Starting a new “season” of podcasting and writing, Matt and I wanted to rebrand Gospel Reign a bit. Part of that process meant the creation of a new logo. Our original logo was created by our mutual friend Nancy Nanney, and it served us well! We are so grateful for her help and skill getting […]
One of the things I find encouraging in modern Christian songwriting is the desire to provide biblically and theologically rich worship songs for the church, not just writing songs for airtime on Christian radio. There are many individuals (i.e., Andrew Peterson) and groups (i.e., Indelible Grace) doing this well. CityAlight is doing it well, too! […]
This beautiful hymn by Anne Steele (1717-1778) was originally published as a poem in 1760. Since then, it was been set to music and published in nearly 350 hymnals. Anne Steele was the daughter of a Baptist pastor, and she lived a difficult life (for more, click here). This hymn captures both the reality of […]
John Newton wrote the hymn “I Asked the Lord” in 1779. Its powerful verses remind us that God, indeed, works all things for the good of those who love him. William Cowper once wrote, similarly, “Behind a frowning providence, he hides a smiling face.” And so he does. Consider Newton’s encouraging and challenging lyrics: I […]
“Why Would He Do This For Us?” is a Christmas poem by Dr. Micah Carter. This poem explores the humble conditions of Jesus’s birth, yet his true glory through the cross and resurrection.