Singing of salvation In contemporary worship, we’re very used to singing about the cross. It’s no surprise that of the Top 100 songs sung in churches today, many of them feature or focus on the cross as God’s work of salvation for us. ‘In Christ Alone’, ‘Cornerstone’, ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘What A Beautiful Name’, … More ‘Crucified with Christ’ – what the cross meant for Paul (Galatians 2:20)
Darkened sky,Barren hill –Bloody field,Deathly still.Circling cryRings the sky,High aboveThe scarecrow. Hanging head,Flapping wind,Tortured mouth –Weight of sin.All who passLaugh at him,Passing byThe scarecrow. Limp in limb.Heavy eyesDrooping, seeAll that lies.Not a word,Not a sound –MercifulThe scarecrow.
Taken from the new album Spring Rain, this song explores the meaning of the cross – in all its horror, and its beauty. There were several things I deeply wanted to capture when writing this song. One was a sense of the ‘crucified God’ – the fact that we worship a God who gave his … More A song for Good Friday – new lyric video
Just over three years ago (in the same month of May) I wrote a post which has received some of the heaviest traffic on this blog, perhaps barring one on the correct interpretation of Revelation 19:10. I can’t explain the popularity of the latter, but for the former I think I can have a go. … More Did the Father turn his face away? Part 2
Stuart Townend has written a number of great hymns which have gained widespread usage across the church in the last few years. One of them is called “How deep the Father’s love for us” which speaks of the cross and the power of it for us. It’s a good song, but one that a number … More Did the Father turn His face away?
When Jesus did His first temple protest early on in His ministry as recorded in John’s Gospel, the disciples it says remembered a Scripture which says “zeal for Your house has eaten me up.” Well in ‘proper’ language it says “consumed” which isn’t bad but I like “eaten me up” because I like to think … More Consumed by zeal