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 →

Advent Planning 2016

here are some bits and bobs for your advent planning this year! SONGS: In my mind advent songs should  (at least) have four themes in mind. - A focus on old testament imagery - (see "O Come Divine Messiah, Dawning Light") - A focus on the life of faith as a journey (See "I wonder... Continue Reading →

Worshipping through the Beatitudes

Paul Neeley recently posted that Nov 1 (All Saints) has been a day that has historically reflected on the beatitudes.  It was really hard for me to find resources on the beatitudes to use in public worship when we preached through them last fall.  So here are a few pieces to meditate on that I... Continue Reading →

Faith and Vocation Songwriting Contest

Cardiphonia and Bifrost Arts Music invites congregational songwriters to submit a worship song about faith and vocation to our Faith and Vocation Songwriting Contest. The winner will receive a $750 award; the runner-up will receive a $250 award. There is no entry fee and the contest is open to all. Submissions must be emailed or... Continue Reading →

Favorite Worship Songs from 2015

I'm a few years back on my top ten song lists so this will be a bit of a catch up...some of these I've never led but enjoyed in various churches and conferences I've attended recently. --- Arise, Shine, for Your Light has Come- Isaiah 60 (Jered McKenna) mp3 | chart I've seen a lot... Continue Reading →

Worship Networks Abound

I love to keep tabs on networks in the world of worship/sacred music. Each one is a microcosm of creativity, regional particularities, and of course the work of the Holy Spirit in unique contexts.  These groups all strive to provide resources through music, blogs, and conferences and all have a desire to serve the greater... Continue Reading →

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