In the midst of my quest to find music in the mp3 format, I have stumbled on (well, I remembered it actually) Mp3.com. (update 6-3-2004: Mp3.com does not exist as it did when this article was written, it was bought out awhile back). Some of their advertisements are without good taste, but ignoring those and paying attention to the music you can find some -really- good Christian Music there. Both for streaming and download… for free. I saw Phil Joel on the list and remembered he is with the Newsboys, so I downloaded his one and only song for free download on there, “The Man You Want Me To Be”, and it is awesome… in particular this line is pretty cool…
“I have swallowed lies that tasted true,
the plans I thought were sent from you,
but all you wanted was for me to be still.
Jesus, make me the man that you want me to be”
Another good artist is Shawn McDonald.