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Big Tent Revival finds its Way Back Home

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“There is not nearly enough blue collar Christian Music, the kind of tunes that connect Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp so forcefully to their audiences. Thankfully, Big Tent Revival has returned after more than twelve years away with a batch of songs aimed squarely at the working man and the struggles of the everyday.”

www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/TheWayBackHome.asp

 

Big Tent Revival – The Way Back Home on SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/bigtentrevival-908934308

http://facebook.com/bigtentrevival

 

Hope For America

Big Tent Revival – Hope For America

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_PDndoPECQ

 

John Lennon Explains ‘Imagine’ on his Last Day

Imagine One World

“Dick Gregory gave Yoko and me a little hind of prayer book. It is in the Christian idiom, but you can apply it anywhere. It is the concept of positive prayer. If you want to get a car, get the car keys. Get it? Imagine is saying that. If you can imagine a world at peace, with no denominations of religion – not without religion but without this my-God-is-bigger-than-your-God thing – then it can be true.” – September 1980

www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/imagine

 

“The concept of imagining no countries, imagining no religion – not imagining no God, although you’re entitled to do that, too, you know? Imagine no denominations. Imagining that we revere Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Krishna, Melanippe, equally – we don’t have to workship either one that we don’t have to, but imagine there’s no Catholic/Protestant. No Jew/Christian. That we allow all… we allow it all – freedom of religion for real, I mean. For real. Just imagine it? Would it be terrible?” – December 8, 1980

www.beatlesarchive.net/john-lennons-last-interview-december-8-1980.html

 

“If you look on the vinyl around the new album’s (the twelve-inch single ‘Just Like Starting Over’) logo — which all the kids have done already all over the world from Brazil to Australia to Poland, anywhere that gets the record — inside is written: ONE WORLD, ONE PEOPLE. So we continue.” – December 5, 1980

www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1980.1205.beatles.html

 

John Lennon Imagine

John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVg2EJvvlF8

 

“People always got the image I was an anti-Christ or antireligion. I’m not. I’m a most religious fellow. I was brought up a Christian and I only now understand some of the things that Christ was saying in those parables. Because people got hooked on the teacher and missed the message.” – September 1980

www.beatlesinterviews.org/dbjypb.int3.html

 

“Because we survived! That’s the thing. You have to give thanks to God, or whatever it is up there, the fact that we all survived. We all survived Vietnam, or Watergate, or the tremendous upheaval of the whole world that’s changed… we… we were the hip ones in the sixties, but the world is not like the sixties. The whole map’s changed. And we’re goin’ into an unknown future, but we’re still all here. We still… while there’s life there’s hope.” – December 8, 1980

www.beatlesarchive.net/john-lennons-last-interview-december-8-1980.html

 

Shakira UN Imagine

Shakira – Imagine (Live at the UN’s General Assembly 2015)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-3wIW1Rpiw

 

Imagine London 2012

John Lennon’s Imagine London 2012 – Children’s Choir Performance

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPRI6-8Efw

 

“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” – Proverbs 26:12

 

There’s No Insult Like the Truth!!

Strange Language

Insult Like the Truth – Charlie Peacock

“There’s no gunshot like conviction, There’s no conscience bulletproof,

There’s no strength like our own weakness, There’s no insult like the truth.”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJRUi4IsZI

 

Larry Norman’s First Success: People! – I Love You (1968)

People!

“Best remembered for their 1968 hit single “I Love You,” the San Jose, California-based rock band People! was also an early vehicle for singer, guitarist, and songwriter Larry Norman, who would later become a pivotal figure in Christian rock.”

www.allmusic.com/artist/people%21-mn0001010471

 

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People! “I Love You” – #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in June 1968

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU8h75G-LVE

 

onlyvisitingthisplanet

“The Library of Congress recently added the work of Christian rock innovator Larry Norman to the National Recording Registry, an elite collection of recordings marked for special preservation as “cultural, artistic, or historical treasures.” Norman is the first Christian rock artist to be chosen, making the list with his groundbreaking 1972 folk-rock album Only Visiting This Planet.”

www.worldmag.com/2014/04/christian_rocker_larry_norman_recognized_as_an_american_musical_treasure

 

Larry Norman – Only Visiting This Planet (1972)

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8A79B806366FECDA

 

Larry Norman – Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music (1972) – Live

www.youtube.com/watch?v=95dJQIYC7bY

 

Outlaw

Larry Norman – The Outlaw (1972) – Live

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIFGHh1oCRk

 

Will you be ashamed of Jesus’ name, When loving God is a crime?

Big Tent Revival

“While the egregious Houston case is getting nationwide attention among religious freedom activists, the Big Media, which operate under the same First Amendment protections established guard the free exercise of religion, remain virtually silent on the new wave of persecution and harassment. Even more disturbing is the reaction of the institutional church, which is behaving more like the kind of state-approved bodies so familiar in totalitarian regimes in China, Vietnam and Cuba today and Adolf Hitler’s Germany in another era.”

www.wnd.com/2014/10/the-criminalization-of-christianity-is-here

 

Big Tent Revival – If Loving God Was A Crime

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B98KKpsKJt4

 

“If loving God was a crime, I’d be an outlaw, I would join the fight

They could not shut me down, I would stand tall, What I know is right.”

 

Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around

mancomesaround

“Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers. One hundred million angels singin’.

Multitudes are marching to the big kettle drum. Voices callin’, voices cryin’.

Some are born an’ some are dyin’. It’s Alpha’s and Omega’s Kingdom come.”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhSpaAComXo

 

Johnny Cash – Goin’ By The Book

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEyujOSEexM

 

Larry Norman recognized as an American Musical Treasure

onlyvisitingthisplanet

“The Library of Congress recently added the work of Christian rock innovator Larry Norman to the National Recording Registry, an elite collection of recordings marked for special preservation as “cultural, artistic, or historical treasures.” Norman is the first Christian rock artist to be chosen, making the list with his groundbreaking 1972 folk-rock album Only Visiting This Planet.”

www.worldmag.com/2014/04/christian_rocker_larry_norman_recognized_as_an_american_musical_treasure

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Larry Norman – Only Visiting This Planet

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8A79B806366FECDA

 

LARRY NORMAN – “Christmas Time” (1973)

With its classic opening line “Santa Claus is comin’ and the kids are gettin’ greedy” and its rollicking rock rhythm interspersed with the sound of cash tills, this is a gem of a track from the Father of Christian rock. Its denunciation of the commercialized Christmas still rings true.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QboJM9EsYv8

 

“It used to be the birthday of the Man who saved our necks, It’s Christmas time, Now it stands for Santa Claus they spell it with an X.”

“Larry performed…what turned out to be his last official solo concert. On both piano and guitar, Norman played music spanning his entire career, spoke intimately to the audience, and finished the performance with a remarkable medley of some of his most poignant songs. The multi-camera shoot is a visual document of a very special occasion, Larry’s final concert.” 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z4EmZWvalo

 

Larry Norman: Live At The Elsinore 2005

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dT2EpQiN6w

 

Rich Mullins – July 1997

Here is a photo I took of Rich Mullins in July 1997 at Cornerstone Festival, as guest vocalist during the Third Day set. This was two months before he was killed.

 

Third Day & Rich Mullins – Step By Step, Live @ Cornerstone ’97

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OuGgalwEE8

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