Creative Christian Moments
“Reviews of up and coming Christians in the arts community.”
Blog Article 21: Interview with Christian musician Dustin Miller
Barry Irwin Brophy’s Closing thoughts on the interview:
Since this is a video interview, I will not be transcribing our entire conversation but I encourage all my readers to check the video out. There is much wisdom to glean from Miller’s views on worship music, God using the arts to minister to people, and how to solve some of the problems that have crept into the Christian Church.
I have known Miller since 2007 and since we have gone our separate ways in ministry it was good to sit down and discuss his calling to worship music. What makes Miller stand out from other Christian musicians is this supernatural anointing by the Holy Spirit that can be discerned by others when he sings. Many musicians can play the mechanics of music but it takes a special calling to lead a congregation in worship. Even with the many attempts at establishing bands and watching them collapse, Miller possess a drive to persevere and believe in the calling on his life. I encourage other distraught and downtrodden Christian musicians to emulate the same tenacity in contending with their calling.
Miller brought up the topic of fear in the corporate Christian Church. Over my decade of walking with God, I too have encountered watered down versions of the Gospel message and have struggled with how to adapt this message to this generation. Fear can strangle the life and fruit of the Christian as Jesus Christ discusses in the Parable of the Seed. Paradoxically, fear can be overcome through the perfect love of Christ as discussed in Luke 8:1-15. Like Miller discussed, Jesus Christ is the archetype for the Christian and our message is to speak the Truth in love; even when it conflicts with the values of society. Every generation must face this obstacle in with new methods. If you are a back sliding Christian, it is time to return to the narrow path of following Christ as identified in Matthew 7:13-14.
In the next few months, Miller will be loading more of his music on YouTube and you can share it with other people who may be interested. You can support Miller through your prayers, connect with him on social media, offer chances to perform his music solo or with other musicians, and help him create a worship CD. He has a bunch of songs written and is still searching to find the means to record. Help him out if you can. Many fledgling Christian musicians need the support of the local Christian community to get established. I look forward to the day when he will join the ranks of such titans of worship music as Todd Agnew, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, and Jeremy Camp.
Dustin Miller’s pages
Creative Christian Moments – Blog Article 21: Interview with Christian musician Dustin Miller, YouTube, 18:42, posted by Barry Brophy, April 19, 2014, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gozm_SiI0dQ (accessed April 19, 2014)
Dustin Miller Music. Portrait. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282063768627704&set=a.282063731961041.1073741827.280777422089672&type=1&theater (accessed April 19, 2014)