Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Passion Movement Speaks

You guys rock! We all awakened to the nice little surprise of the Passion banner on the iTunes main page, linking to the new Passion/sixsteps store page with all our projects in one spot. We knew it was coming, but thought it would be more fun for you to discover on your own. You guys are making a statement today: there is a generation of God-lovers out there, a generation passionate for the One who frees and redeems.

While you were enjoying the new bundle it was rocketing up to #6. We heard it hit #4 at one point, but it stills shows #6 now. We'll see what tomorrow holds. Thank you
for speaking up and linking together. I have a feeling there are a ton of Passion 06 people out there who don't know about the Brown Bundle. You've got to help us find them and get them on board. The Party Song offer is still on the table for WHENEVER, and we just might pull it off...if that happens, the clip is waiting in the wings. Let's make some more iTunes noise tomorrow...climb higher and stay there for a while.

The Indescribable Tour was in Nashville tonight at the historic Ryman Auditorium. There was a great Passion contingent on hand (I loved watching your faces as th
e Glimpse video played!), but as earnestly as you tried to get Party started, the overall crowd vibe just wasn't there. I was proud of your organization and effort though, and it was such an honor to worship with you. BTW, heard about a couple of unique T's in the crowd. Thanks for the shout out!

Most of all, it's been a day of remembering. We had a big event this afternoon where Chris received his Gold Record for Arriving and I remembered the early days when God breathed sixsteps to life... and all the steps we have trusted Him for in between. There is no adventure like following Him. And we remembered all of you from Passion 06 as we spent the day in downtown Nashville. Something is forever different about this place in my heart. Tonight we prayed for all of you, asking God to fan the flame in your hearts. What a ride this Passion journey. Following God is unmatched in this world!

Louie (and the sixsteps/Passion Team)


  • If you start at the iTMS home page and then 'Choose Genre' as Inspirational, and then look at the top, there is a link to an entire page called the 'Passion Worship Movement.' Keep it up people, God is doing something through the thousands of us enjoying all this wonderful music. I dont know if any of you have ever heard this quote but I just feel like sharing it, 'God is a comedian playing to a crowd that's too afraid to laugh' - Voltaire

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 1:54 AM  

  • It was so good to worship with you guys again tonight... it was such a sweet time to be able to remember our time at Passion06 and think about the ways God has changed my life since then and continues to work in unbelievable ways. I really enjoyed the "glimpse" video too... I think it really gave the Nashville group (which from where i was sitting in the very last row, didn't seem too full of Passion06 students) an idea of how God met with us and is using our generation to change history, all for His glory. Thanks to all the Passion team for your hard work and allowing God to work through your ministry in such a mighty way.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 2:38 AM  

  • LOUIE!
    What an AWESOME night at the Ryman! I think the message gets better every time I hear it. Thanks for making me feel small!!!!!!! You were talking about how slow it was to download the astronomical picks on dial-up......your talks took forever too! Ha ha ha! I am a true blue 268er since I already have the box set of talks! It's all for that #1 spot...ALL of which is for the glorification of God! RIGHT ON LOUIE!

    By Blogger CarmenSings, at 2/22/2006 2:42 AM  

  • i'm so excited for everything Passion, everything Jesus..! =D
    steph =)

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 2/22/2006 3:03 AM  

  • I don't know how you did it but whatever you did it worked. bundle 2 is somehow now available in the canadian itunes store!!!!!!

    those 2 tracks are amazing i can't wait to hear the CD. and i can't wait till passion 07 in atlanta, it is going to be amazing.

    keep letting God use him to shine his glroy and renown throughout the world.

    i want the charlie hall CD so badley but due to the issues it is not available up here yet :( could someone give me access to their US itunes account or try to gift it to me?

    p.s. i am the guy who went all the way to toronto from alberta. when are you guys coming to Western Canada?

    By Blogger spreading passion in Canada, at 2/22/2006 5:22 AM  

  • It's at #3 wooohhh we can do it!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 7:28 AM  

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    By Blogger gail, at 2/22/2006 7:56 AM  

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    By Blogger gail, at 2/22/2006 8:33 AM  

  • Spreading Passion in Canada, I can't help you out with the CD but if you go to the Passion web site you can get it at their store.
    We have had many things sent to us in Australia and they are quick and reliable.
    Congratulation Chris and co. on the Gold Record. Arriving is a great CD!!!

    By Blogger gail, at 2/22/2006 8:38 AM  

  • I loved EVERYTHING about "Indescribable" in Nashville - the music, the Word, the emotions of Passion06 that resurfaced, even the historicity of the Ryman. *Except* ... no "Party!!" We tried, really we did...
    Thank you for the hard work and sacrifices you (ALL!) made to make nights like that happen all over the country. What a glorious night, giving it all up for God!

    By Blogger KellBelle, at 2/22/2006 8:59 AM  

  • louie,
    passion made the itunes email! how exciting! that means we are spreading the word of Jesus to thousands upon thousands of people who have never who have never heard of the Passion movement before! so amazing! Praise God!


    By Blogger lesykes, at 2/22/2006 9:28 AM  

  • Glad to hear that the tour is going well and that bundle#2 is making an impact on the iTunes charts...for HIS glory!

    Since you made it back to Nashville I thought it would be cool to hear how everyone's Passion WALK is going.

    I was at Passion 06 and God spoke so much to my heart while there. However, it's been almost seven weeks since then and I'm fully convinced and daily reminded that life isn't lived at conferences; it's lived in the real world. Conferences are GREAT opportunities for renewal; a chance to step away from the busyness of our daily routines and spend concentrated time with the Lord and with His people. However there must come a time when we practically apply want we learned and obey what He has said.

    Sunday in church our pastor gave this definition of PASSION-the degree of difficulty we are willing to endure to accomplish the goal. How fitting! Jesus said "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine." It seems to be no mistake that disciple is the root of the word discipline.

    As Louie said in the closing session, we all had to leave Passion and go back home--back to the real world. And in the real world everything at times seems to scream for us to doubt God, doubt His goodness and doubt His word. Sound like the Garden of Eden? A full on attack to get us off course, bury our dreams and render us unfit for service to our King.

    Just thinking this may be a good time for all of us to go back and remember what God spoke to our hearts during our time at Passion. A good time to see if we are still on course, considering what we have learned and obeying what He said.

    Is anyone seeing answers to Passion prayers, building a relationship with a new friend, finding strength to turn from an area of sin, memorizing the book of Colossians, pursuing excellence in their studies, embracing suffering with a new God focus, getting committed to a local body...the possibilities are as endless as our awesome God.

    By Blogger bev strob, at 2/22/2006 10:12 AM  

  • You guys all look so cute and handsome in that picture! Chris' hair has gotten so long.
    I loved seeing the picture of the Gaylord. It brought back the memories of the last two Passions. Its great to look back and remember all that God has let us do and accomplish.


    By Blogger Kelli, at 2/22/2006 10:32 AM  

  • Still praying for you guys, keep up the great work of God.
    Pete in Michigan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 11:01 AM  

  • Louie

    this is so exciting!!!thaanks for all you have done!! the pic is nice.God is awesome and so are all of you.
    have fun in Texas!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 2/22/2006 11:16 AM  

  • i saw that passion banner and thought... how flippin sweet is that?! i think i even said sweet out loud. i even saw that passion cds on iTMS are only $8 now until march 20th. thats cool too, give me a chance to get some of the older stuff. thanks guy for all the hard work, esp time that you spent away from your fams. love you guys. daniel - got a pretty sweet picture of you rockin out in auburn. i might get around to puttin it up. i had made to worship on repeat last night, just going back to being in the middle of it. i think it played about 8 times, what can i say i like to reminisce. the people above me probably think i'm crazy, but i dont mind. mostly bc it is true. it loops very well if anyone wondered. i am burning inside, with his breath in my lungs i pray for that everyday.

    By Blogger will polley, at 2/22/2006 11:39 AM  

  • you know your doing something big when you blow the guys at itunes away.

    wonder if steve jobs has looked over this...?

    i really was blown away when i saw the frount page add. i was also blow away when you the blogger really does read over the comments, i feel are warm and fuzzy inside now louie.

    thanks bunches, i can't stop singing center.

    By Anonymous andrew jacob nesheim-switzer, at 2/22/2006 11:43 AM  

  • its # 5 now!

    By Blogger Branded By Fire, at 2/22/2006 12:58 PM  

  • Hey guys.. THANKYOU!!!

    ---for getting the bundle available for us up here in Canada! It was great to hear Made to Worship so many months since Chris lead it at Passion:Toronto

    plus.. i received Flying into Daybreak in the mail last week.. and i have to say you guys did a wonderful job on that album. the production is so wonderful. Thankyou so much for the blessing.

    for Him

    By Anonymous David, at 2/22/2006 12:58 PM  

  • oh, sure... drop the price of flying into daybreak right after i buy it... haha oh well, it's definitely worth it!

    as for my "passion walk," it's safe to say that God is good. I came home (from Nashville) to find out my mom has breast cancer but God is bigger than cancer. Praise Him all the more! even better, at the start of this month, i was offered a job as the student minister at the church i've been going to!

    all glory and honor and praise to our King!

    By Anonymous Greg, at 2/22/2006 12:59 PM  

  • I was at the Ryman last night and it was amazing. I went to Passion 06 and my life was changed. God used that conference to speak to my heart, a call to abandon everything else and seek after Him wholeheartedly. I had some friends that were not able to go to Passion, but thery came with me last night and it was awesome to see God speak to them in the same way and to be able to worship with them. And I must say that the Passion clip brought tears to my eyes, not sad tears, but happy tears for how awesome God is and for all He has done in my life since then. Thank you for answering His calling on your lives and for making His name RENOWN!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 1:24 PM  

  • Last night was amazing. I went to the Indescriable Tour in the fall in Knoxville, and to Passion, the message never gets old and it just gets better and better.
    It was an awesome time of worship and Im glad I got to go again-- Even though I came from Chattanooga and I had a physiology lab midterm today...and got about 3 hours of sleep last night---it was all more than worth it to be able to worship will yall again and everyone in the crowd.
    I was so happy to hear Made To Worship again last night, and so excited its on itunes.
    It's just too bad we could get the party clap louder though.

    By Blogger *J*, at 2/22/2006 3:19 PM  

  • It's at #2 only on more spot to go!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 3:25 PM  

  • Congrats to Chris and the guys!!

    soooo only four more spots to go... i KNOW we can make it happen!

    By Blogger Whitney, at 2/22/2006 4:04 PM  

  • We passed up High School Musical...and we couldn't seem to pull that off the last time....we really are trying but there are only soo many pennies in the piggy bank....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 4:38 PM  

  • we need more people!
    where is everyone else??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 4:39 PM  

  • #5 here. 4 to go!!!
    i think a lot of people just grabbed the tomlin song and not the whole bundle...it's pretty far up the inspo song chart.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 4:42 PM  

  • Hey Louie...
    I do not know if you will see this because you get so many other posts and do not have time to answer them all... But, I just wanted to ask...
    I have been keeping up with the web site to see when info. will be posted for Passoin '07 because I already have a group of college friends that are interested in going... YAY!!! But, when I clik on the Passion '07 link nothing loads anymore... it used to say more info. coming soon... now it just will not load up...
    What does this mean? Is this page under construction and I should continue to keep looking everyday? Or, is there something now working with the site?
    Thanks so much... hope to hear some feed back soon...
    Keep up the good work!!! The Passion Movement has been such a blessing in my life and a fule to the flame to know that there are 1,000s of other college students out there with the same heart beat!!!
    Praise the LORD!!!

    By Blogger Carolyn Carter, at 2/22/2006 5:52 PM  

  • Thank you so much for saying that last part. im a testimoney to that prayer. just today i was sitting in my room doing a bible study and God realy put a burden on my heart about my spiritual life. asked me what i was doing to get out of my comfort zone to put forth his word to the thousands just in my town that dont know who he is. it realy tore me up inside and realy had my mind thinking about what would i do for him. then Phil 3:8 came to mind "What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ." it hit me that i wasnt living by that verse. so thank you for your prayers! they realy do help! God Bless. And for anyone who hasnt seen Crowder and Thrid Day yet....sad day you need to! it is aweosme! i saw them at Liberty University last friday! they are all awesome people! God bless!

    Pslam 119:30-44

    By Blogger Child Of God, at 2/22/2006 6:50 PM  

  • I think this is worth the party song clip. the top 7 inspirational albums are all Sixsteps albums!!! Go Passion and Sixsteps

    By Blogger Christina in ATL, at 2/22/2006 9:55 PM  

  • hey i`m with ya girl!!! Christinah,

    i think that it is time to party!!! the whole passion bundle is brilliant!!! yes to you God!!!

    have fun in Alabama!!!

    By Blogger eliz, at 2/22/2006 10:10 PM  

  • dude i was so stoked when i opened up itunes tonight! i saw this banner on the home page and it was like "Passion, Experience the worship movement" i was like NO WAY!! God is so amazing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 10:33 PM  

  • Louie -
    Thanks for all you all do...the time on the road late nights. I am so happy to be able to tell others about Passion and refer them to itunes. God Bless You!! Always praying for you. See you sometime.


    By Anonymous Kathryn, at 2/22/2006 11:05 PM  

  • still strong at #5. LETS KEEP IT GOING!!

    By Blogger Brandon, at 2/22/2006 11:29 PM  

  • Ah, a picture of the Gaylord Entertainment Center. I spent part of today reflecting on Passion 06 and how great it was. I will always remember my experiences at Passion 05 and 06. Our generation is very lucky to have people like you Louie and your staff who care so deeply about college students. Thank you for your ministry, and ivesting your time and prayers in us. Yall are greatly appreciated! Passion has really changed me, I just can't really express to you how greatful I am for yall. Thank you so much, I will be praying for yall.
    For His Renown,

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/23/2006 12:07 AM  

  • thanks louie that blog was awesome... and just making the days of passion feel like they were just last week again.. it was amazing.. and thanks for your prayers for this generation...
    i know you guys have a big week comming up in few months that being the gma's wow!, congrads.. and God bless.. cant wait for atlanta next year..(we have plans to get 30 spots for our group) and cant wait for the cd!..

    By Anonymous todd, at 2/23/2006 1:28 AM  

  • you're all getting rich...& wearing tighter & tighter shirts...to the glory of God

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2006 12:36 AM  

  • hey anon above me @ 12:36 am-
    surely you are jesting ??
    If so, haha and go directly to post bottom smiley face...
    if not... I'm not quite sure what your comment meant... but it does present some interesting prayer oportunities... while one would imagine the Lord is blessing them financially, I would also think they'd seek His discernment in being good stewards for all blessings - financial or otherwise- that the Lord sees fit to place before them during this season of their lives and care for them with humility/ love /responsibility ... we can support them in prayer for that...I admit I've heard it said that it is a rare man who can handle sucess well.... We are all human so I would think anyone would welcome prayers of God's discernment for rightly appreciating & handling the blessings He's given us...
    "their shirts too tight?"; Well physically, they all look just fine to me...so I'm not sure if was that a figurative or literal comment...? Regardless I dont think they need 'bigger shirts'; ....While they look fine physically, it may be that they could use some of our prayers (who couldn't use prayer support?) to keep pride far from them and to remain humble & to think rightly on the things God sees fit to place in their hands; to handle with discernment these blessings of God(financial & otherwise) with humility, thankfulness, attentiveness, care and love while continuing to keep Christ at the center on these God- given mountaintops of His favor & Blessings :)

    ok these are incredibly long run on sentances but its just tooo late to do much editing :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2006 5:18 AM  

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