In the comments to my original post, Arron confirmed that Andrew is a Christian church boy, which is nice to know since I have moved from casual fan to worshiper of Mr. Peterson in the time since I first posted this and it seems less sacrilegious if he’s at least rooted in my own denomination.
His latest album, Counting Stars, released this week and it is one of his best—which is saying something. His songs wrestle with faith and hope and the story of God’s redemption. They are insightful but always singable. And they still make me jealous that Arron gets to be Andrew’s friend.
Go buy …
The baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move
I don’t worship Mary, I don’t pray to Mary, and I certainly don’t believe she was sinless. But I will say this—the girl had guts. And I’m so grateful.
Today marks three years for this blog! (And tomorrow involves a birthday with more threes…….heaven help us.) Here’s a look back…..
Ten of the posts I like best, for one reason or another:
Do we really want a country of McChurches?
The story is bigger than our short-term happiness.
Can Christians drink?
A Holiday Tip.
“Leadership” means dealing with reality—including conflict.
eHarmony: I’m not a fan.
If you must read “The Shack“……
On preaching politics from the pulpit….
Why I’d rather work for men.
An open letter to Tim Keller.
Ten of the posts that received the most feedback, on or off-line:
Usually, an installment of “One Of My Friends I Think You Should Know” sticks with its name and introduces you to someone whose work—whether it’s preaching, writing, leading worship, or whatever—achieves excellence. These people also happen to be a lot of fun—have you ever noticed how often the two go together?
But today we break from tradition to introduce Andrew Peterson, One of Arron‘s Friends I Think You Should Know. I first became aware of Andrew after his appearance at Tokens, and since then his CD “The Far Country” has been on frequent rotation in my car and on my iPod.