[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 →

The Prayerbook Project, No.2

Our good friend Brian Moss over at the Prayerbookproject, who is currently a seminary student at Regent Seminary in Vancouver, is hoping to raise funds to record the 2nd CD in his project on the Psalms.  Brian is slowly making his way through the psalter.  You can listen and download for free his amazing first... Continue Reading →

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