The Medicine…

2 07 2010

I’m getting excited about this album. I’ve only heard a couple of tracks, but it sounds amazing. If you don’t know who John Mark McMillan is…he wrote this song you’ve probably heard called “How He Loves”. David Crowder covered it on DCB’s latest album Church Music and I’ve also heard it on Eddie Kirkland’s album Orthodoxy. In reference to his album, John has this to say about “The Medicine”:

More than anything, I think “The Medicine” explores the implications of resurrection in our every day lives even the dead places of our lives that need resurrecting. To his own hurt, Jesus, chose to be a part of our world. Why would we pretend that we don’t bring all our love, loss, and insecurity with us into the conversations we call “worship”? After all, we don’t serve a God who is unacquainted with grief. He is not surprised by or even unfamiliar with the darkness that can plague a human heart. In fact, he specializes at dealing with that sort of thing. That is what “The Medicine” is about and those are some of the conversations I want to help people have in worship. I want to write songs that give your heart language in the porch lights of your own reckoning; dangerous songs that give you permission to wear your heart on your sleeve before Jesus, unencumbered by the grave cloths of mindless tradition.

I’m ready for this album! Go HERE to listen to some of John Mark McMillan’s music.

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