Concert Review: Kenny Bishop 7-15-06

I got to hear Kenny Bishop in concert last night. He had some sound system issues at first. (Running tracks from a laptop is NOT a good idea…too many variables vs. a simpler, dedicated music playing machine like a CD player or Mini-disc.) Fortunately, they got the kinks worked out after three or four songs. I believe he sang all the songs from his new CD, which I reviewed a couple of months ago.

When sharing his testimony, Bishop took full responsibility for the demise of the Bishops in 2001 and told how God followed him even when he tried to run to a place he thought God wouldn’t go.

That should be an encouragement to us all. Sometimes, even those people who have lived a life of deliberate deception discover the mercy and grace of God. In Bishop’s case, it took his world “crashing down” (his words) and a period of rebellion before he allowed God to totally have his way in his life. What I admire most is that he’s man enough to go on stage night after night and explain his failures to yet another group of strangers.

Now I clearly don’t recommend testing God in the way Kenny Bishop did. Jesus told Thomas that people of faith will be blessed for believing without seeing the proof. Still, it was a real encouragement to hear Bishop bear witness to the faithfulness of God.

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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  1. Chad
    Reply July 17, 22:11 #1 Chad

    Dave, I believe youy mean 7/15 not 6/15.

    Chad




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