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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Mars Hill Church Music

Last week during my week off I downloaded a whole bunch of congregational songs from Mars Hill Church Seatle (where Mark Driscoll is senior pastor). I've currently got 41 tracks, and there might be about 100 in total. They are available from here and most of them are original Mars Hill songs or reworked hymns recorded live during their church services (the aduio quality is pretty impressive). The ones I've enjoyed the most are by one of their bands called Brothers of the Empty Tomb (B.E.T in their catalogue)

What's the best song introduced in your church during the past year?
What's your all time favourite church song?
What Bible themes or passages ought songs be written about?

Breaking news: eternal weight of glory (my blog) is this month's blog of the month on thefountainside blog ... yessss!

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  • Anonymous jonb says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:41:00 am  

    congrats on your blog award..i do miss it when you dont blog, im about to head over and see if i can download those songs from mars hill. spewin theres no b ball tonight! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:41:00 am  

    let's kick this thing off:

    1) All the earth will sing your praise - Paul Baloche

    2) In Christ Alone - Stuart Townend

    3) Persevering through suffering top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:42:00 am  

    have we got a bye??
    bummer! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:42:00 am  

    you beat me like by 6 seconds with that first post! top

  • Anonymous jonb says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:23:00 am  

    ill give it a go.
    1) How Magestic- Mark Altrogge (sovereign grace)

    2) Old rugged cross- George Bennard

    3) Hmm cant think of any specifics but just keep the lyrics bible based and christ focused. top

  • Anonymous Libby says so:
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:11:00 am  

    Hey David, I'm SamR's sister who lives in Perth. My favourite recently introduced song is "In His Image" by Nicky Chiswell. Our church band does a great rocky version. top

  • Anonymous Libby says so:
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:13:00 am  

    Having to choose music for our church services and trying to link them to the sermon application, I have found a lacking of songs on evangelism and living as a Christian in this world top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:29:00 am  

    hey libby.

    did you come on summerfest at Central Coasdt Evangelical church a while ago???

    "in his image" - i like that one... we don't do it at church... but i have it on cd and have sung it at conferences. top

  • Anonymous Libby says so:
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:29:00 pm  

    I was a team member at Summerfest a number of years ago for most of the prep period but then had to pull out at the last minute because another camp I was leading on clashed with it. That's as close as I got to going on Summerfest unfortunately! I haven't actually been to CCEC. top

  • Anonymous Libby says so:
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:37:00 pm  

    Have just been looking through your blog and realise that although I don't really recognise your face, I know Rowena (can't exactly remember where from though) plus I know Marty, Katrina and Liam. My husband, Matt, and I used to church at St Paul's Carlingford before we moved to Perth. Matt loved going to youth group when Rhett was leading. top