Sufjan Stevens – The Transfiguration

There aren't a lot of songs that wonder on the transfiguration (Matt 17).  Sufjan Stevens has a wonderful one and I've heard that a few churches have used this in worship.  David Crowder covered the song and I just heard there is an EP coming out soon from City Church with a symphonic/choir version of it.... Continue Reading →

Cardiphonia is moving!

Starting June 1st Cardiphonia will have a new home! The Benedict family has accepted a call as the new Chaplain of Worship/Arts at Hope College up in Holland, Michigan. As part of this move Cardiphonia will become a ministry extension of the work happening through the Chaplain's office.  I'll be working with an incredible team... Continue Reading →

Sufjan quotes John Wesley on Singing

A few weeks back my wife and I caught the Sufjan Xmas show extravaganza or as Sufjan dubbed it "The Sirfjam Stephanapolous Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Spectacular Music Pageant Variety Show Disaster" at the Haw River Ballroom in NC. When we arrived the greeters handed us a little songbook for the evening and included... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Welcome Wagon

The Welcome Wagon is a married couple, the Reverend Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique, who execute a genre of gospel music that is refreshingly plain. Their hymns are modest and melodic takes on a vast history of sacred song traditions, delivered with the simple desire to know their Maker—and to know each other—more... Continue Reading →

O Come Emmanuel Advent Devotional

The familiar advent carol "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" has been sung during advent for over a thousand years (and is still an incredible favorite!).  Initially it was sung one verse at a time during evening worship the week before Christmas as the O Antiphons.  Riffing off of this practice we have written up a... Continue Reading →

Great Comfort Records

New album out from Bifrost Arts and Great Comfort Records featuring a slew of great songs and artists including our good friend Liz Janes. Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas, Dennison Whitmer, Welcome Wagon, etc. Go HERE --- Article on GCR in Christianity Today.

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