Songs for the Sojourn – Bellwether Arts

This spring Bellwether Arts in collaboration with Cardiphonia Music launched a successful kickstarter to bring "Songs for the Sojourn" to life.  This collection of liturgical arts (music, art, writing, liturgy) is inspired by the Psalms of Ascents, Psalms 120 - 134. We are currently in the process of completing production on the project and thought it... Continue Reading →

Songs for the Sojourn – Holy Week 2018

Hey Friends, Here are links to Bellwhether Arts awesome Psalms of Ascents project that we just wrapped up on Kickstarter - Songs for the Sojourn. There are TWO albums of songs on bandcamp and each album includes the full 100+ page visual devotional for Holy Week and a songbook for both albums when you download... 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 →

Contemporary Psalms for Worship

Here is a list of some of my favorite psalm based songs for worship...along with a few other places that are good for listening/reading. --------------------------- Psalm 8 - Glory on Display by Brian Moss listen | chords | leadsheet Psalm 9 - The Hope of the Poor by Wendell Kimbrough listen | chords | leadsheet Psalm... Continue Reading →

Newsnote: article on our psalms of ascents grant

Our church (Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Raleigh) participated in the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Worship Renewal grant program in 2009-2010.   Our church spent a year walking through the Psalms of Ascents (Ps120-134).  Recently CICW published a brief article looking at how our grant provided what was in a sense a 'full-scriptural immersion' for... Continue Reading →

Notes from Calvin Grant Colloquium

Last week Pj and spent a few days up at Calvin College and Seminary celebrating and learning with the Calvin Worship Grant recipients from 2009 and 2010.  We were awarded a grant in 2009 to walk our congregation through the Psalms of Ascents. Here's an overview of our time, people we met, and things we... Continue Reading →

The Rise of Eclectic Psalmody

Last week I spent some amazing time up in Grand Rapids, MI creatively assaulting the Psalms.  I was participating in a colloquium on Congregational Song and Psalmody, a gathering spurred on in part by a new psalter being jointly published in 2011 by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and the Christian Reformed Church (CRC).  ... Continue Reading →

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