I Wanna Know What It’s Like on the Inside of Love

Can anybody tell me who Nada Surf is? I mean, if it weren't for Relient K's cover of their song "Inside of Love," I never would have heard of them. But as I listened to that song on the way to work today, one lyric in particular caught my ear. Watching terrible TV, it kills … Continue reading I Wanna Know What It’s Like on the Inside of Love

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Zach’s 20 Favorite Songs from 2015

As we near the end of the year, I'd like to take a step back and reflect on some of my favorite things from this year. So let's do it! My 20 favorite songs released this year, in no particular order. Couldn't have more than one song from the same artist, otherwise there'd be multiple … Continue reading Zach’s 20 Favorite Songs from 2015

My Favorite Songs from Each of the 24 Years I’ve Been Alive from the Billboard Top 100

I write a lot of serious things on this blog. Sometimes I think I get too serious that I don't know how to lighten up. I love music. At least listening to it. Playing music isn't something I'm really that good at. So here are my favorite songs from each of the 23 years I've … Continue reading My Favorite Songs from Each of the 24 Years I’ve Been Alive from the Billboard Top 100

Ben Rector Has It Right. I Just Wanna Look More Like Love.

One of my favorite Ben Rector songs is off his new album Brand New. The song is called "More Like Love." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js5JIF4WzQo It ends like this: I find the farther that I climb There's always another line Of mountain tops It's never going to stop And the more of anything I do The thing that … Continue reading Ben Rector Has It Right. I Just Wanna Look More Like Love.

The Absolutes of Worship Songs: My Struggle with ‘You Are My Everything’

One worship song I always struggle with is "Revelation Song." I like the message of the song. It's God-glorifying. It's Jesus-praising. My favorite line is this: Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder At the mention of Your Name Jesus, Your Name is power, breath and living water Such a marvelous mystery I love the acknowledgement of … Continue reading The Absolutes of Worship Songs: My Struggle with ‘You Are My Everything’

Life Songs, Pt. 1: I’m going through a process to stop seeing women as objects

Note from Zach: This is part 1 of a 14-part series in which I explore 14 songs that have meant something to me in my life. The order of these songs is not reflective on anything regarding their impact or depth of meaning, they're simply done in alphabetical order of the artist. "There are so … Continue reading Life Songs, Pt. 1: I’m going through a process to stop seeing women as objects

I Am So Incredibly Forgetful Sometimes

Forgive me, forgive me Lord For living like I'm not Yours I forget how kind You are You are light for my foolish heart I am so forgetful sometimes. In my first couple years of college, I would forget assignments all the time because I had a bad memory and didn't write them down. Funny, … Continue reading I Am So Incredibly Forgetful Sometimes

Fear Is Easy, Love Is Hard

Fear will leave you hiding in the dark But love will bring a light into your heart So do not be afraid, do not be afraid I've got to imagine that Jesus experienced some fear in the garden of Gethsemane. I've got to imagine that, along with the sorrow, He experienced fear. But, if I'm … Continue reading Fear Is Easy, Love Is Hard

You Don’t Have to Run Away

Everywhere that you turn Somehow every face is another bridge that you burn So you fade, you can't stay If you can find another life in another place And hope the world forgets your name But I can't, no I won't, forget you I think there's a bit of fantasy in every kid where they … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Run Away

My 30 Favorite Music Albums of All-Time, and One Reason Why You Should Listen to Each of Them

The other day, I did an NCAA Tournament-style bracket to determine my favorite music album of all-time. The seedings were totally objective - there was no science or formula used to pick who went where. For the full bracket (Google Doc), click here. I then went on to list the top 30 albums in order. … Continue reading My 30 Favorite Music Albums of All-Time, and One Reason Why You Should Listen to Each of Them