I was listening to Sara Groves‘ album, Add to the Beauty last night while driving, and her song “To the Moon” came on.  I’ve had this album for a while now and I had forgotten how good it is.  It’s definitely one of albums I file under the “Christian music that doesn’t suck” category.  Here’s a video someone put together for this short song:

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Here are the lyrics:

It was there in the bulletin
We’re leaving soon
After the bake sale to raise funds for fuel
The rocket is ready and we’re going to
Take our church to the moon

There’ll be no one there to tell us we’re odd
No one to change our opinions of God
Just lots of rocks and this dusty sod
Here at our church on the moon

We know our liberties we know our rights
We know how to fight a very good fight
Just get that last bag there and turn out the light
We’re taking our church to the moon
We’re taking our church to the moon
We’ll be leaving soon

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1   Rick Frueh    http://http?//followingjudahslion.com
January 29th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Good song. Add to the beauty.

Ti.2:10 -…that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

How do you whiten pearls, or make more red the rubies, or add to the brilliant night sky? How can we adorn the doctrine of God our Savior? This is not referring to the endless self righteous entrenchments about a myriad of systematic constructions, this refers to adorning or enhancing the truth of Jesus Christ.

There are certainly cardinal doctrines of the faith, but it has been enlightening how some believers refuse to see the absolute necessity of living out the Person of Jesus Christ in our lives. If you believe in God’s sovereignty so deeply that it seems to excuse you from taking personal responsibility for the plight of sinners, and it provides for you comfort for a judgmental life that is consumed with the sins and errors of others, you sir are an idol worshiper.

There is no beauty that compares with Yeshua, and our lives should showcase that beauty.

2   John Hughes    
January 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

OK. I’ll confess I’m feeling rather dense today. Can someone explain this song?

3   Phil Miller    http://pmwords.blogspot.com
January 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

It’s a critique of the church becoming an escapist mutual admiration society that becomes defensive in its posture rather than a community of believers that interacts with the world.

4   Steve    
January 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Jaci Velasquez music didn’t suck. At one time I was madly in love with her. Was gonna marry her too. If I did, she would not have divorced ever. Jaci is beautiful.

5   Phil Miller    http://pmwords.blogspot.com
January 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Jaci Velasquez music didn’t suck. At one time I was madly in love with her. Was gonna marry her too. If I did, she would not have divorced ever. Jaci is beautiful.

Ummm…thanks for sharing…

I’m not gonna lie that’s bordering on creepy, but, hey, who am I to judge?

Why am I having flashbacks of the movie The Bodyguard?

6   I'veforgottenmorethanyoueverknew    
January 29th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Phil: It’s a critique of the church becoming an escapist mutual admiration society

Thanks. I would never have gotten that on my own. :-(

7   Rick Frueh    http://http?//followingjudahslion.com
January 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I came across this statement from a comment on a site linked to on Christian P’s site:

“Our churches are too clean looking – not enough wounded people walking around. Not enough blood on the floor – our own, or that of Jesus.”

I wish I had said that…

8   nc    
January 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

#6:

must be one of those things you’ve forgotten.

;)

9   nc    
January 29th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Can someone tell us who I’veforgotten is?

Unless of course, he/she/it wants to do so.

10   Phil Miller    http://pmwords.blogspot.com
January 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

It’s the poster formerly known as John Hughes…

11   Brendt    http://csaproductions.com/blog/
January 29th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

It’s a critique of the church becoming an escapist mutual admiration society that becomes defensive in its posture rather than a community of believers that interacts with the world.

Only, it rhymes too.

12   thetemplate of generaldisdain    
February 3rd, 2009 at 3:54 pm

“It’s a critique of the church becoming an escapist mutual admiration society that becomes defensive in its posture rather than a community of believers that interacts with the world.”

This is found in the “pomobible”
Relevance 1:1-2

The church sucks;virtually all of modern and post-modern christian music sucks; and I have no doubt that Jaci Velasquez….. well you fill in the blanks..