Prayer – Holy Spirit as Water

At Hope this year we've been writing prayers exploring the various images and metaphors of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.  A few weeks ago I was up for writing a prayer exploring the scriptural image of the Holy Spirit as water.  Here is a good article from John Piper with pastoral thoughts on what it... Continue Reading →

Prayer to the Holy Spirit as Breath

As part of our series through the book of acts at Hope College a few of my colleagues are writing prayers meditating on the various images of the Holy Spirit in scripture.  Here is my prayer based on the image of the Holy Spirit as Breath, Wind, and Life. Acts 2:1-2 (ESV) When the day... Continue Reading →

Resources for a Series in the Book of Acts

Hope College has been worshipping their way through the book of Acts this year and I've been collecting and curating resources to support and encourage our journey. Many of these resources, especially music, is geared specifically towards my current context but I've also found some liturgical gems as well.  Especially powerful have been the prayers... Continue Reading →

Versions of the Veni Creator Spiritus

HT to Paul Neeley over at Global Christian Worship for reminding me to post my post on versions of this ancient hymn to the Holy Spirit. The text was originally written by Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century. The text is often used in ordination services and services connected to Pentecost.  An interesting note about the... Continue Reading →

New Song – An Ode to Pentecost

Excited to share a new song with you all that Naaman Wood and I have been working on for months.  Initially we hoped to finish it for Pentecost this year but after that deadline went whizzing by we decided to labor on.  Initially we recorded two different melody's for this text with different chorus lyrics... Continue Reading →

Pentecost Songs

--- Download Album HERE Download Songbook HERE Liturgical Resources for Pentecost HERE Reflection from W. David O. Taylor HERE --- Last fall Cardiphonia sponsored the first of what will be a series of song collections focused around gospel themes for congregational song. This week we are releasing our second collection of songs for Pentecost Sunday.... Continue Reading →

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