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Praising in the Fog

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Articles, Blog | 0 comments

I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. -Psalm 40 (ESV)One of things we, as musicians and service leaders, will often struggle with is the...

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Theology of the Arts – Part 4

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Theology | 0 comments

  Welcome back to our brief(ish) four-part trawl through the murky waters of art theology. We began, effectively, by asking the question: “How do we answer when we’re asked to justify art?” This demand for justification is something that artists are familiar with. It might come from parents: “Don’t you think you should do something that will give you...

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Theology of the Arts- Part 1

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Theology | 0 comments

  The Way Things Are “I always said God was against art and I still believe it. Anything obscene or trivial is blessed in this world and has a reward – I ask for no reward – only to live and to hear my work.” Such were Edward Elgar’s words in 1900, and they have been a common complaint of artists and musicians for hundreds of years: Art Doesn’t Pay....

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Writing children’s memory verses

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Articles, Blog | 2 comments

One of the great privileges of serving with children’s teams on camps and conferences like Word Alive and Keswick is hearing young people sing bible verses. It is brilliant. Linked at the end of this post are 2 memory verses which you may want to have a look at, both are from Word Alive 2013 when the 8-11’s were studying John’s Gospel....

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Articles, Blog | 0 comments

Everyone’s favourite topic. There’s tonnes of blog posts across the internet discussing this, and as always with the internet some are much more helpful than others. Everyone has something to say, and everyone thinks they’re right. But I think the discussion is less about how loud it should be, and instead about how appropriate it can be....

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