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Keith and Kristyn Getty

posted Dec 3, 2016, 8:33 PM by KJFP Radio   [ updated Dec 3, 2016, 8:35 PM ]

Our featured artists of the week are Keith and Kristyn Getty

Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as two of the most preeminent modern hymn writers. Keith’s hymn ‘In Christ Alone’ penned with writing partner, Stuart Townend is one of the most popular hymns with an estimated 40-50 million people singing it in church services each year.  In reinventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a catalogue of songs that teach Christian doctrine while appealing to the musical tastes of both contemporary and traditional church services.  

The Getty’s express concern that the modern worship music movement has been driving the church down a dangerous and sinister path as music has moved away from theology. They also stated their concern that much of the modern music is not congregational meaning that the music is better suited for a concert than for group singing in worship.

The Getty’s say that it’s not that hymns are always good and other songs bad.  What is important is the emphasize on the Gospel and the existence of rich theological truth.
For more information check out their website: http://www.gettymusic.com/