Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Friday, March 30, 2018

Farrell & Farrell's Most Popular Song

(We were privileged to spend a wonderful day with the Farrells in Italy touring Venice with them in the late 80s.)

Farrell & Farrell (Bob & Jayne) was/is a husband-wife duo that recorded albums in Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) from about 1977 to 1991. Their music ministry took them literally all over the world, including several trips behind the Iron Curtain before the wall came down. The Farrell's were one of the last groups in the Christian Industry that gave Alter Calls after every concert. Bob & Jayne were the first Christian Group to use Synthesizers and brought a new sound in Christian Music that no other Christian Group had ever done. The Duo has recorded over 25 LP's / CD's throughout their amazing Ministry. They had some of Christian Music's biggest hit songs like : All You Need, Boundless Love, People In A Box, & People All Over The World. Since those chart topping days the Farrell's have remained very busy with Ministry and Family life. They have raised two beautiful daughters and are proud grandparents.

Bob has become one of Christian Music's greatest song writers and has won many awards for writing #1 songs for some of the world's greatest Artists like: Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Michael English, Wynonna Judd, Eric Clapton, Anne Murray, and Dianna Ross among others. He has also written several stage musicals called, "Savior", "LaVoyage" and the critically acclaimed "Hero". Bob is also writing movie screenplays, directing & composing for Christian Films. Farrell has also just released a CD of his own called "Bob Farrell Collection".

As for Bob's beautiful wife Jayne, she was always compared to Karen Carpenter with her smooth voice range and has been busy being a loving Grandmother. Jayne has a huge heart for missions and the homeless. She spends her time serving others and has been called by God to talk to the church about tough issues the church doesn't want to hear about these days like getting right with God, becoming holy, and about going back to the basics of the Word Of God.

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