Category Archives: Worship

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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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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Chapter and Verse: counter-cultural every day life

The Message version of Romans 12:1-2 puts it well  So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what … Continue reading

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be who you were made to be

This morning, I have a sense that when followers of Jesus do what we are gifted to do ‘as unto the Lord’, no matter how we feel – that God says “You honour me” and it is pleasing to him. … Continue reading

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Songwriting as community

This is a video showing the making of a Bethel album behind the scenes. It begins with Jenn Johnson, songwriter, explaining: “This was a really communal event, based out of just friends – so all of our friends helped, so the … Continue reading

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The Sounds of the Universe

This month (September 2014) I was part of a missions team in Albania. I spent much of my time there playing percussion with children and with adults, having great fun. Mostly we played out in the open air enjoying the … Continue reading

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Kiss of Grace – Lorna McDougall

  Recently we have had the pleasure of mastering an album of instrumental soaking music for Lorna McDougall – called Kiss of Grace. Kiss of Grace came from a live recording at a soaking session at Lorna’s home.  Lorna asked … Continue reading

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