Ben Ward Music
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Tag archive: john-mark-mcmillan [ 3 ]

Play with Passion

I think one of the hardest things to impart to worship teams, especially volunteer teams, is how to play with passion.  So often they are concentrating so hard on playing the right chords at the right time or wondering if the worship leader will repeat the chorus (maybe even do a song not on the list??:) that playing with heart is not even on the radar. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a service and everybody’s […]

Jesus Culture – Your Love Never Fails

Your Love Never Fails (CD/DVD and/or MP3 download)  I was a big fan of the previous Jesus Culture release We Cry Out.  I thought many of the versions of the worship songs were better than the originals.  Bethel has a special atmosphere of worship and their recordings convey it. What prompted me to buy the download of this album was a conference I went to in April where Kim Walker from Jesus Culture was leading worship.  At first I was skeptical […]

John Mark McMillan – The Medicine

I first read about John Mark McMillan after I googled the writer of “How He Loves.”  I heard it on the Jesus Culture (Kim Walker) album We Cry Out. It is such a powerful song and even though I’ve never been quite able to get cozy with the “sloppy wet kiss” line, the song still moves me.  There’s no doubt the Spirit is all over it.  I also read his blog and enjoy his views on all sorts of things […]