Porters Gate Worship Project

On October 6th the new Porters Gate Worship project will release their first album of collaborative songs related to the idea of vocation and worship.  Artistically attempting to address the systemic problem of connecting concerns of work to the worship of God. Isaac Wardell (formerly Bifrost Arts) is at the helm of the project with... Continue Reading →

New Worship Songs for Hope 2017

It's a ton of fun working with college students at Hope and the crazy curation work that goes into finding songs that are musically interesting, biblically coherent and a good fit for our worship context.  Here's a list of some of my current faves that we are currently working on...and if you want to see... Continue Reading →

Singing the Reformation into the 21st Century

Here is a larger list of materials that I originally collected for Reformed Worship highlighting the 500th commemoration of the Reformation. PROJECTS: Resources from Fuller's Brehm Center One of the few places to find musical resources for children to celebrate the Reformation. Rise & Worship - New Hymns for the Reformation - a collection of texts... Continue Reading →

Summer Worship Bits and Bobs (June 17)

Here are some of our favorite albums and reads to check out this summer! READING: Our friends across the pond at Engage Worship have recently published a book called "Whole Life Worship" with tons of great ideas for worship the other six days of the week.  Great for a summer small group or VBS program!... Continue Reading →

Awakening Institute, June 2017 (Hope College)

Now that school is over I am busy preparing for the 2nd annual Awakening Institute (June 11-16). Awakening is a week-long camp hosted at Hope College for High School Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in exploring worship arts (and so much more!) There's still a few days left to register! Watch our video from last... Continue Reading →

Hope College Worship – Psalms EP 2017

Last Fall we invited singer-songwriter and anglican artist-in-residence Wendell Kimbrough to perform a concert of his most recent Psalms album as well as lead a songwriting retreat with my worship teams with Hope College.  After a few hard months of edits, arrangements, and pre-production work my students booked one day in Hope's fancy new recording... Continue Reading →

Songs for Lent 2017

There have been some great resource posts on the Liturgy Fellowship facebookgroup for lent. Here are some of the highlights so far.  Personally, I've been reading through accounts of music innovations from the Reformation as I prep resources for a few 500th celebrations and many of those are apropos for lenten/catechetical formation. Johann Zwick, one... Continue Reading →

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