Saturday, February 03, 2007

How Great is Our God Tour

Last night after class I got to go with some friends from our old church in Dallas to see Chris Tomlin and Matt Redmon in concert. It was really not a concert, but a wonderful time of worship. Those of you who know me, know I was in heaven, and seldom miss an opportunity to hear Chris Tomlin. Obviously hearing Matt's wonderful accent made me feel warm and comfortable...and it is always amazing to realize how many songs we sing and ascribe to others are actually his songs.

Clearly, these two artists have had the most significant impact on congregational worship in our time. They are masterful, inspired poets who accurately reflect and shape the theology of our day. It helps that their music is singable and has a hook. Okay, so they are both way cute too! Before I have comments about who I left out as masterful artists, let me mention Mark Hall (Casting Crowns) and Derek Webb as incredible lyricists too. You know I have a long list of favorites but CT and MR have an influence like no other, in my humble opinion...:-)

Getting to enjoy this with good friends & Scott (couldn't resist), okay including Scott was a blessing too.


don said...

How about Dennis Jernigan? Got to count him as one of the most influential in the last 20 years.

I'm in Nashville today, where I got to spend the day in a seminar attended by Frank Stepp. It was good to see an old Amarillo friend.

Will be through there Mar 10 or 11, headed to Angel Fire to ski. Hope to get to come to church if the schedule is right, and if so will look you up to say "hey".

Arlene Kasselman said...

Don, we will be in Seattle for Spring Break - I hate that we will miss the opportunity. If you need a place to overnight, our house is open so let me know and we can arrange that.(Obviously, it would be nicer if we were in town to host you).
Okay, so Jernigan gets a shout out - I am a huge fan myself.

Scott said...

"Way cute," huh? Would have probably helped if you hadn't rushed the stage and thrown yourself at them. Especially embarrassing since we were in the balcony at the time.

Arlene Kasselman said...

HA! Scott that was funny. I am cracking up right now.