It has been a while since I’ve posted anything here on this blog, though there is a lot going on… About a week before Christmas I… Read more “What’s going on…”
There are many times when a worship leader may not have a full compliment of musicians to help lead worship. This is not a problem – but… Read more “Shimmer”
How to write a worship song (in 5 minutes or less)
I saw this video posted and I was smacked in the face with a few things…
One being that I really love sarcasm. Really.
Then I realized how close to the truth this bit of comedy really was, and like great comedy it didn’t exaggerate what something may be – but rather held up a mirror and to show the absurdity of some of the songs we may sing in church.
The number of songs that follow those two forms spelled out is staggering.
Then again are we as churches demanding more?
Are we as worshipers looking at the lyrics and holding them to the standards of Wesley/Watts/Crosby and others?
Are we as songwriters trying to write better songs – or are we simply banging out a dozen songs to record and get on the Worship Conference Circuit?
Let’s do better.
Two times a year I am inundated with albums from my wife. Christmas and my birthday. This year was no exception, my wife got me many wonderful albums that I have really enjoyed listening to. One of which is from the group Bon Iver. I had read about them in Relevant Magazine a while back, and then seen them on Jimmy Fallon a couple times and was really intrigued.
Good Clay, Good Song
This little blog is a long time coming… Narcie (my wife) preached on Jeremiah 18:1-11 way back in September and I was struck by the parallels the… Read more “Good Clay, Good Song”
Corinne Bailey Rae
Corrine Bailey Rae is an artist I love! I had heard her on Herbie Hancock‘s The River, and seen her on a few other things, but had… Read more “Corinne Bailey Rae”