We seem to have a tendency in modern worship songs to want to write simple statements like “God, you’re so good,” or “Your love is so vast” or something – statements that try to capture how big and how wonderful this love of our God is as we’ve discovered it. Often though, if you’re anything like … More Singing “Our God reigns” in a world of genocide
This week Melvyn Bragg’s show on BBC Radio 4 In Our Time discussed The Trinity. If you’re anything like me and you enjoy a bit of history and theology, this is one not to miss. It offers a great historical introduction to the topic but advances quite far (as far as it can in 45 minutes) down … More The Trinity
I’ve just blogged about Justin Brierley’s show on Premier Radio, ‘Unbelievable‘, so forgive me for continuing to riff on the same material (ie. things other people say rather than my own thoughts), but I caught up with the latest episode via podcast, this time asking “Was Jesus just a Rabbi?” (Click to listen) This is … More The Children’s Gospel
Listening to the Unbelievable podcast, hosted by Justin Brierley, is often an exercise in patience. He’s currently running an excellent three week series on “Was Jesus just a…?” and the first show asked the question, “Was Jesus just a zealot?” (Click to listen.) The focus of discussion was a book published in July 2013 by … More Was Jesus just a zealot?
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that not one but TWO new albums have arrived in the land of the living from Ichthus Christian Fellowship! Those of us on the core team who put it all together are immensely pleased with the results. See below for more information about each album.
Continuing the series that began with my post about my song ‘You Are With Me’, a few thoughts on ‘Invitation Song’ (click for lyrics), track 3 on my recent EP, Invitation. Song-Swapping One of the things that can be enjoyable about songwriting is the flow you can create in your working process when a discarded verse from … More Song Stories 2 – Invitation Song
Now the chances are that you’re not an agricultural worker who uses mostly ancient methods of tillage to work your soil, so I’ve got a bit of explaining to do. As with a fair amount of Biblical imagery, we don’t tend to be too familiar with what a ‘yoke’ is (unless it’s a misspelling of … More Ploughing fields – it’s no yoke
I thought it would be fun to provide a couple of thoughts behind some of the songs that make up my new EP, Invitation. So over the next week or so I will try to sit down regularly to write a song story! And seeing as You Are With Me is the first song on … More Song Stories 1 – You Are With Me
Over the years I’ve been involved in some evangelical work across the country – reaching out through work in the community and on the streets especially in York (where I studied between 2004 and 2007) and London (where I have lived the rest of the time); I’ve also done bits overseas, notably in Norway. I’ve … More Salvation: the (really) big picture
Hi folks. Seeing as it’s that time of year, how about a present? I’ve just uploaded a new song to Soundcloud called “You Are With Me” and I’m making it completely free to download! Click here to go and listen/download it! It’s a song I wrote fairly recently out of Psalm 23. I partially did … More Free downloadable song for Christmas!