Top worship albums of 2014

Top worship albums of 2014

A lot of excellent new worship music came out this year, and here is my inexhaustive, subjective list, in no particular order of my favourite  (i.e. most listened to) worship albums. If you feel like buying them, please consider doing so via my Amazon store. Kings Kaleidoscope – Becoming Who We Are CityAlight – Yours Alone see my review Falls Church Anglican – We Will […]

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#Worship album review: ‘Yours Alone’ by City Alight

#Worship album review: ‘Yours Alone’ by City Alight

Yours Alone by City Alight July 2014 Hot on the heels of their Hills District neighbour’s new album (yep, that’s the ‘Hill’ in Hillsong) is the debut album from City Alight, St Paul’s Castle Hill. And it’s really, really good. Musically, it sits squarely in the current contemporary worship “sound”, with some nice ambient post-rock pop and a helping of upbeat nu-grass; there’s clear influence from […]

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Review: No Other Name, Hillsong Worship

Review: No Other Name, Hillsong Worship

No other name / Hillsong Worship (June 2014) I readily confess that I often judge albums by their cover, or at least, a good cover will often make me want to listen, and the cover of the new Hillsong album is pretty intriguing: Time Square lit up with the title of the new album (and it’s not photoshopped!) I was keen to hear the new album, and […]

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The art of celebration – new album from Rend Collective

The art of celebration – new album from Rend Collective

There’s been a bunch of great releases over the last few weeks, and I’ve already blogged about some of them, and there’s more to come.. If you’re into worship music and you don’t know about the Rend Collective then you’re missing out. Their Northern Irish new-grass sound is really catchy (they predate Mumford & Sons btw), and are shaking up the CCM Worship Industry(tm). I loved their […]

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New album from Loud Harp

One of my best ever(tm) finds on Noisetrade, as I’ve written about before, is Loud Harp. I liked it so much I jumped on board the Kickstarter campaign for their new album. The album came out this week, and it’s wonderful. ‘You heard me’ is already a favourite track on this album of Psalms. Check it out:   Go and buy a copy.  

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‘We will proclaim’ from Falls Church Anglican

One of the things which stops me quitting Facebook (as I have the frequent urge to do) is the Liturgy Fellowship group. I won’t wax lyrical about the group, but suffice it to say that I’ve come across a whole bunch of great resources from the other members, including, some great music, such as the new album from Jamie Brown’s church*, Falls Anglican Church. One […]

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Review: Who do you think you are?

Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ by Mark Driscoll eBook edition Published by Thomas Nelson. Mark Driscoll is the pastor the internet loves to hate. He’s infamous for his loud, often obnoxious style, and saying things which get him into trouble. What relief then, to discover that there’s none of this bombast here. The book is dedicated to his […]

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Review: The Grace Effect – Larry Taunton

The Grace Effect How the power of one life can reverse the corruption of unbelief By Larry Taunton Published by Thomas Nelson, Kindle Edition   It is interesting to note that God gave us a story instead of a systematic theology, and a person instead of an argument. Larry Taunton runs the Fixed Point Foundation, best known for running debates, though to be honest, I […]

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Review: Real Marriage – Mark & Grace Driscoll

Real Marriage  The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together By Mark & Grace Driscoll Kindle Edition, Published by Thomas Nelson   Mark Driscoll needs little introduction. One of the most well-known pastors in America, the bad boy of ‘New Calvinism’, he is certainly a polarising figure in contemporary evangelicalism, and so it was not without some interest and a little trepidation that I approached […]

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Review: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook – Jeff Kinley

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying the living dead within. by Jeff Kinley Thomas Nelson 2011, Kindle edition  I suppose it says a lot about this book that I requested it to review around Halloween (and when I was just getting into the TV series The Walking Dead) but have only just managed to finish reading it. The book alternates chapters between a zombie story and non-fiction […]

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Review: Don’t check your brains at the door by Josh McDowell

  Don’t check your brains at the door: know what you believe and why. by Josh McDowell & Bob Hoestelter Thomas Nielson 2011 – eBook edition Josh McDowell is one of the original atheist-turned-apologists, and is perhaps best known for his book ‘Evidence that demands a verdict’. This book, aimed at teens, is part apologetics, part spiritual guidance, and essentially seeks to answer a whole […]

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Why God won’t go away – by Alister McGrath

Why God won’t go away Is the New Atheism running on empty? by Alister McGrath Paperback, Thomas Nelson, 2011   Following the events of 9/11 a phenomena has arisen in western culture which has been called New Atheism, and it’s leading exponents, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens sometimes called the `four horsemen’ of New Atheism. In this new book, Alister McGrath, […]

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