Today, July 28th, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Keith Green’s death. I wasn’t even a Christian back in 1982, and had no clue who this great man of God was. When I became a Christian in 1985, I was immediately introduced to him. He had a profound impact on my life.
Back then, contemporary Christian music was in its infancy. The local Christian book store had an 8′ x 4′ section of a wall dedicated to it. There wasn’t much! Basically it was Read the rest of this entry
The most memorable line from this song for me has always been the line: ‘How can you be so dead, when you’ve been so well fed?” As I listened to this song again yesterday, I had two thoughts. The first was how utterly convicted I was about how I have been living my life! The second was that the church is no longer well fed. In Keith’s day, the pastor still preached God’s word. If you were part of a evangelical church, you were most likely very well-fed. How sad it is in our day, that believers are forced to attend churches that offer only cotton candy. We are starving of mal-nutrition!
Here is a video of Keith Green passionately singing his song “Asleep In the Light.” He was obviously fighting to hold back tears as he sang the song… Read the rest of this entry
Keith Green. His music was the soundtrack of my early Christian walk. His lyrics inspired me not only to follow Christ more faithfully, but to go into pastoral ministry. And that was AFTER his tragic death. Most people who have been walking with Christ 20+ years nod their heads in agreement when his name and christian music are mentioned in the same sentence. He was such a tremendous blessing to the body. I don’t know anyone in the CCM scene that even remotely comes close to him.
I recently came across an album of his (while slumming at The Goodwill!) I bought the album called “So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt…”, because it reminded me of the stark difference between today’s Christian Music business that is all about profits, and not quality lyrics, and Keith Green. I have uploaded a picture of the album cover. You will find it at the bottom of this post. I have also included a live video of Keith singing “Your Love Broke Through.” Notice the words on the bottom right… Read the rest of this entry