Bits and Bobs – Winter 2015

There has been some great music released already this year..and good for us as we crunch our way through Winter up here in western michigan! Here are a few CD's and projects to check out: KICKSTARTER PROJECT - Coastland Commons a group of sacred songwriters writing from community up in Seattle, WA.  They contributed a... Continue Reading →

Songs for Baptism

Here is a collection of songs and texts that meditate on various themes related to baptism.  However you practice this sacrament it is a time for congregational celebration.  In the various churches that I've served we have always sung a song of praise during or after the baptism that unites the congregation in both proclaiming... Continue Reading →

New Music for Spring 2012

Lots of great new stuff flowing down the pipeline this spring.  Here are some of our favorites. --- Kristin and Bobby Gilles from Sojourn Music have just released a new album of songs called "The Whole Big Story" specifically written to provide a meta-narrative of the Gospel message.  Here is what they have to say... Continue Reading →

Contemporary Psalms for Worship

Here is a list of some of my favorite psalm based songs for worship...along with a few other places that are good for listening/reading. --------------------------- Psalm 8 - Glory on Display by Brian Moss listen | chords | leadsheet Psalm 9 - The Hope of the Poor by Wendell Kimbrough listen | chords | leadsheet Psalm... Continue Reading →

Music to listen to this Summer 2011

A ton of great albums have arrived (or are arriving soon!) for summer. Here are a few that I'm looking forward to basking in. --- Redeemer Knoxville - "Rise O Buried Lord" A collection of songs celebrating the life of Jesus Christ sung through the lens of his last days on earth.  Thematically arranged around... Continue Reading →

Vertical Habits – resources for worship

Do you want a great resource for exploring the basic building blocks of communication in Worship?  The Vertical Habits is an approach to talking about worship that the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has been developing for a number of years.  In 2006 Redeemer Presbyterian Church-indy and Cardiphonia were asked to develop some visual arts... Continue Reading →

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