Revival fun

Revival fun

In German theaters, a Wiederaufnahme (W.A.) is when a production an older, existing production is revived. Because the they know the productions ‘works’, the rehearsal period is considerably shorter than it would be for a new production, and is altogether a rather different experience. While is some regards it can be less satisfying, being shoe-horned into something, rather than being involved in creating it yourself, the process […]

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DIY Cajon

DIY Cajon

A cajon, a box drum, often with snare – you’ve almost certainly seen someone busking with one, is not overly expensive, but even cheaper to make yourself. I followed these instructions (the specifications in any case), and was able to get the majority of the pieces from the off-cuts bin at my local hardware store. And here’s a little scratch-track demo I’ve tried it out on: […]

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To a lovely lady: a digger’s poem for Anzac Day

To a lovely lady: a digger’s poem for Anzac Day

To commemorate Anzac Day, I would like to share a poem, written by my Pop, Ernie Finden, whilst serving in Papua New Guinea in WWII:   To a lovely lady Sweet loveliness I give my heart to thee,   And pray that thou wilt share thy life with me In harmony and joy as knowing each   We’ll strive the hights of happiness to reach. Thy loveliness […]

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All the world (draft #3) – feedback please!

My Acts / Pentecost song for our small group has gone through a big re-write, with a different tune in the verses, of which there are now three, and the bridge is gone. Here’s a rough (as in my piano playing) demo, on which Peta kindly improvised a little flute filler:   All the world: Draft #03 by therealfindo All the world V1 Let us […]

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Submitting to one another – church membership

I was probably put on the members roll of my childhood church after I was baptised, but the only other church I became a member was the one I went to during university. I’m speaking as a baptist though, as I understand that Anglicans hold a less official view of congregational membership, and I was probably considered a member of those Anglican churches I’ve been […]

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My Organ-Pedal debut playing Steve Reich

During my bro-in-law’s wedding last August, I managed to get roped into playing the organ pedals in an arrangement of a Steve Reich piece. It was recorded (and apparently sent to Reich!). Here is it for your listening pleasure:   Violin duet by wax+wire

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Breivik, Mohler and justice

I read a tweet the other day to the effect of: Anders Breivik demonstrates we live in a moral universe, therefore, construct a worldview which explains this data. It was a worthwhile point, as the whole thing does seem to show that there’s very few people who would try and argue that the wrongness of Breivik’s actions is not just their subjective opinion, or a […]

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He is exalted (demo) – mp3 + charts

There’s a subtle change in the title of this post since last time – namely, this song, based around  Philippians 2, has gone from draft to demo (or should that be beta?)! You gave me some great feedback when I posted the draft, and now, here’s a demo recording. It’s still a ‘rough’ demo; I recorded it at home, on my laptop, without proper monitors or know-how […]

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New Song: All the world (first draft – in progress)

Our small group has started a study through Acts, which semms like a good time to try and write a song about being an international group (an idea I’ve had since we moved to Germany). So here’s my first draft, which I’m going to road-test with the group tonight: All the world Verse 1: In every language of the earth, In every corner of the […]

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This changes everything

Here’s Keith Green Matt Papa again for Resurrection Sunday:   This song by Ben Cantelon is also good:

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It is finished

Hell was silenced when you cried ‘It is finished’ This is a great song by Matt Papa. Fair warning: the video uses footage from The Passion film, and is thus graphic; though when it cuts to images of people from all over the world, it gets me. Get the chord chart here. It is finished, that’s what makes it Good Friday.

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Pilgrim’s Progress #3 – Reading the Classics Together

Pilgrim’s Progress #3 – Reading the Classics Together

This is the third entry in the current Reading the Classics Together series, exploring John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Now having read the Third Stage, I have to retract what I wrote last time about the wicket gate being the cross; clearly, it is not! I’m rather puzzled by the Second Stage now. Never-the-less, this stage was much clearer. Christian’s burden falls at the foot of the cross, and […]

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