Originally posted heretheresurgence.com

Personal testimonies, as part of Christian worship, are a good thing to do. And I think we need more of them. I wonder, though, if sometimes our testimonies might unintentionally empower Satan rather than combat him.

By a “testimony,” of course, I mean a believer’s sharing of the story of how he or she came to faith in Christ. Almost all evangelical churches have something along these lines. If not a verbal testimony from behind the pulpit, these stories still tend to show up. Sometimes they’re in a video shown during the offering or in an illustration in the pastor’s preaching. Sometimes they’re in our evangelical magazines or websites. And, of course, we perhaps most often find our testimonies in what we sing together (from “Amazing Grace” right on down).



Consecration and Worship

by Jason Moore on August 18, 2010

My God, I feel it is heaven to please Thee, and to be what Thou wouldst have me be. O that I were holy as Thou art holy, pure as Christ is pure, perfect as Thy Spirit is perfect! These, I feel, are the best commands in Thy Book, and shall I break them? must I break them? am I under such a necessity as long as I live here?

Woe, woe is me that I am a sinner, that I grieve this blessed God, who is infinite in goodness and grace! O if He would punish me for my sins, it would not would my heart so deep to offend Him; But though I sin continually, He continually repeats His kindness to me.


Demon Hunter - The World is a ThornVisit their Amazon store here:

One of my most favorite musical indulgences…is Demon Hunter. Say what you will, but their music is a fresh escape from the K-Love “Jesus is my boyfriend” acoustics that fill our Christian airwaves. LeCrae said it best “My Jesus, My Jesus, My Jesus may make a great tune, but we trying to lead these dip sets in the weight room.” Well said 😉

Well…their new album is out! It’s rare that a heavy metal band delivers on the promise of a record that’s “heavier than ever yet more melodic,” but Demon Hunter has done exactly that with The World is a Thorn, their fifth studio album.

Listen their new track The World Is a Thorn

“This album is the antithesis of the modern way of life.”

The World is a Thorn follows the breathtaking and sometimes heartbreaking documentary 45 Days and a catalog of landmark albums that have made the band one of the most important in the genre. It was produced by longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle (Acceptance, Anberlin, The Almost) and mixed by Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Trivium, Chimaira). It’s a pairing emblematic of how skillfully Demon Hunter has always blended metallic might with melody.