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 →

Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms

My friend David Taylor along with a host of other folks from Fuller’s new studio project released a video this week that captures the relationship between U2’s Bono and Eugene Peterson over the past 20 years.  The video culminates in a short discussion at the Peterson’s home in Flathead Lake, Montana where Bono sings a… Continue Reading →

Cardiphonia Compilation – Psalms 135-150

Cardiphonia is excited to release the first in a new series of compilations focusing exclusively on the psalms.  You can find them at a new bandcamp address Psalms.Bandcamp.com.  We started with the last section of book five – Psalms 135-150.  This section of psalms contains a lot of familiar psalms and phrases and is a great illustration of the… Continue Reading →

Sandra McCracken – Psalms

Welcome to your worship resource primer on many things Sandra McCracken (If you’ve not had the privilege of following her work). She is a stellar Singer-Songwriter, author, and lover of hymns old and new. We first heard of her songwriting through the retuned hymn group Indelible Grace. Catch her on tour right now with All… Continue Reading →

[reviews] Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

{Here is a collection of reviews I wrote up recently for a magazine that didn’t end up getting published. A few of my favorite albums playfully engaging with the biblical categories of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.} [Psalms] – Prayerbook 2 by Brian Moss Brian Moss is a presbyterian minister (Maple Valley Presbyterian) and accomplished… Continue Reading →

Seven Reasons to Sing the Psalms – Douglas Bond

I’ve been reading through Forgotten Songs: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship this summer.  It is a collection of far ranging essays from a conference held at Union University a few years back.  Definitely worth picking up. Douglas Bond in his chapter “Biblical Poetry in a Postbiblical, Postpoetry World” finishes with 7 reasons we need the… Continue Reading →

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