March 03, 2011

The Song that Changed Christian Music


Only one day until Winter Jam!! 

Of course I wrote this pretrip, and am currently on my way back from the sunny beaches of Hawaii. Instead of dreading getting back to life, I'm pumped about the Winter Jam concert tomorrow night.

It'll be our first girls night since my friend had her baby, and we had a blast last year.  Sure we were surrounded by youth groups, but that didn't stop us.  We're firm believers that age is just a number.

One of the headline acts was Newsboys.  I was a fan of their stuff in the 90s, but never really got into their stuff after that.  It seemed weird to me that in 2010, Michael Tait (of DC Talk fame in the 90s) was singing all the old stuff.

I even leaned over to one of my friends and said "This just seems wrong.  I keep expecting him to break out into Jesus Freak or something."  As they were wrapping up their set, they prepared for their last song. 

Oh, Oh, Ohhhhhhh

My friend and I turned to look at one another and started screaming like a bunch of 15 year old girls.

Of course all the real 15 year old girls were confused as to why the Newsboys were playing that song - they weren't alive back when it was first released.  I still get giddy when that song comes on the radio.  Classic concert moment!

And guess what - they're the headliner at Winter Jam this year too!

PS - In the 2nd verse, its talking about John the Baptist right?  Cause at first back in the day I thought it was actually talking about Jesus, but then thinking about the "King took the head" line I'm thinking its John.  Cause he was beheaded and Jesus wasn't. 

PPS - The best halloween costume I've ever seen was of my Old Testament professor's kid as John the Baptist.  He cut a hole in a card table, covered with a table cloth so you couldn't see his body.  and his head was surrounded by lettuce and on a silver platter.


  1. I hope you have a safe trip home! Enjoy your concert. They have played up here, too, but I haven't gone. Maybe I'll take the wondertwins next time one of those concerts comes to town.

  2. I loved that kid's costume! I had to ask him who he was. I think he was Albert Einstein the next year. And wasn't that the year that one of the kids came around dressed as a girl in the shower?

  3. I haven't heard that song in forever - thanks! :)

  4. have a safe trip home. cant wait to hear about the beach. i need to go to the beach---but i cant so i will be living through you!

  5. Safe trip home! Can't wait to see the pictures! Have a great time at Winterfest. I feel the same way about the age gap thing when we go Hot Hearts and see all the youth. Age is just a number.

  6. Aw, that song brings back memories! I listened to DC Talk in high school (a little while before that song), & LOVED them! :) I remember being a little weirded out when I first heard that Tait would be singing with Newsboys!


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