Category Archives: Theology

Kelly Joe Phelps – Return and Progress

I know that for some of you reading this, the name Kelly Joe Phelps will be completely unfamiliar. That is a personal failing on my part. I’ve played his music for many of you but probably not all. I apologise. … Continue reading

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Still Advent

It’s getting closer.  And even the most Liturgical among us are starting to move into Christmas.  But it’s still Advent. I wanted to add one more Advent-themed post, this time in the form of a song I wrote last year.  … Continue reading

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Advent Prayer by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over … Continue reading

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New Song Friday – Radiant Lamb

Sorry to be a little late this week but we’ve been having internet issues for the last while.  So I better make this quick before I get thrown back to the mid-90s. This week’s song is rather different than what … Continue reading

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“Everybody wants to know why I sing…”

A number of weeks ago I was asked to give a short talk to the All Souls choir open rehearsal on the subject of why we sing.  I was given three minutes, took five, and found that I would have … Continue reading

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New Song (Good) Friday

It seems a little too sunny here in London for a Good Friday – hard to mourn in this brilliance.  But perhaps that too is a grace of God reminding us that this is not the last chapter of the … Continue reading

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Lament and the Blues

I’ve been thinking about lament a lot in the last few weeks partly because we are in the season of Lent, and partly because I recently led a discussion on the subject with a number of other music ministers from … Continue reading

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