Matt Redman Says “The Church Needs its Poets”

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Christian Lyrics, Psalms, Songwriting | No Comments

“The church needs its poets – people who somehow congregationally, biblically and relevantly translate all that’s happening around them into words for the church to sing.” – Matt Redman

That sounds to me like we need a lot of modern-day Davids. So, why are we spending our church services singing about the situational relevance of 3,000 years ago, when we could have modern-day poets sing about the struggles of community within the modern-day church?