I needed something crazy. I needed something that would push my heart back into the Lord.” – Jon Thurlow
Jon Thurlow’s story is about doing whatever it takes to be close to Jesus. After getting his bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music from Nyack college, he found himself at the International House of Prayer with a choice to make. Was he going to pursue God with everything or fall away?
That’s when he joined the Fire in the Night team and began to pray through the watches of the night multiple times a week.
This is intense. But we need to be intense when it comes to Jesus. But also talk music, keys, the new album, songwriting, and more.
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In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- The power of active music listening
- Reckless faith and doing whatever it takes to be close to Jesus
- Joyful spiritual disciplines
- How to not get bored in prayer
- Why songs are simply on-ramps for encounter
- What it was like working with producer Brown Bannister
- Getting around people who are better than you
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Show Sponsor: Elevation Collective
- Show Sponsor: Pads Live by Coresound
- Music: Different Story by Jon Thurlow
- Website: Jon Thurlow
- Website: NYACK College
- Website: International House of Prayer
- Twitter: @jonmthurlow
- Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen
- Book: In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen
- Book: The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God by John Piper
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