“I love Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing), which gives newness to the phrases of Isaiah. Watching, waiting, and longing is what we do now, and these songs help us do that in confidence. I anticipate that this album will be received as a great gift by many who will find their faith nourished and awakened by it.”

Walter Brueggemann (Author: Prophetic Imagination, Finally Comes the Poet)

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It’s a joy to welcome Walter Brueggemann back to the Voices In My Head Podcast. Walter Brueggemann (born March 11, 1933 in Tilden, Nebraska) is an American Protestant Old Testament scholar and theologian. Brueggemann is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades. Today we discuss his new book in the Interpretations series, Money and Possessions.We also discuss The Eucharist, Trump, Clinton, and most importantly Jesus.

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Brandon Sipes is program coordinator for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.

Prompted by the police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, on this episode of Voices In My Head we discuss the problems of racism in America, both explicit and subtle. We talk about things like white privilege, racial fatigue, racial violence, being a parent of black children in America, an imbalance of power and more.

Our hope is that conversations like these will happen more and more. Racism will not just go away by pretending it isn’t there or hoping it disappears. We are all guilty of prejudice and often by being silent we make the problem worse. This is our attempt at not being silent. We must not allow our fear of saying the wrong thing keep us from having the conversation.

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Pray with us as we continue to edit this video and are making preparations for its release. This is a great reminder from Moody Radio Studios. I pray it for this music video as well. “Your song may be used to save a soul. Sing it prayerfully.”

We appreciate any help you are able to give on our GoFundMe page, no matter how small or large. To God be the glory

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Rick Lee James

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My guest on this episode of Voices In My Head is Jonathan Cain. Jonathan is the longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist in the internationally acclaimed rock band Journey. He’s also the co-writer of the No. 1 digital catalog song in history, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” as well as writer of “Faithfully” and co-writer of “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms” and many more international hit songs. Jonathan will release his new solo album, What God Wants to Hear, on Oct. 21 on Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution.

 

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Rick Lee James making a music video on September 23rd and I’m requesting three things from the listeners of Voices in My Head:

1.) Prayer

2.) Financial Support

3.) Your Prayerfully Imaginative Ideas for the video

Our hope is to portray that while we are in the midst of great brokenness, and longing that we hopefully look to the great mystery of our faith Christ has died, Christ Is Risen, and that Christ is Coming Back again.

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Rick Lee James Album Reviews:

CCM

“Crafted directly from inspiration found in hymnals and prayer books, songwriter and worship leader Rick Lee James offers Hymns, Prayers and Invitations. It is with the intentionality behind the last word of the album title, Invitations, that makes this project a stand out. More than a collection of hymny interpretations or simple song book upgrades, James’ purposeful use of lyric, timbre, and track synchronism should lead the listener into moments of powerful communication and worship with the Lord. Hymns, Prayers and Invitations drip with soundtracks of Sunday morning sanctuaries to intimately personal prayer closet concerts.”

Worship-Leader-Mag

“The modern hymn approach to congregational songwriting and singing has a worthy new addition”

Under The Radar

“If you’re looking for music that is congregational yet not cookie cutter, get this album”

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NEWS

Worship Leader Magazine Song DISCovery

Christ Is Lord (Christ Before Me), the first single from my album “Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations” is featured in the September/October 2016 release of Worship Leader’s Song DISCovery. Be watching https://songdiscovery.com/ in September and October for more information.

National Worship Leader Conference 2016 in Kansas City

Worship Leader Magazine has invited me to be part of the National Worship Leader Conference in Kansas City, October 5th-6th. If you are going to be there, please come and say hello. I look forward to being a guest at what I’m sure is going to be an amazing event. I’m grateful to Worship Leader Magazine for extending an invitation.

 

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You’ve heard his music on tv shows like Parenthood, Suits, Nashville, The Hills, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. You’ve heard his songs performed by artists like Kelly Clarkson, Johnny Lang, Mat Kearney, Brandon Heath, and Point of Grace just to name a few. Now you get to hear him in this episode of Voices In My Head, the official Podcast of Rick Lee James. We are so happy to welcome phenomenal singer and songwriter Michael Logen to the show this week.

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