The tension between being celebrated for your gifting versus pointing the glory back to the Creator, our heavenly Father, is constant for people of faith. On today’s episode of The Walk, our devotion is brought by a seasoned Worship Leader, songwriter, missionary, and artist, Jon Shabaglian. Jon has a word for all of us who claim to be Christ followers on just how easy it is to make God angry by abusing the gift we have been given for our own personal gain.
Jon also has an interesting background and brings an international view of making music given his history as an Armenian believer. His grandparents were rescued by German Mennonite missionaries and escaped the Armenian genocide during World War I. He was part of a historic reconciliation gathering in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2015 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. He wrote and recorded Reconciliation Song, featuring Turkish violinist Orhan Celebi, which was showcased in the documentary “Journey To Redemption.”
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Music by Jon Shabaglian
Who is Jon Shabaglian?
Jon Shabaglian has been an acclaimed recording artist, songwriter, worship leader, and pastor for more than two decades. With eight albums to his credit, Shabaglian has also toured internationally as a music missionary. In addition, he is the founder and leader of Psalmist Mission, a multi-faceted nonprofit presenting annual music and spiritual formation intensives designed to raise up biblically grounded worship leaders and Kingdom artists around the world.
Shabaglian, whose Armenian grandparents were rescued by German Mennonite missionaries and escaped genocide during World War I, was part of an historic reconciliation gathering in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2015 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. He wrote and recorded “Reconciliation Song,” featuring Turkish violinist Orhan Celebi, which was showcased in the documentary “Journey To Redemption.”