UPDATE: Congratulations to Rod Santiago, Gabriel Powell, Robyn Yoon, Kathy Martinson, and Valencia Helligar! We’ll get you your CDs as soon as possible. Thanks for reading The Cripplegate!
I have a three-year-old child at home, and I am a Christian. Which is another way of saying I love Seeds Family Worship. Because of Seeds, I now know that lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who fear the Lord lack no good thing. My daughter, well below AWANA age, can memorize scripture.
If you are not familiar with them, Seeds have a collection of CD’s which are Bible passages put to music. And it is actually good music. Don’t tell anyone, but when I am alone in my car, I occasionally will jam to Seeds.
With their newest album, which releases today, Seeds is trying to follow their fan base into adolescence. Seeds of Purity is a collection of songs that focus on biblical texts that call followers of Jesus to pursue a life of sexual purity. Normally the thought of abstinence pledges makes me uneasy–they can smack of stressing the externals over the internals. In fact, a focus on external standards or moral markers (save yourself to marriage!) is extremely difficult to do biblically. The reality is that the standard is perfection, failure is guaranteed, and it is in those failures where the gospel comes to life. The call of the gospel is a commitment to Christ (which produces chastity), and commitments to chastity are more like loyalty oaths than gospel contrition. But I digress.
Seeds of Purity manages to thread this needle by simply being songs taken from Scripture. When you are helping teens memorize the Bible to produce purity, you have the order correct. For this, Seeds should be complimented. And on top of getting the motivation for sanctification correct, their music is also–as is their custom–quality.
Seeds has graciously allowed us to stream one of the songs on their new album, “He Humbled Himself,” based on Philippians 2:3-5, 8. You can listen to that below.
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I hope you will like their music as much as I have…I mean as much as my daughter does.