Singing the Reformation into the 21st Century

Here is a larger list of materials that I originally collected for Reformed Worship highlighting the 500th commemoration of the Reformation. PROJECTS: Resources from Fuller's Brehm Center One of the few places to find musical resources for children to celebrate the Reformation. New Hymns for the Reformation - a collection of texts by Douglas Bond and... Continue Reading →

Calvin Worship Symposium 2017

Hope College Worship was invited to lead a service again at this years Worship Symposium. The theme for services this year was the book of Revelation. We planned a service that was inspired by Revelation 4-5. You can watch the whole service HERE. You can download this years Worship Symposium program catalog HERE. GATHERING Prelude:... 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 →

Resources for the Calvin Worship Symposium 2014

Here is a collection of links, posts, and pages to check out during the various presentations this week. Symposium 2014 on the Interwebs You can watch a number of videos of services and plenary's HERE. You can read back over twitter comments, links, and pictures at #wsymp14 Songwriting Seminary (Thursday) Master List of Retuned Hymn Artists... Continue Reading →

The Calvin Worship Symposium, Jan 2014

It is a testament to CICW that thousands of people travel to Michigan in the dead of winter each year to participate in their Worship Symposium.  This year, like every year, there is a fantastic list and lineup of speakers, workshops and seminars.  The conference as a whole will focus on the book of Exodus... Continue Reading →

Singing What We Believe – Calvin Seminar

In June I traveled up to Grand Rapids, MI to participate in the summer seminar series that Calvin College sponsors each summer.  The particular seminar that I contributed to was called "Singing What We Believe" and was directed by Bert Polman, the head of the music department at Calvin and a Senior Research Fellow for Calvin's Institute... Continue Reading →

Resources for Ash Wednesday

Late getting to this post, but as I've been working on our Ash Wednesday service i was having a hard time getting past the ash bit.  Even with my more more liturgical bent anointing with ash seemed like a difficult proposition.  This may be because I've had death in my family in the last couple... Continue Reading →

Design Charrette for the Lord’s Supper

Last Saturday architects, engineers, and designers of various stripes from our church gathered together to participate in a charrette.  For most architects this is common parlance for any collaborative session in which a group of designers work intensively on creating a solution to a problem.  (The term originated with french architectural students in the 19th... Continue Reading →

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