Entering into Things
Chris Tomlin intentionally keeping priorities in whirlwind year
and worship leader Chris Tomlin is busy. After all, he’s wrapping up 2012 with
the And If Our God Is For Us... Tour
with All Sons & Daughters and is still reeling from his first Grammy Award
honor for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
But Tomlin is also newly
married to wife Lauren, they’ve already had a daughter Ashlyn and he’s clear
where his priorities lie.
“It’s about slowing
down,” Tomlin told Family Life Radio. “It about not just staying at your pace
of your own life or your own agenda, but really entering into things with your
wife and simplifying everything [and asking], ‘How do I serve my wife?’”
A former staff
member at Austin Stone
Tomlin now leads worship at many Passion conference events and is currently a
worship leader at Passion City Church
in Atlanta, GA, with Louie Giglio and Christy Nockels.
Tomlin describes the signature song from the Passion movement, “White Flag,” as
being one of those “God songs.”
“It’s one of those
moments that you know is bigger than you, with how it came together with the
‘Passion’ conference and how God was speaking the same thing to different
people at the same time was just amazing. In God’s kingdom, to raise the flag
of surrender is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. It’s upside
down. It’s being freed from the enemy.”
Some of Tomlin’s
most well-known songs are “How Great Is Our God,” “Jesus Messiah,” and “Our God,” which he co-wrote with Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves and Jonas Myrin.
Tomlin was awarded
Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 GMA Dove Awards, and is
one of the members of CompassionArt, a charity founded by Martin Smith of the
band Delirious? and Smith’s wife, Anna.