[reviews] Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

{Here is a collection of reviews I wrote up recently for a magazine that didn't end up getting published. A few of my favorite albums playfully engaging with the biblical categories of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.} [Psalms] - Prayerbook 2 by Brian Moss Brian Moss is a presbyterian minister (Maple Valley Presbyterian) and accomplished... 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 →

Songs for Epiphany

Most churches celebrate the season of Christmas.  The messages, music and decor reflect the themes, content, and traditions of the 'season.'  In a traditional church calendar the season of 'Epiphany' follows Christmas (The 1st Sunday after Jan 6).  Epiphany can be a wonderful tonic for the naivete and sentimentality that creeps so wholeheartedly into many... Continue Reading →

The Church’s One Foundation

Cardiphonia has been really busy this week working on a new music project for the church "Hymns of Faith" - a collection of new tunes based on the hymns written by Samuel Stone for the 12 articles of the apostles creed.  It will be a gift to the church for Reformation Sunday. Keep your eyes... Continue Reading →

By/For Arts

By/For encourages artists to create sacred worship art by the church, for the church. --- Recently (2008-2009) Brian Moss curated and facilitated a collaborative arts project with a number of visual artists in Vancouver. The Vancouver Project contemplates the beautiful, grotesque and sublime in this visual art exhibition. These are beautiful images that the Church... Continue Reading →

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