What Happens when we worship | Book review

During the Q&A time at our recent conference, ‘Together’, one of our speakers recommended a book called ‘What happens when we worship’ by Jonathan Landry Cruse,, as a helpful follow up from some of the content of the talks . Should you read it?  SUMMARY  It has 15 chapters, 196…

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Matt Merker – Corporate Worship | Review

If there's one book on gathering, worship and singing that I could give to everyone on our music team, it's Corporate Worship by Matt Merker. In fact, I will be as we relaunch into the new normal following the lifting of restrictions, and I'd love to see my whole congregation reading it,…

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Joyful Noise – Come People of God | review |

Joyful Noise are a fresh collaboration of songwriters that have come together around a passion for Jesus, music and God’s family, the church. Despite the challenges of lockdown, they have managed to record and release a strong debut EP, full of helpful, singable songs for congregations. If this first contribution is anything…

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Home for Christmas | Review

It looks like many UK churches are going to be able to put on something in person over Christmas. But there’s a key question we need to be asking. Who will come?   Back in August, cinemas hosted the new Christopher Nolan blockbuster Tenet. It was well trailed and heavily marketed.…

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Doxecology Album Review

Overview Doxecology is a new album released by Resound Worship. It features 13 new songs, written collaboratively, on the themes of creation, ecology, and Christian hope. While there are many great things about the album, which I will come to, I’ll begin by letting you know that this is possibly…

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Planning centre – review

At my church, TCM Baptist Church in Lincoln, we’ve recently invested in a digital, app-based system for displaying music for our musicians - Planning Center’s ‘Music Stand’. Getting to this point was not quick and not straight forward, so I thought I’d give my thoughts and insights into how and…

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| The Glorious Christ – Sovereign Grace | Review

Now that Christmas is over, you might be starting to think about the year ahead, and maybe new songs to introduce to your churches over the coming months. Overview This new album from Sovereign Grace came out just before Christmas. I'm sure you've heard at least bits of it already,…

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| Hillsong Worship – Awake | Review

Hillsong Worship have recently released a new album named 'Awake'. It's their first studio album in a long time and it is a beauty in terms of production. Slick, interesting, emotional, and filled with musically beautiful songs. However.. lyrically, we might have some issues.

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summer playtlist – the breakdown

Every season we put together a mix of the songs we are listening to at the minute, some brand new and some not so much, and a combo of genres and styles. But if you're on the hunt for something in particular, maybe you don't want to sift through the…

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Some books to peruse..

The below are the books we had on our bookstall at our recent London conference, but whether you were with us on Saturday or not, these are some of the books that we rate at the minute. If you'd like to get your hands on any of them, we recommend…

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| CityAlight – Yet not I | Review

On the surface.. Cityalight manage to walk the line between the Getty-ish hymns style that my parents love, and a more contemporary feel that appeals to the younger generation too.  This is a great EP, uplifting, strong vocals and a good mix of upbeat and thoughtful. It covers a range…

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