Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Introducing Carlos Whittaker

This is an exert from Carlos Whittaker's blog (www.ragamuffinsoul.com)

Save Us From These Comforts – Danny’s Story


Save us from these comforts.
Break us of our need for the familiar
Spare us any joy that’s not of You
And we will worship You

This is one of my favorite choruses on my new album. It brings out strong reactions in people. I’m finding 2 reactions the most popular.
1. What? Really? C’mon. You don’t really want to sing that.
2. Oh my God. This is the chorus that my church has needed to sing for years. I can’t sing it enough. BREAK US LORD!!!

Through my conversations with the reactionaries I am finding some things to be consistent. Those who are comfortable in their faith really aren’t hip with too much disturbance and disruption in their mojo. If things are good. If things are stable, why ask God to save us from these comforts? And those who are desiring something…”more”…from whatever it is they are searching for, are singing this chorus until their voices give out. This chorus is taken from a book of Puritan prayers. Those guys wanted something extra. Something I don't quite understand. Or didn’t. Until I met Danny.

Danny is a homeless guy in Atlanta who happened to walk up on me while I was shooting the EPK for my new record. I was singing the song…God Of Second Chances.
Danny walks up…kneels down…starts crying…puts his hands up in the air…and…

If you listen carefully at the end you hear me saying this to Danny.
“Keep trying to make it man.”
He looked me square in the eye…cocked his head sideways with a confused look on his face…and said, “Trying to make it? No man. I ain’t trying to make it…I’m making it. Jah puts His soldiers everywhere. Jah says, Yea though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death… So He places some of us, in that valley.”

Save us from these comforts.
Break us of our need for the familiar
Spare us any joy that’s not of You
And we will worship You


April 27, 2010 - New Releases

New Release 4-27-10 Pg1

Monday, April 26, 2010

41st Dove Awards 2010

On Wednesday April 21, 2010 the Dove Awards was held in Nashville. On Sunday April 25, 2010 the Dove Awards were broadcasted on TV. Here are the Happy Winners!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Detroit Red Wings Use "Welcome to the Masquerade"

What could be better than playoff hockey and Thousand Foot Krutch. Well maybe if they are together. Check out this awesome game introduction from April 18, 2010.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nate Glasper and iLive2Praize Ministries Visits

On Saturday, we had a great time getting to know Nate and iLive2Praize. Nate is simply a man living out his call to ministry. This is evident by his songs that he writes and the words that he says. On Saturday, the audience was involved with singing along and with questions that they had for him. One of the questions that the audience had for him was where he got his ministry's name from. His ministry's name and the ministry itself was inspired by Judith Mcallister's song Lifestyle of Worship.

"May the life that I live reflect Your glory
May the words that I speak honor Your name
May the thoughts that I think be pleasing unto You
May my life be a praise unto You Lord"

Nate desires to be in the presence of God everyday. His active ministry reflects this. The ministry exists to impact the world by offering true ministry to reflect God's glory. Ministry in both song and action. Coming up Nate will be heading to Haiti to help in restoring an orphanage that Grace for the Nations Church, which Nate is a part, has been sponsoring for 8 years now. This praise music is one "that will touch the heart of God". If you want to know more about Nate and iLive2Praise Ministries check out their website at ilive2praize.com

April 20, 2010 - New Releases

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Friday, April 2, 2010

National Day of Prayer

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers outside of the US Capitol before ministering at the 2018 National Day of Prayer.   # BrooklynTabernacle  ...