Soundtrack for CONFLICT Series

9 11 2009

Some songs I’m listening to and inspired by as I write for the upcoming series on relational conflict.

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BETA Version: I’ve been playing around with this tonight. It’s cool. I always wanted to put music on the blog, but I need to figure out how to upload this so it doesn’t shut off when I switch screens. I’ll keep working.

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10 11 2009
Tom Matichuk

“Between You and Me”, DC Talk.

I heard on a video last night that most people determine how to live their lives by going to the movies; the two biggest influences on our lives are the movies and music.

THAT’S SCARY!!!!!

If that’s true, people need to be REALLY careful about their entertainment choices. Seems like our culture has no clue…

Romans 12:1-3:
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Ephesians 5: 15-17
15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Jonah 4:11 (this has been impressed on me lately about our nation)
11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left…

10 11 2009
Tim Kade

That’s a good song…and great verses. Why do you think people are influenced that way? (I know it was things where that way I was growing up). Is it the loss of the family and community instilling values? Or an intentional movement of others to influence people? Or have people just shifted away from God?

I think the goal of art (music, movie, theater, literature, etc. ) is really twofold (1. to entertain and 2. to be thought provoking). I think great art helps us think deeper, feel deeper, understand our own humanity better, and helps us become deeper and better people. (Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap is the best song I’ve ever heard about the effects of divorce from the eyes of a kid). But I believe way too many people see art as a vehicle to escape and hitch their values to it, because honestly they don’t have anything really to connect their lives to. They need to meet the God who accepts them, forgives them and can help them live a life that they deeply desire (built on Christ and his word). He’s the only one who can change a heart and a life.

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