Posts about music.

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Posted on May 1, 2012

My worship team at IHOP has been playing this song by David Brymer a lot lately. I'm grateful for this simple song of devotion to Jesus.

Around His throne of glory in Heaven right now, ceaseless worship happens solely because of who He is. No angel has ever had a disease healed or financial need met. Though we rightfully thank and worship Jesus for those things when they happen with us, the worship of Heaven must be the anchor for our worship here on the earth. When all our needs are met and Jesus' long-awaited reign of righteousness has dawned, will He not still be...

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Posted on February 18, 2012

Today I'll be continuing my interview with David Whitworth, a drummer at IHOP-KC. If you have not yet read part 1 of David's interview, be sure to read it here.

Josh: Hi David, good to have you back for a few more questions! I know the first round of your answers really encouraged some people. Let's jump right in and hit a somewhat controversial topic for Christian musicians - secular music. Do you have any thoughts on it? What is your personal experience?

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Posted on February 10, 2012

It's been several years since I've interviewed some of the other musicians here at IHOP-KC. In the past I've had the privilege of hearing from Jordan Vanderplate, electric guitarist, Cassie Campbell, bassist, Francisco "Paco" Arteaga, drummer, and...

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Posted on June 4, 2010

A lot of musicians in the church these days are talking more and more about “prophetic” music. The very nature of a prophetic musician or singer is one who prophesies. What is prophecy? We’ve made it out to be an ethereal thing that only select few “super saints” can operate in, and that it is a gift that is rarely given. But Revelation 19:10 debunks this misunderstanding by saying that all true prophecy simply manifests itself in declaration of the identity, heart, emotions, will, and desires of Jesus. Just as prophetic preaching is instructive and provokes us to...

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Posted on February 11, 2010

I’m continuing a series on my blog interviewing some musicians from IHOP-KC. If you have not yet read part 1 and 2 of Cassie’s interview, be sure to read them here and here. I asked Cassie about her thoughts on a somewhat controversial subject for some – secular music. I’ve written some of my own thoughts about this...

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Posted on February 3, 2010

I'm continuing a series on my blog interviewing some musicians from IHOP-KC. If you have not yet read part 1 of Cassie’s interview, be sure to read it here. Cassie is the bass player on Laura Hackett’s team at IHOP-KC and has played with Misty Edwards, in addition to being part of IHOP-KC’s nightwatch for many years. This is part 2 of Cassie’s interview where I asked her questions relating to being a prophetic musician as her full-time occupation.

Josh: Hi Cassie,...

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Posted on January 25, 2010

I'm continuing a long-running series all the way back from 2008 on prophetic music where I interview musicians, singers, and worship leaders from IHOP. If you have not read the other interviews, be sure to read the ones from Justin Rizzo, Jordan Vanderplate, Francisco Arteaga part 1,...

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Posted on November 2, 2009

Musicians are always looking for sources of inspiration for creativity in their music. In the world, creativity with music is seen as the way to obtain more money, honor, and fame. And unfortunately in the church today, creativity means much of the same. However, I believe the Lord wants to release a new level of creativity to those who call upon His name – not so that they can draw attention to themselves, but so that the music that they play will draw others into being consumed with the glory and beauty of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I believe that there is a...

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Posted on September 26, 2008

One of my best friends here at IHOP and a prophetic musician with me here on Justin Rizzo's worship team, Jordan Vanderplate, finally has an awesome looking website.

Check it out at

He is committed to being a watchman on the wall just like I am here at IHOP for many years to come. The Lord has anointed him with dreams and desires to prophesy with his music, and he has set his heart to learn from the Holy Spirit as he grows as a musician. Plus he is one of the funniest guys you will ever meet. Send him...

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Posted on July 26, 2008

Matt Gilman and Cory Asbury - Holy

Yes, Cory and Matt have finally come out with their CD, "Holy". So many of you have hit my blog or my site by googling for them, so I figured I would post the news about their CD :)

I was one of the leaders in Cory's internship, and Matt was in my internship here at IHOP-KC back in 2004. I love these guys. Their CD is a clear and pure reflection of how they carry their hearts before the Lord in the secret place.

It's available...