Category Archives: Music

Mercy!

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

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“Atheists don’t have no songs”

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

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Old to new

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

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Jamming with the Brothers

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

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Unheard Song

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.

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I am making all things new

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/  

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Writing a new take on Christmas (3 mins video)

“Behold I make all things new” is the title of a Christmas album, by Alana Levandoski. She makes a very interesting explanation for why she wrote this project, in this brief video.  “Whenever we see God historically as ‘out there’ -” … Continue reading

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