CSN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC REVIEW
By: Justin Brock, CSN MUSIC CRITIC
Steven Pennamen’s freshman effort, Tablet of my Heart,is…
”the result of ten years of prayer.. “ and it shows. And lyrics serve
as the central focal point of the songs.
While the tenor does turn in a fine performance vocally, he doesn’t
get carried away with unnecessary acrobatics that only serve as a
distraction from the music.
This acoustically driven album is reminiscent of the seventies,
while the production value actually sounds quite current.
It’s obvious to me that God is guiding Pennamen’s music.
Tablet of My Heart CD
Christian music is music expressing a personal belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. As a songwriter, writing Christian songs provides the opportunity to express my Christian life and faith.
There are many styles of Christian music in our world today. Most commonly known Christian Music is praise & worship which people are familiar with from attending church services. Some denominations do not use instruments in the congregations and prefer unaccompanied music while singing during the services...>>
Instrumental music can be worship music, in church services and instrumental is most commonly played using a familiar hymn...>>
Love songs are songs typically described as romantic, falling in and out of love, heartbreak and the feelings these emotions bring put into a song...>>
Cover songs is a new release or performance by someone other than the original artist. Often times they are songs that have been previously released or unreleased written by someone other than the original writer or artist...>>
CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Various styles have been labeled as Contemporary Christian Music, often related to pop rock and primarily used in Christian concerts. Contemporary Christian Music is not considered a musical genre like other genres, but quite diverse in it rhythmical patterns where songs are sung to various styles of music...>>
Ark of the Covenant
The Hebrew Bible refers to the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle where the Ark of The Covenant was kept during the First Temple. God communicated with Moses from between the two cherubim's on the Ark's cover.
In the book of Exodus, our God (Yahweh) gave Moses detailed instructions on how the Ark was to be constructed.
The Ark was to be made of arcadia wood and covered in gold to house the Tablets of Stone Moses received during his forty day stay on Mt. Sinai.
The Ark contained the Tablets of Stone, Aaron's staff that had budded, a jar of manna and the first writings of Moses, (the Torah)
Known as the Holy of Holies, the Ark was placed behind a wall as described in Exodus 25 where God would meet Moses and where God would deliver all of His commands for the Israelites.
As the Israelites marched before the Israelite army, they would carry the Ark in advance of the people when on a march or facing battle. When carried the Ark was covered and hidden with a large veil made of skins and a blue cloth, always concealed from from the people and the priests who carried it.
In the New Testament the Ark is mentioned in the Letter to the Hebrews 9:4 and in the Book of Revelations 11:19.
The Ark of the Covenant is an enlightening study and I would recommend for all to study its history.
† Revelations 11:19
Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.
And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.