The creator of a new app that matches Christian song lyrics with Bible passages is hoping to “disrupt technology” by creating a useful tool that will transform the experiences of pastors and worshippers, alike.
Kimberly Lannear, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, is in the beginning stages of creating her Scripturally Sound smart phone app, which will help people turn music lyrics into devotionals, and will assist people with learning more about the message and scripture at the center of worship songs, the Tennessean reported.
“We are a web app that increases Bible literacy by matching song words to Bible verses in one simple search,” Lannear explained in a YouTube video announcing the app’s intent.
While the technology will presumably help anyone who wants to learn the “biblical inspiration behind song lyrics of their faith,” it will initially be pitched to worship leaders and church music directors, as they will be able to plan for music that perfectly accompanies a pastor’s message, all based on the key biblical scriptures he or she preaches on.
Either way, it’s a tool that will help take people deeper into the Bible, creating a more profound biblical connection for users.
“I think knowing what you stand for is important. If you put that banner to identify yourself as a Christian, then reading the bible is important and not using music as a substitute for that devotional time,” she told the Tennessean. “It’s a challenge I’ve dealt with as well. You can be scrambled for time to fit god in. We’re all guilty of that, or have some desire as Christians to read the bible more in this age of distractions and digital distractions.”
With that in mind, she told the outlet that she’s hoping to “disrupt technology in that regard.”
“We know that music is a powerful tool for memory and so Scripturally Sound actually marries music you are already familiar with with scriptures,” Lannear said.
The Scripturally Sound app will at first be aimed at worship leaders, allowing them to input songs they have and then get the info on genre, tempo and associated Bible passages, among other relevant information — a tool Lannear believes will make it easier for these individuals to find songs associated with pastoral messages.
Eventually, though, the tool will have a broader use for all Christian music listeners.
“We want to scale out to the Christian music listener who will understand the meaning of songs,” she said. “They can input the song or search the search engine to find songs and download a lyric-inspired bible study.”
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