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 →

150 Psalms in Five Years #150in5

Scripture. check. Psalms. check. Songwriting. check. Huge project that seems impossible. check. You never know what's going to happen when you spend time with Greg Scheer. You might spend the day tracking down the perfect spot for a pint (he loves this place), playing a couple rounds of ping pong, or geeking out over some... Continue Reading →

Church of the Servant New Psalm Contest

Excited to share that Wendell Kimbrough and I have co-won the Church of the Servants (Grand Rapids, MI) New Psalm Contest for our collaboration on Psalm 113 that was featured on the Hallel Psalms album.  The contest is sponsored by and held in memory of Ben Fackler. *update* Listen to a performance of this psalm at... Continue Reading →

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