Terry MacAlmon - For The Lord Is Good

Published Thursday 13th October 2005
Terry MacAlmon - For The Lord Is Good
Terry MacAlmon - For The Lord Is Good

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
LABEL: Terry MacAlmon Ministries 29151
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Stuart Blackburn

Herein, Terry MacAlmon leads an evening of worship from the World Prayer Center, Colorado Springs. The word "live" could be questioned as the accompaniment is supplied on the night by programming overlaid with Terry's accomplished keyboard skills. His preferred instrumental voice is a not unconvincing grand piano although it does become plinky-plonky after a while. Terry is supported by backing vocalists Shauna Chanda and Ruth Ann Johnson whose names are buried deep in the closing credits. The majority of the nine songs are Terry's own and they lack distinction. Others, including Darlene's "Shout To The Lord", also fail to stand out and the overall effect is that of worship wallpaper. If this had been a music CD then it might have a little merit, but the decision to burn this to DVD makes no sense. What is there to see? The camera is repeatedly poked into the faces of worshippers with eyes closed, kneeling, praying and with hands raised. It is intrusive and does nothing to inspire worship at home. Theologically all of the songs are extraordinarily lightweight and make precious little contribution to an understanding of the nature and character of God. Charismatic slush worship at its worst.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Neville Verster in Fountain Hills, AZ @ 08:41 on May 23 2014

Having been a Choir member under direction of some world-class Directors, I can in all honesty say that this is one of my all-time favorite Worship DVD's. How anyone can miss the PROFOUND moving of the Holy Spirit with the most amazing God honoring worship of Terry MacAlmon, Shauna Chanda and Ruth Ann Johnson is simply beyond me. There are few DVD's that bring a continuous flow of tears of gratitude (for Salvation), Joy, Grace, Peace, deep appreciation and profound engagement. Oh my, what an unbelievable compilation. Terry's worship makes me realize how awesome it will be when we worship the Savior when we see Him at His feet! Amen. Thank you all for a most profound piece of music - my favorite. Thank you. Neville Verster

Posted by jason in gehenna @ 02:59 on Jan 17 2007

Stuart Blackburn sounds like a sore loser. "Charismatic slush" is a sad term to apply to this CD, God has blessed worshippers with intimate time alone giving their devotion and praise to God. What is wrong with this? Not all worship songs have to describe the nature and character of God (and dont get me wrong, Terry does sing hymns as well).

Reply by Tony Cutty in Devon @ 16:16 on Aug 1 2017

This is anointed worship, straight from the Throne Room of Heaven. Terry and his singers aer worshippers. It is clear from the review that Stuart has not entered into the spirit of it at all. Take no notice of him. This is brilliant worship that has lifted me up in my hour of deepest need. As a worship leader myself, I recommend this music for private listening or for use in small group meetings. Buy it; you will not be disappointed. Stuart, your review is reprehensible and you should recant. And for the record, Terry MacAlmon's style does indeed involve what Stuart mistakenly calls 'recorded' music...but it is actually MIDI music, yes, recorded before in terms of its content, but played live on Terry's equipment during the singing. And once each song has run its course, Terry leads people into worship that is not covered by the backing tracks. All you need to do is to look for Terry MacAlmon's cover of 'When I look into your Holiness' on YouTube and you will see what a gifted worship leader he is, as he masterfully works with the Holy Spirit, especially from about 4 minutes onwards. When all things that surround become shadows indeed...theology is irrelevant when this kind of worship is in the room. And, Stuart, when you can play the piano like Terry MacAlmon, and lead worship like Terry MacAlmon, then and only then will you earn the right to criticise. If you can't walk the walk; don't try to talk the talk. This is the problem with critics, though, isn't it? They criticise things that are so far beyond their own abilities, and it is sickening. When you can do what Terry can do, then you can criticise. Until then, keep it zipped, eh mate?

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