Some reflections on my songwriting

Some reflections on my songwriting

I’m in the process of setting up a new file system and backup, and as part of that I’m moving my songwriting files and archives across to a new drive. Over the last couple of hours I’ve been enjoying looking and listening back to old stuff and some more recent stuff. My first really productive time of songwriting was back in the first half of […]

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Writing songs from scripture

Writing songs from scripture

Ross Hutto has written a really helpful post on worship song writing which is worth checking out. Most, if not all of my worship songs come directly from scripture. There’s a plethora of ideas and in my opinion the best source for writing songs for worship. So, I try and read scripture. A lot of it. I don’t mean legalistically, but it’s a great idea […]

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Music downloading poll

I just posted this straw poll on my BookFace page, and would appreciate your answers: 1) Do you regularly download free music (legally – e.g. noisetrade, bandcamp)? 2) Do you regularly buy music downloads? 3a) If not, why not? 3b) If yes, do you regularly download (free or paid) albums, singles or both? 4) If you also stream music (legally – e.g. Spotify) would you […]

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The heart of worship planning

The heart of worship planning

A few weeks ago Jamie Brown stirred up the evangelical worship leader blogsphere with this post. While there was quite a lot of pushback from some, there was also a lot of helpful dialogue about why we do what we do in our services. I think it was a good conversation to have, and Jamie raises some really important points. In the week following, another thoughtful worship […]

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A ramble… bring on the holidays!

A ramble… bring on the holidays!

Img source: Anonymous Account. I suppose it’s obvious that I’m not a particularly disciplined blogger of late. There’s plenty of stuff I could write about, for example, I was planning on writing this week about the wonderful international service we had last sunday… but I just haven’t got it in my right now. All I’ve got is this bit of a ramble. I can see the […]

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#TwentyFourteenProject May: You have raised me up

#TwentyFourteenProject May: You have raised me up

It’s time for a new #TwentyFourteenProject song again… In May I wanted to try something a bit different, and get away from the usual four-on-the-floor I gravitate towards. The nice jazzy tone of my Gretsch helped pull out some old Ska influence. The result was a bit of fun, based on Ephesians 2… it’s far from perfect, and I see that I need to spend […]

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