Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Today is the beginning of Independence Weekend!
I can't wait to showcase my patriotism with controlled/colorful explosions!


A lot has changed in the past few years for Michael Gungor and his bandmates: new band name, new location, new church, a stellar new sound, and most importantly a new understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. “The story of God has gotten bigger to me,” relates Michael Gungor, who is perhaps best known for co-writing distinguished songs like “Friend of God” and the Dove Award-winning “Say So.” “We had become ‘professional’ Christians. We got to the point where we needed to figure out how to be the church in a more honest way for us.”

Front man Michael Gungor has been leading worship since he was 12 years old, if you count an audience of 2- and 3-year olds. From there he graduated to children’s church, then youth group, then adults. Gungor studied jazz in college, then connected with teen ministry Acquire the Fire and a position at Resurrection Life Church in Michigan.

He and his wife Lisa (co-lead singer/songwriter in the band) moved to Denver and eventually founded a community of believers called Bloom. The connection between worship and social justice became concrete in Denver, and the outcome is evident on Beautiful Things.

Fun Fact: Gungor defines their musical style as Liturgical Post-Rock: a blend of musical styles that is at it's essence Church music.

Album: Beautiful Things


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