Stuff Dads Will Like: Southern Baptists, Gospel Music, & A Live Kingsmen Experience
—– A new documentary covering the history and influences of Gospel Music, and how it still influences us today, came out a couple of weeks ago. Any genuine music lover would be intrigued. Here’s a clip. And yep, that’s Andrae Crouch.
—– Last week, the Southern Baptist Convention met in Phoenix. You can find a very detailed summary here. I’m deeply encouraged by some of the pledges and resolutions that transpired from the meetings, namely…a more dedicated emphasis on Missions, Church Planting, affirming the concept of a Biblical Hell as spotlighted by Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” book, and requesting LifeWay not sell the brand new 2011 NIV translation due to “inaccurate gender language”. About the conference as a whole, one pastor stated “I do believe it could be prove to be the most spiritually significant convention over the last 50 years”. I say, amen.
—– A friend recently sent me this video. An old clip from the Kingsmen classic, “Beautiful Home” was apparently doctored in the studio. My home church quartet is equally comparable.
—– Last but not least, Happy Father’s Day. I have a friend who came to the states from Sudan a couple of years ago who was one of “The Lost Boys” you may have seen documented. He once gave me some sound Sudanese wisdom…”Any man can make a baby. Not every man can be a father”. If you have a father, send him your love today. Do the same with your heavenly Father if you are indeed adopted by Him. For my own father, a regular dude, yet a hero…I send him a song… a wonderfully appropriate tune from the Foo Fighters.
There goes my hero. Watch him as he goes. There goes my hero, he’s ordinary. Yep. Fathers, rock on.