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 →

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 →

Music resources from across the Pond

Our good friend Rick Jensen of the Liturgy Fellowship has recently moved over to the UK to help with a church and it got me thinking about music resources I've run across from England/Scotland/Ireland over the past couple of years.  My wife and I lived in London for a few years and I was thankful... Continue Reading →

150 Psalms in Five Years #150in5

Scripture. check. Psalms. check. Songwriting. check. Huge project that seems impossible. check. You never know what's going to happen when you spend time with Greg Scheer. You might spend the day tracking down the perfect spot for a pint (he loves this place), playing a couple rounds of ping pong, or geeking out over some... Continue Reading →

Church of the Servant New Psalm Contest

Excited to share that Wendell Kimbrough and I have co-won the Church of the Servants (Grand Rapids, MI) New Psalm Contest for our collaboration on Psalm 113 that was featured on the Hallel Psalms album.  The contest is sponsored by and held in memory of Ben Fackler. *update* Listen to a performance of this psalm at... Continue Reading →

Psalms for the 21st Century

Cardiphonia is prepping this week to release our 6th compilation - this time drawing from the Egyptian Hallel - a unique set of Psalms (113-118) that have long been associated with passover/seder celebrations.  I'm very excited for you all to read the article that Dr. Scott Redd has written on how to include these psalms in your holy week... Continue Reading →

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