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Animation, Music and Theology

10 Sep

You rarely hear those three words in the same sentence. But a series of videos on YouTube is proving how powerful animation can be in the right context.

Here are a couple samples. I defy you to watch these videos and not be moved. It’s quite amazing how the theology in the song and the music blends perfectly with the images. Words and music by the wonderful people at Sovereign Grace Music.

The Prodigal

The Gospel Song

All I Have Is Christ

25 Apr

Last year at Next conference, Devon Kaufflin and Na band sang this song called “All I Have is Christ”. I first heard it yesterday, and I literally have not been able to stop listening. It is so inspiring, so biblical, so moving and so true.

I’m really tired of shallow Christian songs that we sing on Sunday mornings. Some songs seem like they could be sung on the radio by the Backstreet Boys. Most of the words in modern songs are true, but we’ve forgotten theology in our contemporary Christian music. Songs like this one brings biblical theology and music together so beautifully.

Here are the lyrics:

I once was lost in darkest night
Yet thought I knew the way.
The sin that promised joy and life
Had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own
A rebel to Your will.
And if You had not loved me first
I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race
Indifferent to the cost
You looked upon my helpless state
And led me to the cross.
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace.

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life

Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone
And live so all might see
The strength to follow Your commands
Could never come from me.
Oh Father, use my ransomed life
In any way You choose.
And let my song forever be
My only boast is You.

Let’s not forget theology in our music.

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