Category Archives: Music
“We live in a world that doesn’t have very much hope right now and if you get a glimpse – a glimmer – of something to actually give hope and to actually transform the human heart and communities and the … Continue reading
I just came across a very old song, written by John Newton, set to new music by Jamie Barnes of Sojourn Community Church. The lyrics are very powerful still in the 21st century, although written 230 years ago. John Newton is … Continue reading
Steve Martin: “Religious people have such beautiful music and art, and atheists really have nothing…… until now.” This is a lovely list song – lyrics made up of a list of categories – in this case, faiths. Sung with … Continue reading
Worship – for those who love the rich wordings of old hymns, but who want to use 21st century music styles to engage a modern audience, there are some exciting new arrangements which combine both. For example, one old and … Continue reading
Last night, there was a fantastic programme on late night BBC about a small group of 5 men who are saving lives, renovating a derelict church and restoring it to the small community in a multi-faith city – “Bronx to … Continue reading
This is the song least likely to be sung in church, any church. And yet it voices unspoken powerful songs of the heart. A conversation with God which begins as a monologue, in doubt and searching. Hear it.
Art in pain. This is the story of Anthony LaMarca. As he faced bone marrow transplant, his family made him a painting, which he made into a song. Story and song here http://www.sparkandecho.org/all-things-new_anthony-lamarca/