Jesus In My Place

Our church released a brand new worship album this week, called Jesus In My Place.

It features 13 tracks and includes several new songs, written right here in RDU by some seriously talented folks who lead us in music each week.

And, Steph actually got to help with some of the “gang vocals”.

You can check it out in iTunes here.

Dancing In The Minefields

You probably noticed that we didn’t spent as much time posting to “TheRieslands” in 2011. There are lots of reasons for that – most notably the ones who run around our house in Disney movie-themed pajamas every night. We also spent a good amount of time working on Stephanie’s photography business. But the new year… Continue reading Dancing In The Minefields

The Lord Is A Warrior

I once heard Mark Driscoll explain something that was somewhat eye-opening to me. He said something along the lines of, “Growing up, somewhere between the picture books and flannel graphs, I got the impression that Jesus was a feminine hippie with a lot of hair product. One day, I realized: I don’t have respect for… Continue reading The Lord Is A Warrior

It Is Finished

Matt Papa is one of the worship leaders at our church. He just released a new single called It Is Finished. Put on your headphones, sit back, and meditate on these lyrics: the earth shook and trembled the sun bowed its head the veil of the temple was open for man as Jesus went down… Continue reading It Is Finished

Some Music You Should Check Out

Stephanie and I are really blessed to be a part of a church body with an insane pool of talented folks. Last year alone, THREE different members of our worship team released new albums, but you won’t find them in Walmart or on the radio, so I want to make sure you know about them. First up:… Continue reading Some Music You Should Check Out