Welcome to December, and another year of Christmases, another year of reflections and knowing, understanding and believing into the Christmas story, and another year of just spending time with family and friends. Here at 365 Days of Inspiring Media, we released a post last year about our top 10 favourite originally written Christmas songs. Here, we have a list of 10 songs again, but this is slightly different. These are ten songs, not necessarily the same 10 from last year, but 10 nonetheless, of tracks that will bring us from the spirit of Scrooge-ness to the spirit of giving, hope and joy as December 25th come around. These songs, in our defintion, have been the most poignant to us as a site for this last year. What are these songs you say? Read ahead and find out.
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How do you think people should worship? When you travel to your local church for a Sunday morning worship service, what do you expect to see? People singing, everyone raising their hands? Hymns sung, or would it be the latest CCM pop/worship melody to make the rounds on radio currently? How would you respond during worship- jumping up and down, being silent and reflective, kneeling, or hands raised? These are all valid questions to the individual, and some that have divided many throughout the centuries. Just walk into an Anglican church, a Pentecostal church, a Baptist Church, or any other denominational church and you’d probably see what I mean. The definition of worship, aside from it being a lifestyle rather than a genre of music, has meant different things to different people. And here in this new post, we will think of another valid question relating to worship- can you worship and be in God’s presence, as much or maybe even more, when you listen to a rap melody from an artist like TobyMac or Lecrae, rather than a traditional worship artist like Kari Jobe or Chris Tomlin?
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