Steven Curtis Chapman Speaks About ‘The Promise Of God’ In His New Music
By Movieguide® Contributor
Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman recently shared about his past success in the music industry and how God used that for His glory.
“[I] didn’t start writing songs thinking, ‘Hey, maybe I can have a career in this,'” Chapman told Faithwire in a new interview. “I started writing songs in high school because I had read some things in the Bible that were really sort of stirring in me, and I thought, ‘I want to process that. I want to talk to somebody about that.'”
Chapman, who is currently on tour with his “An Evening With Steven Curtis Chapman” concert series, said he is grateful to continue making and sharing his music.
“The music I am blessed to get to write and share has this incredible forward-remembering of what’s to come, and the promises of God and the hope we need so much right now,” Chapman explained. “Never have we needed it more, I feel like, in our world. The pandemic and all the unrest and now war going on in our world.”
Even though the musician has been writing songs and making albums for almost four decades, Chapman said he isn’t finished yet.
“As long as I’m breathing, I think songs are going to come,” he said. “I’m going to want to have that conversation with people and be able to think, ‘Here’s what I’m thinking, here’s what … I’m being encouraged with.”
Chapman recently leant some of his songs to the Movieguide® Award-nominated movie A WEEK AWAY.
Movieguide® previously reported on Chapman’s work on the movie A WEEK AWAY:
He thought it would be cheesy. After all, what musical about a Christian camp wouldn’t be, well, campy?
“I mean, if it’s people trying to make great art that’s redemptive, that’s got a message of faith and hope, I’m like, ‘Go for it!’ But so often, I’m like, ‘Okay, man, way to go! Hopefully next time, we can do it even better,'” Steven Curtis Chapman says of trying to encourage Christian projects that maybe aren’t the best.
“So I wasn’t sure,” he said of being asked to participate in A WEEK AWAY.
But then, “I saw the first little clip, and I heard the music, I saw the choreography, I saw the cinematography saw the editing. Just in like a little 30-45 second clip, I went, ‘Okay, I’m in, I’m buying,'” the contemporary Christian artist says.
“This is great. I feel like it’s going to be a great film, and I don’t even know the storyline or how the songs were going to work into the story and all of that yet, I just thought, ‘This is going to be well done. I’m believing in this.’ And boy was I not disappointed! I’m blown away with it. I’m a huge fan,” he said.
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