Discussion in 'Worship' started by A.Joseph, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Freshman

    always look for help in proper discernment- is Michael W Smith a good, faithful listen?

    I’m often duped by modern Christian artists... is he sincere Christian or is his art just profit driven ?
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  2. Taylor Sexton

    Taylor Sexton Puritan Board Junior

    Not to be picky (for its own sake, anyway), but I think this is something of a false dichotomy. I think there are a lot of sincere, Jesus-loving, Bible-cherishing, truly regenerate Christian songwriters who simply write rubbish when it comes to lyrics. So, I think asking both "Is he faithful?" and "Is he profit-driven?" are two different areas of concern. Besides, the latter question—namely, "is he profit driven?"—is a difficult question to answer, anyway, for it deals with motives and intentions of the heart, none of which we can see.
  3. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Freshman

    Understood... as far as modern worship goes ? I’m trying to get into worship music, any recommendations?
  4. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    Well, there was this guy called David...
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  5. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

  6. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Sophomore

    So...don't judge me people, as I'm going to recommend something other than the Psalms or the Trinity hymnal....

    I discovered Matt Boswell recently, I don't know much about him but really appreciate his stuff (see especially Come behold the Wondrous Mystery). Andrew Peterson I've found to be fantastic (check out his: Is He Worthy). Also don't know much about these folks but really appreciated a lot of the songs on the single album by Tommee Profitt and Brooke Griffith. Another band I've discovered and appreciate is CityAlight.
  7. moral necessity

    moral necessity Puritan Board Junior

    I greatly appreciate the work of Reformed University Fellowship in creating Indelible Grace.

    Good, solid Trinity hymns put to modern music and new melodies.

    All of their CD's are available here.

  8. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Personally I think U-2 hits the mark better than most "Christian musicians". :)
  9. Goodcheer68

    Goodcheer68 Puritan Board Freshman

    Sons of Korah put the Psalms to music that is somewhat ecclectic/alternative/soft rock. Really good stuff!
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  10. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

  11. A.Joseph

    A.Joseph Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
  12. MCM180

    MCM180 Puritan Board Freshman

    There's a band called My Soul Among Lions that does versified psalms in a folk-rock sort of style. I've found their stuff both enjoyable for driving-to-work singing and useful for having the congregation sing psalms.
  13. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    MWS, I think, was instrumental in moving CCM into the more praise and worship format it has been in for several years.

    Though I will say, his Secret Ambition was instrumental in my life in the months I was being introduced to Jesus.
  14. Charles Johnson

    Charles Johnson Puritan Board Freshman

    I really do not like CCM but Michael W Smith is a very genuine guy.
    If you want doctrinally sound music and you can stomach hip-hop/rap, Shai Linne is a good (and very reformed) choice.
  15. Andrew35

    Andrew35 Puritan Board Freshman

    I've really enjoyed the albums of Psallos. They've got an album on Romans, Hebrews, and will soon have one on Jude. Good stuff, but it's really designed to be listened to as complete albums rather than individual songs.
  16. De Jager

    De Jager Puritan Board Freshman

    I recommend the Psalms. They are pretty sound theologically and somehow the songs are timeless.
  17. BottleOfTears

    BottleOfTears Puritan Board Freshman

    City Alight
    New Scottish Hymns Band
  18. Hamalas

    Hamalas whippersnapper

    My top three recommendations would be:

    1) Andrew Peterson
    2) Andrew Peterson
    3) & Andrew Peterson

    (Seriously, you should check him out.)
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  19. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    I would also second this. Peterson is great. His words are absolutely saturated in Scripture. From what I have heard, his lyrics have nothing questionable.
  20. ScottishPresbyterian

    ScottishPresbyterian Puritan Board Freshman

    I know it's been said before but...

    The Psalms.

    You don't need to ask if they're sound, because the author is the Holy Ghost.
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