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Sunday Tunes: Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Bryan And Katie Torwalt | Silence And Chaos

Bryan & Katie Torwalt are relatively new to the CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) world and their music is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. Katie’s voice a soulful quake of praise-filled melodies that you can’t help but to get lost in. Bryan’s voice contrasting in rich tenor tones that support Katie’s qualities to a tee, together they are a powerhouse and I can’t wait to see how God uses them to do his will in the kingdom. I accidentally stumbled upon their music when ‘Nothing Holding Me Back’ came on my Jesus Culture station via Pandora, which is a track form their freshman album ‘Here On Earth’. And I haven’t stopped listening since, always in anticipation to hear something new. So it goes without saying that I will be purchasing their new album, Kingdom Come, and recommend that you do the same if you are a fan of such bands as Jesus Culture, Hillsong United, Gungor, or JJ Heller. I know that you will absolutely love everything that Bryan & Katie Torwalt are. Here are some of my favorite tracks from them and a link for you to listen to them live. Its the perfect beginning to an already blessed filled Sunday morning. After all, you’re alive.

Nothing Holding Me Back
I’m A Lover of Your Presence
I Breathe You In God
Glorius
Weight Of Glory
I Will Trust You
He Is The Light

And here is the link to watch them perform some of their freshman album and their new album live. I highly recommend clearing your schedule and grabbing a cup of coffee, you won’t want to miss a second of it.

Reckless Christians

I knew that would grab you’re attention, but there’s more to it than just the immediate shock you feel. I know you thought I was going to insult you or maybe not you, but someone else. I don’t where I’m going with that but anyways. This past Sunday, Pete Wilson, the Pastor of Cross Point Church, in Nashville, TN;  interviewed Kay Warren. The wife of Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller; Purpose Driven Life.

In short, this interview broke me down, because it changed the way I view the world. I mean, Kay spoke about the hurting people around with so much passion that you found yourself on the verge of tears. (Yes, I’m a man and I cry) Christians are supposed to be reaching these people, but fall short due to our own selfish indiscretions.

I mean from the way we approach people who aren’t in our social stature, those struggling with illness, lifestyle choices, foreign religious groups etc. I was astounded to realize that I’m guilty of not “jumping off the precipice” for my God. And in that moment when Kay said those words, I was ashamed. And I was angry. And disgusted. All because I have passed along so many people to Hell in fear of stepping outside of my comfort zone.In fear of what telling people about Jesus Christ might do to me. How it might disrupt my life. The cynicism, judgement, ostracism, it might bring and render me uncomfortable or insecure.

This interview Blessed my life and My Prayer is that it will do the same for you.

Kay Warren/Pete Wilson Interview