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Ep 18: Matt Redman
Christy Nockels

Welcome to the Glorious in the mundane podcast! Today I am so excited to share an interview with my friend and fellow songwriter Matt Redman. Nathan and I have been friends with Matt for about 16 years now and have been continually inspired and challenged by Matt’s leading and songwriting through the years. Known for songs like “Blessed Be Your Name” “Better is One Day” and of course “10,000 reasons” Matt’s gifts have been just that – a gift to the Church and to homes around the nations as His songs help us say what we long and desire to say to our Savior.

Nathan and I have been privileged through the years to get to travel with Matt and his band quite a bit and I always take note and learn from Matt’s leading. He truly understands the importance of leading God’s people in worship and I’ve never seen Him take it lightly, even when he’s tired from all his international flying, He always takes a moment to lead us as a team in prayer and reflection before we go out and lead the masses together. I so appreciate the depth of Matt’s songwriting and I hope you enjoy hearing some of the stories around some of his beloved songs! Enjoy!

Check out the Matt Redman’s Christmas Record on iTunes and you can find his book on Amazon!


  1. Betsy Morris 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing the story of the shepherds and Migdal Eder and the tower. I had to listen to it twice. It is astounding and just such a reminder of how God loves us in the details and His sovereignty. It gives me such a new perspective on a story I have heard over and over again. Thank you. I also love hearing the stories behind the songs on your Christmas album. It is amazing.

  2. Allison Antoine 3 years ago

    I am finally caught up! 18 podcasts in about a month! That was fun! It is so fun hearing about the stories behind artists’ songs. I think it makes them even more powerful. “Blessed Be” is the song that I fell in love with my now husband to while he lead that and now knowing it was written in light of 9/11 makes it even more meaningful. I so appreciate these podcasts and have been sharing it with many people (as well as the Christmas album!) 🙂 My family and I will be in Nashville the week after Thanksgiving for a camping conference for my husband. If you have any public shows, or the Well, or anything some or all of us would love to come! 😉

  3. Deborah Thompson 3 years ago

    This podcast blew me away. I find myself in tears in every one of your episodes but this one…
    I loved the interview with Matt, his stories, his accent, his songwriting- he’s one of my favorites. However, it was during your monologue at the beginning, speaking of the shepherds- I can’t get it out of my head. I want to tell everyone about it. Thank you so much for going deep, for bringing out the Hebrew and the Greek, for drawing us in to the story of our sweet Lord even more. Your podcast has become a glorious part of my mundane commute, making it often a time of laughter, rejoicing and hand raising…and yes…always tears! Thank you Christy.

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  5. Bethany Timmons 2 years ago

    I had the incredible opportunity to lead “Wrap This One Up” at our church’s Christmas service this past December. I found your album last summer and was immediately in LOVE with that song, because of it’s theological and historical depth, as well as it’s musical intricacy and beauty. Our worship leaders planning the service fell in love with it too, and I know for a fact that this song truly impacted our people and those in attendance on Christmas Eve morning. I honestly wasn’t sure I’d make it through the song without breaking down, because of the beautiful way it tells the whole story of the Gospel and highlights the beauty of that precious baby Jesus. Thank you so much.

    Also, your podcast blesses me immensely. I am slowly getting caught up. One day I’ll finally be listening to the podcasts as they come out! But for now I’ll enjoy the fruits of what God was speaking through you and your guests in 2016. :] Blessings, Christy.

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