Today we shared a theme of ‘Living Hope,’ with stories about these songs:

  • What If – Nichole Nordeman
  • My Last Amen – Downhere
  • Living Hope – Phil Wickham

Nichole Nordeman’s song from her 2005 album, “Brave,” got a little more attention ten years later when pop legend Prince decided to record it. Nichole wrote herself about the song and about how came from her conviction about sharing her living hope:

“I wrote ‘What If’ for a friend of mine who isn’t a Christian. I think it’s so important to have people in our lives who don’t speak our same faith language.  And to dialogue about that without feeling the pressure to say the right thing, to point to the right book or to argue someone into the kingdom of God.  At the end of the day, it has to be about love.”

She added, “I’m just never going to be that person who has the script or the really organized outline of how to share my faith. But, those little opportunities that God gives us to sit down and have a cup of coffee with someone or engage someone in a difficult conversation…it sharpens me…it sharpens my faith to have people around me who don’t speak that same language.”

Marc Martel shares the story of My Last Amen in his blog here...

and in a video here!

Finally, here’s a link to Phil Wickham’s story behind Living Hope!

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Alyssa