Welcome to Cardiphonia & The Liturgy Fellowship Community
We are an ongoing collaboration of artists and musicians giving their first fruits to the church.
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The name Cardiphonia comes from a collection of personal letters written by John Newton to friends, parishioners, and others in need of wisdom and spiritual direction. The name was originally suggested by William Cowper, Newton’s chief collaborator on the Olney Hymns. John Newton is an inspiration to us because of the role he played as a nurturer of faith both as a pastor and hymnodist.
Donate – Cardiphonia is a 501c3 (non-profit) organization (through ACT Intl.) that seeks to encourage liturgical artists in the service of the church. You can give a tax deductible donation to Cardiphonia <HERE>
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Bruce Benedict bio – founder of Cardiphonia
Bruce Benedict is currently the Chaplain of Worship and Arts at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has been involved with church music since he was four and has worked for churches in Seattle, Orlando, Indianapolis, San Francisco, London, England, and Raleigh, NC. He has been published or featured in Worship Leader, Reformed Worship, Liturgy, Christianity Today, and Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel forms the Worship Leader (B&H, 2013). He has been the recipient of a number of grants from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. You can find his hymns in Psalms for All Seasons, Lift Up Your Hearts and online at Cardiphonia.Bandcamp.com but he is most famous for his work setting the Westminster Shorter Catechism to music. Through Hope College Bruce is also the Director of Worship for the Awakening Institute and is busy launching the Retuned Hymnal – a new online music resource for the 21st century. Bruce is married to Paula Jo who works in performance & theatre. They are passionate foster care advocates and parents of two beautiful children.
Bruce is also available for personal wine consulting, and sommelier services for select gatherings.
The Liturgy Fellowship
Bruce Benedict, Rick Jensen, and Nathan Partain are the co-founders of The Liturgy Fellowship.
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