In this post, we tell the incredible story of how “I Can Only Imagine” crossed over to take mainstream radio by storm. No spoilers here, but the story involves a couple of rush-hour shock jocks, a bull-headed listener, and a well-placed seminary student.
Pastors are supposed to be thick-skinned creatures, called and equipped by God to withstand the fiery darts of Satan-whether they manifest in the outright hostility of an unbelieving culture or the thinly veiled criticisms of a dissatisfied churchgoer. But, if you ask any pastor who’s been serving the Church for more than 10 minutes, he’ll have a handful of painful … Read More
Some songs only take a few minutes to write. Others take an entire lifetime. In this post, we recount the story of Bart Millard’s traumatic childhood and the radical grace that transformed his abusive father into his best friend. Out of that transformation and the hope, Bart found following his father’s untimely death came the double platinum hit, “I Can Only Imagine.
The new I Can Only Imagine Movie premieres in theaters across the nation on March 16, 2018. It’s being praised by many Church and ministry leaders, but the impact goes beyond just the movie. There’s also an I Can Only Imagine Bible Study with a full collection of Church Resources, a memoir from Bart Millard, Artwork from Carpentree, and much more. … Read More
I Can Only Imagine is the bestselling Christian song of all time, with versions charting on Christian, secular, gospel, and country music charts. The excitement behind the March 16th movie release is a huge opportunity for churches to engage not only their congregation but the whole community. We would like to take some time to answer some of the questions … Read More