New Worship Songs for Hope 2017

It's a ton of fun working with college students at Hope and the crazy curation work that goes into finding songs that are musically interesting, biblically coherent and a good fit for our worship context.  Here's a list of some of my current faves that we are currently working on...and if you want to see... Continue Reading →

Awakening Institute, June 2017 (Hope College)

Now that school is over I am busy preparing for the 2nd annual Awakening Institute (June 11-16). Awakening is a week-long camp hosted at Hope College for High School Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in exploring worship arts (and so much more!) There's still a few days left to register! Watch our video from last... Continue Reading →

Songs of Prayer EP – Hope College Worship

Throughout spring semester 2016 at Hope College Campus Ministries we've been focusing on prayer.  We preached through the Lord's Prayer, and through the classic prayer acronym A.C.T.S. using Psalms 8, 51, 138, 27.  As well we wanted to explore songs that focused on the language of prayer - praying twice as Brian Wren describes it. Through two... Continue Reading →

Hope College Worship – The Beatitudes EP

This Fall at Hope College we have been preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. You can follow our weekly podcast HERE.  At our Sunday night service The Gathering Trygve has been preaching through the Beatitudes - looking at one beatitude each Sunday.  It has been a prescient series with all of the global tragedies this... Continue Reading →

Hope College Worship – All Hail Christ

I'm getting ready to finish my first school year as the Worship Chaplain at Hope College - a beautiful small college located in Western Michigan that loves to worship Jesus Christ. Every year (for the past 20) Campus ministries has released a record of the services at Hope.  50+ chapels a semester and a Sunday... 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 →

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