Hope College Worship – Psalms EP 2017

Last Fall we invited singer-songwriter and anglican artist-in-residence Wendell Kimbrough to perform a concert of his most recent Psalms album as well as lead a songwriting retreat with my worship teams with Hope College.  After a few hard months of edits, arrangements, and pre-production work my students booked one day in Hope's fancy new recording... Continue Reading →

Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms

My friend David Taylor along with a host of other folks from Fuller's new studio project released a video this week that captures the relationship between U2's Bono and Eugene Peterson over the past 20 years.  The video culminates in a short discussion at the Peterson's home in Flathead Lake, Montana where Bono sings a... Continue Reading →

Psalm 126 – Bifrost Arts Music

Bifrost Art Music has produced a number of stellar projects of worship songs.  I've had a few people recently ask for charts for this song in particular which is one of their more popular for congregational use.  It is a superb example of working a psalm into a text and style that can be used... Continue Reading →

Psalm 146 – A Psalm for seeking justice

Last night at the Gathering (Hope College's Sunday night student service) Trygve and Dr. Mark Husbands preached on the 4th beatitude. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness."  Mark was sharing specifically in relation to his work with the Emmaus Scholars - a hope college residential program that seeks to help students connect... 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 →

Seven Reasons to Sing the Psalms – Douglas Bond

I've been reading through Forgotten Songs: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship this summer.  It is a collection of far ranging essays from a conference held at Union University a few years back.  Definitely worth picking up. Douglas Bond in his chapter "Biblical Poetry in a Postbiblical, Postpoetry World" finishes with 7 reasons we need the... Continue Reading →

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