5 Copies of Chris Tomlin’s Newest

It’s time to give away some CD’s. I have 5 copies of Chris Tomlin’s brand new Burning Lights CD, releasing January 8th, and I’m going to give them each away to five winners (WINNERS POSTED BELOW more on that in a minute).

Chris Tomlin delivers once again with this CD. My favorite is probably the first song, track 2, Awake My Soul, where he joins with Lecrae for a song that you’ll eventually hear sung in churches around the world. Tomlin’s music has that impact.

Tomlin has a way of putting God’s word to melody like no other. The first time I heard track 3, Whom Shall I Fear, I found myself worshipping along with song.

The whole album is good. My favorite might just be track 11, Thank You God, featuring Phil Wickham. It’s a sincere and honest prayer.

This is one you’ll definitely want to get!

So let me start you off by giving 5 people the CD. Here’s how we’ll do it: I’ll randomly chose 5 people who use the comment feature in this post and post two things:

  1. Your favorite Christian song that you’ve listened to in the last year.
  2. Your favorite secular song in the last year.

I’ll start.

  1. My favorite Christian song I’ve listened to in the last year has probably been Gungor’s Beautiful Things (yes, this is a 2010 song, but I didn’t find it until early this year).
  2. My favorite secular song I’ve listened to in the last year is one I just talked about in our most current Youth Culture Window article about the top hits of 2012. That is Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye.

Your turn! Use the comment feature to post your two favs and I’ll choose the winner  tomorrow, on the release date, January 8th at noon, Pacific time! I’ll Tweet the winner, then post it right here on this blog post.

WINNERS: Great list of songs posted. Thank you all for your submissions. I think Matt Redmond’s 10,000 Reasons was the overwhelming choice of Christian songs. And secular… maybe Call me Maybe. Here’s the 5 winners:

1. Josh Stitcher (Matt Redmond and The Script)
2. Dan Neighbors (Gungor and Coldplay)
3. Roger (Matt Redmond and Fun)
4. Kelly Sykes (Matt Redmond and Pink)
5. Julie Smith (who was  brave enough to admit that Pay Phone was her favorite secular song! LOL)

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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130 Responses to 5 Copies of Chris Tomlin’s Newest

  1. Tyler says:

    Christian song-falling down from lecrae

    Secular song-not your fault from awolnation

  2. Aaron Holman says:

    Favorite Christian song: Treading paper by Thrice
    Favorite Secular song: Too close to love you by Alex Clare

  3. Aaron Long says:

    My favorite Christian song that I discovered this past year was Manifesto by The City Harmonic (even though it came out in Fall 2011).
    My favorite Secular song from this past year is I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons. Thanks!

  4. Favorite Christian Song: I agree- Beautiful Things hit me hard this past year!
    Favorite Secular Song: Gotta go with Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepson

  5. Laurie says:

    Favorite Christian Song: Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave

    Secular: I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons

  6. 10,000 Reasons….after an amazing summer missions trip

    LMFO-not a good one but have had a great time with my youth picking fun of t hat song… and talking about what not to do….. 🙂

  7. Kim says:

    Secular Gotye Someone that I used to know! I heard this song when it first came out loved it! Downloaded it and my 12 year old thought I was so lame and few months later she and all her friends had it on ipod. Mom wasn’t so lame afterall

    Christian Sanctus real lead me! Awesome lyrics

  8. Jerel Peters says:

    Favorite Christian Song: Thousand Foot Krutch – War of Change

    Favorite Secular Song: David Guetta – Titanium

  9. Josh Stitcher says:

    Christian Song is 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redmond

    Secular Song is Nothing by The Script

  10. Aaron Vance says:

    Favorite Christian Song that I’ve heard recently: Stronger by Hillsong

    Favorite Secular Song: Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis … (not much of a secular listener, but my wife played this one for me and it’s catchy and clean)

  11. Chris Soltis says:

    My favorite Christian song from this past year would be Anthem Lights – Can’t Get Over You.
    My favorite secular song from this past year would be Owl City – Fireflies.

  12. Greg Steele says:

    Christian Song: Here We Go, KB
    Secular Song: Good Time, Owl City

  13. Dave Rinehart says:

    Favorite christian song is: “Storms I never see” by Legacy Five (it’s been a rough year for family health)
    Sorry or rather happy to say I don’t listen to secular music.

  14. Hazel Woods says:

    1. My favourite Christian song that I have listened to this year has got to be “Abide With Me” sung by Emeli Sande in the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony. It was amazing to hear the silence of so many people whilst the old classic was sung.
    2. My favourite secular song has to be Emeli Sande again singing, “Next To Me”. The lyrics send such a positive message to young women about the type of guy they should hold out for along with such an amazing melody that you just find yourself singing along to. It reminds me of my faithful husband too!

  15. Casey says:

    Favorite Christian song: Cornerstone by Hillsong. Love singing that in worship service.

    Favorite secular song: probably Stars by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, but I actually like Amanda Brown’s version from The Voice better.

  16. Pam says:

    I know the Maker of the Wind – Big Daddy Weave

    Begin Again – Taylor Swift.

  17. Jen says:

    ‘Tis So Sweet – Jadon Lavik
    Call me Maybe – Carly Rae

  18. Dan says:

    Favorite Christian song: Spotless by Gungor

    Favorite secular song: Paradise by Coldplay

  19. William Martin says:

    favorite Christian song — Thank You by Ray Boltz — and oldie but forever goodie — the first time I heard this song I had to pull over because I was balling my eyes out — if you are truly called to youth ministry (or any other ministry for that matter) you probably know what I am talking about — and if you have never heard it you MUST give it a listen but be warned you may need some tissues

    favorite secular song — Trouble by Taylor Swift — This song gives young girls an honest picture of what a lot of guys are all about — they don’t truly love the girls they are just on a conquest and know all the right things to say to sweep the girls off their feet but they don’t mean a word they say

  20. Chico says:

    Favorite Christian song this year is Aaron Shuste’s “My Hope is in You.” I’m planning on singing it at church soon.

    My Favorite secular song is “Back Where I Come From” by Kenny Chesney (yeah, I know it’s an older song, but I don’t listen to much secular music, so….). I can identify with it since I grew up in a small town in the south.

  21. Tif Manley says:

    Christian song. I will rise Chris Tomlin
    Secular: I only listen to Christian music but my daughter loves Taylor swift so ill say we are never ever ever getting back together. Lol

  22. Kim says:

    10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman – got to lead this song for worship and our congregation has really resounded with the message of it.

    I’m not one who listens to secular radio right now…off the scene as a youth leader, and have 3 girls @ home so the local xian station is on regularly.

  23. Beaty says:

    Favorite Christian song of the year for me: Furious by Jeremy Riddle
    Favorite secular song: Home by Phillip Phillips

  24. Courtney says:

    1. Not for a moment by Meredith Andrews

    2. It’s time by Imagine Dragons

  25. Tanya Divet says:

    Favorite Christian song last year – “Remind me Who I Am” by Jason Grey. I really struggled with some identity stuff last year (who hasn’t?), and I loved the way this song just cut through it all and reminded me that even when everything else feels pointless, I matter to God.

    Favorite Secular song last year – “Pontoon” by Little Big Town (country). This song is so typically country it makes me laugh. It’s also got a great lazy-summer thing going on with the drawl and all. Even in November, it made me think of warm, sunny, lazy days!

  26. Jason says:

    Toby Mac with Lecrae – Forgiveness

    Miranda Lambert – Baggage Claim

  27. Zane Hart says:

    Favorite Christian Song of 2012: Aaron Keyes, “Sovereign Over Us” (it isn’t often you find a beautiful and accessible worship song all about God’s sovereignty) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPkMbhydU9I
    Favorite Secular Song of 2012: Mumford and Sons, “Not With Haste” (in 2012’s album Babel, they continue to plumb more deeply into the nature of the human heart, its pain, loneliness, numbness, its insatiable longing for satisfaction, God, and heaven).

  28. Roger says:

    Fav Christian song Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons
    Fav Secular song Fun. Some Nights

  29. Brent says:

    Two songs that if they were not in digital format – would have been completely warbled, worn out and useless by now:

    Christian – “Love Notes” by Chris Lee Cobbins (I think is a Lacrae project/protege as he gives a nod to Lacrae on GetWellSoon)

    secular – “You and I” by Paper Route – presented on a Summer mix sampler from NoiseTrade along with numerous other “positive” messages if not explicitly Christian.

    Thank you, Jonathan for your giving spirit.

  30. Brent Weldon says:

    Favorite Christian song–“Speak Life” by TobyMac–it reminds me of my purpose as a follower of Christ. It’s not about just sharing the gospel, but Life. The double meaning truly gets to me and i know it is also inspiring for crisis pregnancy workers who aren’t just trying to save unborn, but also the hearts and souls of so many scared women (and not just a few young men). One of my favorites of all time is DC Talk’s “Red Letters”, because it was the red letters that i read when the Lord called me back to Him after a long spell of rebellion. i couldn’t concentrate on studying for a mid-term nor sleep; it was the middle of the night and i was convicted to read through all four gospels, reading only the red letters and skipping the black print. As i read it through, and especially when i finished, i wept and embraced Christ on a whole new deeper level than i had ever known as a boy when i had prayed to receive Christ. i bombed the test, but realized Life–not a bad trade-off.

    Favorite secular song–“Some Nights” by FUN–it has a great sound and skilled musicians, but mostly it reminds me of the Lord’s call to minister to those who are disappointed, angry, and broken-hearted. The song is popular because the message resonates with so many. It reminds of why i should speak Life. i shared the lyrics of the song in a sermon recently, reminding us all of why Jesus is the answer to the attitude expressed in the song.

    Bonus take regarding my favorite movie of the year: i don’t like musicals much at all because i just don’t like that much singing in one sitting. Some musicals i like the story and i just fast forward at least some of the songs unless family members are present that want to hear them (like Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, etc.). A couple of years ago i watched Les Miserables, the movie verision with Liam Neeson. What a great movie! Last week i had a daddy-daughter date with my 15 year old and i went to see Hugh Jackman’s Les Miserables. While i don’t like musicals, this one really was outstanding. i’m usually more of a war movie or sci-fi kind of guy, but i highly recommend it. i didn’t care for the final scene really, but the story of redemption is very powerful. i’m not a crying kind of guy, but i teared up three times (especially during “I Had a Dream”, and i’m not ashamed of it.

    • Good feedback Brent. I felt the same about a lot of fun.’s songs… they seem to really express a very real heartfelt cry of the lost. I chimed in a little about that in this week’s Youth Culture Window article about the top songs of 2012.

  31. Scot Davis says:

    Favorite Christians Songs: Made for You–Building 429 and Steal My Show–TobyMac

    Favorite Secular Songs: That’s Why I Pray–Big & Rich and Water Tower Town–Scotty McCreery

  32. Stephen Page says:

    Favorite Christian Song this year: Chains Hit the Ground – Leeland

    Favorite Secular Song: One Foot – fun. (Favorite might be the wrong word. I don’t agree with it but I appreciate the candid look that it offers into the thinking of many that do not follow Christ and it has helped shape how I interact with some people of the same thinking)

  33. Joey Fine says:

    Christian Song – Mountaintop – City Harmonic

    Secular – I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons

  34. Trisha Allen says:

    Christian song – Matt Redman’s 10,000 Reasons…I could sing this song over and over again.

    Secular song – At the risk of being ridiculed, it’s Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. It’s just a catchy song. It’s hard to get out of my head once I hear it.

  35. J.D. says:

    1. Christian Song – The Proof of Your Love – For King and Country

    2. Secular Song – Galaxies – Owl City (It’s from 2011 but I heard it the first time in November)

  36. My favorite Christian song that I found this year was “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman. Talk about a song that I couldn’t get out of my head or my heart, this song has been with me all year. Unless somebody posts before I do, then I’ll make the 5th person that this is their favorite Christian song. I should specify that this is my favorite Christian worship song. My favorite Christian non-worship song is actually “Hello, My Name Is” by Matthew West, on his newest album “Into The Light”. I like artists that tell real stories with their music, and Matthew West’s albums “Into The Light” and “The Story of Your Life” are fantastic, because both tell true stories that are actually from Matthew West’s fan base instead of from Matthew West himself.

    My favorite secular song would have to be Lindsey Stirling’s “Crystalize”. Something about dubstep mixed with the violin makes for a good combination. Add into that the energy she brings to the stage (and her music videos), and think it’s a grand mixture.

  37. Michelle Ohlman says:

    My favorite Christian song is Who Am I- by Casting Crowns, it is a constant reminder to humble myself, when I watch the video I cry every time. To be loved by Christ, what a miracle!

    Favorite secular: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae because on vacation this summer our family did the actions and sang our hearts out to it..laughed a lot and ended our singing session with You Raise Me Up by Selah.

    Thanks for your blog Jonathon!

  38. Eleanor says:

    Christmas Song: New one this year by Kutless ‘This is Christmas’.
    Secular: …. I don’t really listen to secular music, unless is movies. So in all honesty I have no favorites. Not even trying to be ‘Christiany’ about, its just me.

  39. Melanie Connors says:

    My favorite Christian song this year has been “Be Born In Me” by Francesca Battestelli and I don’t listen to secular music either very much but a song I happened upon that I love is Barton Hollow by Civil Wars.

  40. Cheryl Klosinski says:

    Favorite Christian song for 2012: Sound of Your Voice, by third Day. I think it was released in 2011 though.
    Favorite secular – discovered in 2012: Redemption Song by Bob Marley. Ya Mon.

  41. Rick Roessler says:

    10,000 reasons Matt Redmond
    You look like rain Morphine

  42. Steve says:

    I must have great taste!

    Favourite Christian Song: 10,000 Reasons

    Favourite Secular Song: Somebody that I Used to Know

    My brain is now trying to decide which to get stuck in my head all day!

  43. Renay says:

    Favorite Christian song- “Please Forgive Me” by Jason Crabb

    Favorite Sec song- “I drive your truck” by Lee Brice

  44. Yuri Doroshuk says:

    1. 10,000 Reasons-Matt Redman
    2. Someone Like You-Adele

  45. Jerry Stire says:

    Never Once by Matt Redman

    anything by NeedtoBreathe!

  46. Sande Quattlebaum says:

    Christian – “Blessings” by Laura Story (it’s from 2011 but I didn’t hear it until this year!
    Secular – do I have to pick one? “Someone Like You” – Adele

  47. Brian says:

    My favorite Christian song of 2012 has to be Kings and Queens by Audio Adreanaline.

    For a secular song, I really enjoyed the song at the end of The Avengers – Live To Rise by Soundgarden. But of course, Rush released an album in 2012 – they’re hard to beat…

  48. Haley Brochu says:

    Christian Song – My Savior My God – Aaron Shust (not a new song by any means but an incredible song nonetheless)

    Secular song – Dancing in the Minefields – Andrew Peterson

  49. Lisa Taylor says:

    Falling Down – Bebo Norman
    Lights – Ellie Goulding

  50. TK says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    My favorite Christan album (can’t pick just one song) is For King & Country

    Secular Song Katy Perry’s Wide Awake

    Thanks for all you do! Tristan

  51. Brandon says:

    1…Jimmy Needham’s “Clear The Stage”
    2…Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe”…Don’t listen to much secular but my kids play this one all the time.

  52. Mike Farrens says:

    Favorite Christian song: My Hero – Planetshakers (not a new song, but one that’s been in my head all year) My favorite song released in 2012 would have to be: 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman.

    Favorite secular song: 50 Ways to Say Goodbye – Train (watch the music video, it is hilarious)

  53. Kelly Sykes says:

    Favorite Christian song – 10,000 reasons Matt Redman

    Favorite Secular song – Try by Pink

  54. Jesse M says:

    Christian Song-The One You Need by Shane and Shane (My daughter was born this past April so that song was perfect)
    Secular Song-I don’t really listen to a lot, but I did think the song Everybody Talks had a catchy tune so I’ll use it.

  55. Joshua says:

    Favorite faith-based song? Too many to mention. 🙂 Umm…

    Love on Display by Trip Lee ft. Andy Mineo (big Holy Hip-hop fan)

    Favorite secular song? Hmm, Honestly… I do not listen to much which is not based on faith. So much ‘junk’ out there anymore. If I had to pick…

    Every Storm Runs Out of Rain by Gary Allen. Oh, and usually… I am NOT a fan of country. However, song has an amazing message.

  56. Aaron says:

    Favorite Christian Song – Worshiping You by Deluge, One of my teens brought it to our worship band and we redid the bridge into vocal rounds and its powerful.

    Favorite non-christian song – Some Nights by Fun. I love this song, edit the F-Bomb out of the middle of it… just because thats the good christian thing to say. With a military background it speaks to me

  57. Joshua says:

    Surprised to see many people think Owl City is a secular group too, as they are Christian based. They were even at Creation NE two years ago. Adam Young is an amazing writer. 🙂

    • The whole line between Christian and secular music makes me laugh. What really divides it… the label? Switchfoot are definitely a great group of Christian guys, but they sing on a secular label and often sing about “normal stuff.” Some would call them secular. What about the song you just sang at your nephew’s birthday party, “Happy Birthday”? Is that Christian? Is that okay to sing? 🙂 If someone decides to sing a song about pain or a relationship… or waterskiing… does that mean it’s not Christian? We need to teach our kids discernment, and that has nothing to do with a label. It has to do with truth. (stepping off soap box)

  58. Becca says:

    My favorite Christian songs (it’s a tie for me) are “You Revive Me” by Christy Nockles and “Jesus, Son of God” by Chris Tomlin from the Passion 2012 album.

    My favorite secular song is “Fix You” by Coldplay. I think this is a pretty old song, but I didn’t hear it until this year. 🙂

  59. Clevern McBride says:

    Favorite Christian song: Forever Reign by Passion Worship band

    Unfortunately the only secular music I hear is in movies so I don’t even know what to say for that one. I did love the music in the Avengers movie.

  60. james carman says:

    Christian song: Anberlin “Self Starter”

    Secular song: Dream Theater “On the Backs of Angels”

  61. Julie Smith says:

    Christian: Blessings by Laura Story
    Secular: Pay Phone by Maroon 5 (nonexplicit version!) didn’t know there was a bad one

    • Ha. Thanks for your honesty Julie. Yes, Adam Levine from Maroon 5 has a great voice and their songs are pretty catchy. Unfortunately, he often sings about hooking up, one night stands, etc. Too bad.

  62. Dave Felts says:

    Favorite Christian song – Me Without You by TobyMac

    Secular song – Home by Phillip Phillips

  63. Tony Walsh says:

    Christian – 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman, No explanation needed!!

    Secular – Ho Hey by The Lumineers, Discovered this using the “Jonathan McKee” method of using itunes top ten for a music Bible Study about Love.

  64. Evelyn says:

    Christian song – by far 10,000 reasons by Matt Redman – rejoicing with this one with a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer but has it contained and a great treatment plan and many people praying for her and over her to see God in it all

    Secular song – What makes you beautiful by One Direction
    (thanks to my daughter who loves anything they play and we hear it over and over and over again – begins to grow on you 😉

  65. Ben Palm says:

    Christian song of 2012: You Are I Am by MercyMe

    Secular song of 2012: New Way Out by Tremonti

  66. Jeremy Hetzel says:

    Building 429 – Where I Belong

    One Direction – What Makes you Beautiful — Makes me think of my wife! (She loves the song.)

  67. Troy Whitlow says:

    Christian Song: Can’t Get Over You – Anthem Lights

    Secular: Just Fishin’ – Trace Adkins

  68. Mark Boatman says:

    Favorite Christian Song: So Far Gone by Thousand Foot Krutch

    Favorite Secular Song: Fly Over States by Jason Aldean

    Love the source4ym site! Use it all the time!

  69. Patti Dempster says:

    Build Your Kingdom Here-Rend Collective
    Moved my heart and my feet!

    That’s What Makes You Beautiful-One Direction
    Not my fault-I hang with junior high girls!!!

  70. Brandon says:

    Phil wickman- divine romance
    Adele-someone like you

  71. Mel says:

    Christian – beneath the waters (I will rise) by hillsong
    Secular – I have no clue. No surplus time to listen to such.

  72. Jessica says:

    Christian song – Yahweh by Chris Tomlin
    Secular – Josephine by Joey+Rory

  73. Patrick Kilby says:

    Favorite Christian Song:
    You’re Love Never Fails By Jesus Culture Band

    Favorite Secular Song:
    If I Die Young By The Band Perry

  74. Rhonda says:

    My fav Christian song this past year is 10,000 Blessings by Matt Redman (Ps 103 is my fav!) & Never Alone by Barlow Girl – sorry, couldn’t decide.
    My fav Secular one is I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz.

  75. Cari says:

    My favorite Christian song: Every Time You Run (feat. Trevor MacNevan) – Manafest

    Favorite secular song: Not In Love – Crystal Castles

  76. Melissa says:

    “You Are I Am” by MercyMe has resonated in my heart this past year. To me, it has been about finding and be committed to a time to be still and now that God is in charge – that he is the Great I Am! It has served as a reminder to close out the voices of this world and rely on Him. In 2012, at an advanced maternal age, my husband and I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy girl -just 12 days ago. God answers prayers that were lifted up as far back as 12 years ago.

    For secular music, “Changed” by Rascal Flatts, seems to have a universal theme, that reminds me that God is still in the life changing business. When I hear this song, I can visualize myself as born again, my husband as born again, and our children, as well as all the saints, as born again. I love the fact that Flatts is reaching so many people with God’s message of redemption.

  77. Susan Daggett says:

    Christian song Blessing by Laura Story
    Secular Home by Phillip Phillips

  78. Dan says:

    Christian- Toby Mac- “Steal My Show” (just resonates w/me as a youth pastor)

    Secular- One Republic- “Feel Again” (once again resonates w/me as a youth pastor, as song for today’s church and it’s youth)

  79. Marc Daniel Rivera says:

    Beneath the Water (I Will Rise) by Hillsong is my favorite Christian song last year

    and

    Little things By One Direction became my Fave secular song for 2012 🙂

    thanks Bro!

  80. Greg says:

    Jesus take all of Me (Just as I am) – by Brenton Brown

    Some Nights – FUN – Most Catchy song and tune, but lyrics show what a youth ministry is all about (“some nights, I don’t care” – that is who are ministry is for)

  81. Nick O'Donnell says:

    1.) Christians – New York to La or (NY 2 LA) by Press Play

    2.) Secular – Call me maybe by Carly Rea – I really just like the remixes done by that song. The best one in my opinion is a youtube video done by teachers as the seniors think they are giving there testimonials
    The second re-mix of the NFL REFS was funny as well.

  82. Steven Bales says:

    Favorite Christian song: I want a Mac (Tru Dog) on TobyMac’s “Eye On it” cd
    My youth kids love the entire cd of TobyMac and many got it for Christmas!

    Favorite Secular song: Pitbull “Don’t stop the Party” Little embarrased to say that, but I love the catchy tune!

    • Ha. Yes, you should be embarrassed. 🙂 Although it’s hard to avoid this song if you watch Football… it’s played practically every commercial break. Just don’t watch the video. Pitbull is a playa.

  83. Mike says:

    My favorite christian song this past year is “All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons and Daughters.

    My favorite secular song is “Good Time” by Owl City

  84. Scott Murray says:

    1) Speak Life – Toby Mac
    Huge impact on me as I prepared to officiate the funeral of a 16 year-old from my football team.

    2) Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
    The Steelers version of this from training camp is hilarious.

    And to balance the fact I wrote the Steelers name on your blog comments; Go Broncos 🙂

  85. Misti says:

    Christian song: Hold Me by Jamie Grace & Toby MacMac

    Secular song: I like the folksy sound of the band The Civil Wars

  86. Misti says:

    Sorry Toby, I know your last name is not MacMac….my phone just wasn’t cooperating. 🙂

  87. Brandon says:

    Christian song – Not Home Yet by Building 429
    Secular Song – As Long as Our Hearts are Beating by Jenny and Tyler

  88. Chad Feight says:

    Christian Song: “Risen From the Grave” by Worth Dying For

    Secular Song: Alright, a little embarassing, but I thought “Gangam Style” is hilarious…plus it’s the only secular song I can remember the name of.

  89. Bobby Wilson says:

    Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed

    Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

  90. Jake says:

    Favorite Christian song: For the Honor…Elevation Worship
    Favorite Secular song: The Everglow….Mae (been out for a while, but that whole CD is great.)

  91. Wow…didn’t know I had to provide commentary with my selection. Guess I’m too busy listening to music to spend time typing! 😉

  92. Chris says:

    Favorite Christian Song of 2012: God Have Mercy by David Crowder

    Favorite Secular Song of 2012: Something from the new Bad Books album… great album.

  93. Nate says:

    Christian Song: Moving Forward by Ricardo Sanchez
    Secular Song: Just a Kiss – Lady Antebellum

  94. Josh says:

    Christian: Audrey Assad “Sparrow”

    Secular: Zac Brown Band “The Wind”

  95. Aaron says:

    Probably: “We Are Here For You” by Matt Redman. A great reminder for the church that turns into a great prayer at the pre-chorus.

    Secular: hmmm… “Home” by American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips

  96. Joseph Villa says:

    My favorite Christian Song is Proof of Your Love by For King and Country
    and my favorite secular song is Clockwork Angels by Rush (loved them for the last 30 years)

  97. Sarah Penner says:

    Favourite Christian Song ~ Sovereign Over Us by Aaron Keyes. It doesn’t matter how many times I hear this song, I am hit over and over again with how amazing our God is. ‘Your plans are still to prosper. You have not forgotten us.’ Amazing!

    Favourite Non-Christian Song ~ ‘I Run To You’ by Lady Antebellum. I love the tune and the lyrics. ‘When it all starts coming undone.’ Running towards the one you love doesn’t seem to be so popular these days in the world.

  98. Jennifer Teeler says:

    My favorite Christian song of late has been “Oh, How He Loves Us” by the David Crowder Band. We had a young man on our worship team that sang a beautiful rendition of this song – I got goose bumps every time he performed it.

    Secular – I really like oldies (really old, like “Ain’t no Sunshine”). But lately, my daughter and I have been listening to Lenka in the car and we like to sing along with “Heart Skips a Beat.”

  99. Aaron Reinard says:

    Favorite christian:all the poor and powerless by all sons and daughters

    Secular: counting crows untitled love song

  100. Terry says:

    Christian: After All (Holy): DC*B
    Secular: Breathe: U2

  101. Jeff Brown says:

    Favorite Christian Song: GOD by Stryper…awesome song…great lyrics and amazing guitars…only wish they played it when I saw them live in Nashville

    Favorite Secular Song: Heaven and Hell…Stryper…both of these are on their Coverings album…they did play this one in concert…great driving music!

  102. Marti Statler says:

    My fave Christian song this year is Come to Me by Jenn Johnson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY0Vz8fvIhE

    My fave secular song is Wide Awake by Katy Perry

  103. Scott Ritter says:

    A favorite Christian song – Reflection by Urban Rescue

    A favorite secular song – Ronan by Taylor Swift – great back story also – chokes me up …

  104. Phil Ball says:

    Favorite Christian Song – “Ready or Not” by Britt Nicole. I love the message of being bold in sharing our faith. I’m surprised myself that this is my pick since female led pop has never really been my favorite, but Britt Nicole really put out an incredible album.

    Favorite Secular Song – “Home” by Phillip Phillips. I didn’t watch American Idol and I’m not a fan because I share his name. It’s just that ever since they used his song in the Olympics, I found it very catchy and stuck in my head, but not in the usual annoying way. I liked that it got stuck in my head.

  105. Julie says:

    1. Thankful—Toby Mac (love the whole Eye On It cd)

    2. Paradise–Cold Play
    ….I realize I’m a little late…sorry 🙂

  106. Holly Fink says:

    1 …..Where I belong Building 429
    2 …..A thousand years from TWILIGHT!!!!!! by Christina Perri

  107. Marites says:

    my Favorite Christian song is Nothing is Impossible by Planetshakers
    my Favorited Secular song is Wide Awake by Katy Perry 🙂

    I’d Love to win :)) Blessings!

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