did. What she meant for good, turned ugly and it’s sad.
I can only hope that Miley Cyrus apologizes to Sinéad O’Connor, as she deserves an apology. I pray she apologizes for attacking Sinéad O’Connor and anyone who struggle with mental illness too. Miley had better hope and pray she doesn’t find herself in a similar situation one day.
Mental illness is no joking matter.
I attended a conference over a year ago and was surrounded by all sorts of people pursuing their dreams and passions.
I was stirred and wondered what mine was. I had many throughout my life, but I wanted to pursue the one thing that made my heart beat the hardest.
I concluded it was my love for Jesus. I am passionate about the things of God and prayer.
I post stories on Facebook of things happening here and across the world. I have such a burden for children. Children who are victimized, abused and in unspeakable situations.
My husband told me on Sunday morning, how is my posting or discussing these horrible stories changing anything? He asked me what my point was?
I went into a passionate discourse of my reasons and finally blurted out, because I want people to pray. I want to see a change.
He said, if you want people to pray, then say it, if not, no one is going to understand your purpose for posting these stories and will come up with their own conclusion which may not have anything to do with your true intention.
He’s right. If I don’t give a reason, then no one will understand and they will just dismiss it as my being obsessed with bad news or something.
I am posting these stories, because I am personally burdened and want others to join me in praying for change.
Yes, not everyone is going to feel inclined to or may have enough on their plate to be praying for the tragedies of people they don’t know.
However, there may be others like me who are burdened and called to pray and intercede.
I am posting these stories for them.
I want to see God move in power and change hearts. We do not have the power to change people’s hearts.
If we pray, we can move the heart of God to open the eyes of those who are lost and blind.
Ultimately, God is the only one who can change us and others, and the way He does this is through prayer.
Prayer is powerful.
Do you believe in prayer? Do you feel burdened to pray?