Who is this Jamin guy anyway?
I am the husband of one and the father of nine. I was created to sing, to worship, to encourage, and to be steady. I am the Owner & Executive Director of Trinity Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary Arts Center in Eastern Tennessee, and the President of Trinity Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on funding arts education and performance. I've been involved with four music projects in my life -- Hot Pink Turtle, Spin Radio, Stand Like Stone, and of course, Jamin Rathbun.

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I was talking with a new friend of mine about how we need to include more sad songs in our worship experience. In fact, as a songwriter I've noticed that my most passionate and heartfelt lyrics often stem from hardship, as do the majority of the landmark revelations in my Christian walk. There's no doubt that God uses pain to help remove some of our old selves and bring us to maturity. The first chapter of James, by the way, has some great things to say about that.

By the way, there's a great passage in Lamentations where Job lists all of the bad things that the Lord has allowed to happen. That list includes affliction, wrath, darkness, broken bones, bitterness, hardship, loneliness, chains, loss, confusion, and a whole lot more. Some of the visual metaphor he uses to describe his suffering is striking. Check it out when you have time.

Anyway... After this elaborate description of his suffering, he arrives at this beautiful statement:

Lamentations 3:21-23
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope... Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.

Great is His faithfullness.

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Inside Out Worship
I picked up Matt Redmans' second (I think) book on worship a few months ago and am finally getting around to reading it.

The "book" is actually a collection of articles, essays, commentary, and guidance from the several popular worship leaders, pastors, and authors who have contributed to the heartofworship.com web site. Contributors include: Matt Redman (of course), Louie Giglio, Paul Baloche, Tim Hughes, David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, Charlie Hall, Beth Redman, George Barna, and about 15 others.

Anyway... There's plenty of good stuff here and the brief blog-style format makes it easy inspiration for a brief topical worship study or conversation for a small group. In fact, I'm thinking about using this as a base for some of our Worship Workshop connections. If you're interested, you can pick it up at Amazon.com, as well as his other book, Unquenchable Worshipper

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