Friday, March 30, 2007

Rocking Out To Scripture Readings

I don't remember exactly how, but I stumbled across this guy's website called Scripture Rock. He plays bluesy-style guitar music and sings passages word-for-word. The music's not great, but it's ok. Next time I'm teaching on one of these passages I might whip out one of this guy's songs.

He calls himself "Nahum", and has been in a band called the B-Side Prophets. The idea is that Isaiah and Jeremiah get all the attention, so they want people to take notice of the little guys in the Minor Prophets. You can listen to clips of all the songs here. My personal favorite so far is the Song of Jonah, from within the belly of the fish.

I don't expect to hear him on the radio next to Timberlake "bringin Scripture back", but at least the guy's trying to do something positive. I've found that I listen to the words as music more easily than I can read them in some cases. See what you think.


  1. Great post Mark! I know it's several day late, but I just left a comment on your post concerning your moving.


  2. Loved the Lego Bible and sent it on to my preacher and youth minister. :-) Any updates on your pooch?