In just two weeks, I’m finally headed into the studio to record a new album. This album is the result of over 2 years of work, and I cannot wait to see these songs come to life.
The story behind this album really begins at the end of 2010, when I gave myself a crazy goal to write a song for every book of the Bible by 11/11/11. Now, through the help of an amazing Kickstarter community – and by God’s grace – I’m finally getting to make a record using of a few of the songs from that year of writing, plus a few new ones too.
Beginning with creation and ending with the second coming of Jesus, this record will trace the biblical story of redemption: the “scarlet thread” that ultimately points to Jesus’ death and resurrection. It will be called The Blood & The Breath: Songs that Sing the Story of Redemption.
I’m excited about making this album for a million reasons, but mostly I’m excited for people to have an album that will tell this story. There are so many stories in the Bible, but they are really all telling the same bigger story: the story of redemption, the story of a loving God who rescues us from sin and death through Jesus. And this is the story that gives meaning and hope to our own.
In some ways, I feel really ready. In some ways, I feel really inadequate. But I’m praying that God will take my work and my weaknesses and use it. 2 Corinthians 4:5 says “For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” This is my hope and prayer for this album.