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Jon Egan

Jon Egan

With years of experience, such as serving at Colorado Springs’ New Life Church for 18 years and making recordings with his church and with Desperation Band, the student-focused touring group which he co-founded, Jon Egan has also collaborated with numerous game-changing artists, producers and writers such as Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Mia Fieldes, Paul Baloche, Mitch Wong, Chris McClarney, and Jacob Sooter, to name just a few. Jon also has penned worship standards and appeared on a variety of New Life Worship and Desperation live audio and video recordings, including "Strong God," "Soak (instrumental)," "Counting On God," "You Hold It All," "Light Up The World," "Center Of It All," and "Banner." For more information, visit JonEgan.com.

Music Review | “Life Love & Madness” By Sarah Reeves

Evoking the emotions common to many twenty-somethings, Reeves builds an easy-to-listen-to, radio-friendly collection of songs that engage the auditory nerves with electronica evocative instrumentation and lyrics that are easy for those of any age to relate.

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Music Review | “Patient Kingdom” By Sandra McCracken

Each track of Patient Kingdom belays a layer of calm and serenity as you are transported to the back hills of the heartland and guided on a lush filled journey of peace with the confidence of knowing that God is by your side and that you are never alone.

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Music Review | “Catch Me Singing” By Sean Curran

From its opening seconds to last, this song is exactly the declaration the church needed this year. Not ignoring the pain and hardship of this season while still remembering the promises of God’s faithfulness, “Catch Me Singing” will no doubt be a congregational favorite for the foreseeable future as it bolsters weary souls and fervently declares the promises of God.

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Music Review | “Order Disorder Reorder” By Jason Gray

Full of encouragement that leads us to respond in worship to the Father, Order Disorder Reorder is a power-packed record overflowing with lyrical gems and melodies that invite the listener to cling to the truth of Scripture regardless of their circumstances.

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Worship As the Reordering of Power

Christian worship is about rightly-ordering power through the love, mercy, and justice of God in Jesus Christ so God’s people live as faithful worshipers, bearing light in dark places and spreading salt in dying places. We show God glory by reflecting His character in action, not just by saying or singing the Word.

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Worship As Cultural Confrontation

To worship is to ascribe to the Lord the value He deserves and the honor His Name is worthy to receive, and to express our hearts toward Him. Amazingly, He invites us to engage with Him in both solemn ritual and in joyful celebration and communion.

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Theories that Work: Remembering Dr. Chuck Fromm’s Legacy of Ideas

Dr. Chuck Fromm was instrumental in developing the worship ministry as we know it today. By tirelessly ministering and learning as part of the Jesus Movement, Chuck redefined our modern use of the word worship and advocated for worship leaders’ education and connection. He is a voice at WLM who will be greatly missed and always revered.

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The Pros & Cons of Using Backing Tracks in Worship

Backing tracks provide a way to increase and enhance your church’s worship music functionality. While interviewing worship leaders, most who use them have seen an increase in musicality. There are some cons, but mostly tracks provide flexibility and the chance at a fuller sound.

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Music Review | “Never Stop Singing” By Cross Point Music

The beautiful thing about worship is that, though this song was written with a specific church body in mind, it’s relevant and impactful to everyone who hears it. Sure to encourage listeners who are feeling weary in their faith, “Never Stop Singing” is a well-timed battle-cry of praise.

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