Social Media and Music … feeds the soul?

Recently this post keeps showing up in my Facebook Feed:

For ten days, post your 10 all-time favorite albums, one album cover per day. Post the ones that really made an impact on you and are still on your rotation list, even if only now and then. Post the cover; no need to explain! Then nominate a person a day to do the same …


I get it … music was really important to your angst of being young … so show me all the music of your youth that allowed you to survive.

You show me yours … and I’ll show you mine.

Alan Parsons Project, Barry Manilow, Super Tramp, Earth Wind and Fire, Leon Patillo, Susan Ashton, Steve Taylor, Rich Mullins, Lost Dogs (I know it’s a weird list)

Music has always been important to me and certain albums just take you back in time.

Music has fed my soul … inspired me … encouraged me … soothed me …

But here is the rub … everyone keeps posting albums from decades ago.

When did music (especially new music) stop influencing you? Moving you?

This past week, I got a new album from Andrew PetersonResurrection Letters Volume I

And I can’t stop listening to it.

It has fed my soul … inspired me … encouraged me … soothed me …

Song after song … new words … new melodies …

feeding my soul … inspiring me … encouraging me … soothing me …

And this not so young kid … middle aged adult … grandparent … is moved …

I love the old stuff … it reminds of where I have been …

but this new stuff … can capture my heart too!

I can’t think of an artist in the past twenty years that has the ability to capture my soul in the way that Andrew Peterson has in this project.

Andrew … thanks for the music … and the inspiration!




I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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