Monday, July 18, 2011

Nobody's Hipster

John Mark McMillan is a worship leader and musician that isn't afraid to go against the grain. In this interview he shares some of his thoughts on worship, being known as "the musician for the Hipster Christian," and his song-writing process.

Of particular note to me as a fellow worship leader was his thoughts on whether it's better to have a singable song or one that's a bit more complex/wordy/different:
I like to challenge people with what they will sing and won’t sing. People will do more than they get credit for. I like the idea of having them listen to a verse, then sing the chorus, it’s like a call and response type thing.
What do YOU think? I'm interested in some feedback: is it better overall to have a song like "Death in His Grave" that's more this call and response style where people listen during the verses and sing during the chorus, or is it better to have a song that's singable all the way through but a little watered down as a result?

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I'm back. For those of you that didn't know,  I was in Russia for three weeks with The Navigators, teaching English and proclaiming Christ. It was an incredible experience and deeply impacted me, motivating me for the coming semester and giving me some food for thought for what comes next.

This blog has been somewhat...inactive lately-I intend to change this. For a while I considered doing a day-by-day update similar to my post-India project, but I've decided against that. I didn't have to fundraise that month =P. 

Stay tuned for more updates as I continue fundraising and preparing to return to CSULB in the fall! This will be one of the ways that I'll be keeping you all abreast of my current needs and prayer points!