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 →

Hallel Psalms Compilation

“Hallel Psalms” is our sixth “flash mob” compilation. This collection of songs meditates on Psalms 113-118 often called the “Egyptian Hallel.” They were traditionally sung during passover, were sung by the disciples at the last supper, and make a fantastic set of texts to guide worship and devotion during Holy Week (March 25-30 this year)…. 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 →

The Psalms: A Gymnasium for the Soul

Two great resources from the early church that explores the psalms as a place to “exercise” our spiritual lives with God. Union University spent a year exploring the Psalms in their chapels with a Calvin Grant Funded project.  The result of many of those talks is a new book on the Psalms for Worship.  You… 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 →

Church of the Servant Psalms Contest

Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI has just announced a new psalm contest. Here is the official blurb: In an effort to encourage Psalm-singing, Church of the Servant invites congregational songwriters to submit a Psalm-based song to its 2010 New Psalm Contest. The winner will receive a $250 award. There is no entry… Continue Reading →

Resources on using the Psalms in Worship

While working on our grant through the Psalms of Ascents this year I’ve dredged up all sorts of great resources on the Psalms.  Thought I would post a few here for your edification and enjoyment! —- | Calvin Symposium Presentation on the Psalms – 2007 – Inspired by John Witvliet’s new book “The Psalms in… Continue Reading →

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