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If Only…

If only our Bibles were as dusted and polished as our love for lyrical scrutiny was… I know you’ve seen it. It’s been on my heart for a while. An article is written…a comment card comes across our desk…miles and miles of text on forums

Don’t Get Ready

  I watch a lot of baseball. This is no surprise to those who know me. I love everything about being at a game, the smells of the ballpark, the crowds, the food. I love the game itself, the strategy, the mental aspects, the science

To Augment Hymns or Not…

I recently read a post on the Babylon Bee…and then a followup post on another website…all meant to shine a light at artists – particularly Chris Tomlin – that augment or adapt hymns. I write this…not in jest…but to educate. As a songwriter…and a guy who

Contempt in the Chaos

Ever have one of “those” weeks? You know what I am talking about…someone at church is mad at you, you spend all your time putting out fires at work, your drummer cancelled (yes, it is always the drummer), the computer crashes,  your washing machine quits

Songwriting: Singing Your Prayers

It’s easy, as a worship leader or singer within the body of the church, to become consumed with the notion of writing songs.  It usually starts out somewhat admirable:  You’ve been immersed in the culture of hymns and worship songs each week…and, eventually, a verse