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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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Singing to One Another while under Restrictions

I was invited to take part in a webinar for church leaders organised by the FIEC, where we discussed the challenges of singing together when we can't sing together as churches. You can watch the whole video below: https://youtu.be/f-iTr7xdvdQ My short section (18:45 onwards) attempted to answer the question of…

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It ain’t over ’til the congregation sings

This past Sunday our church had live singers singing in front of a congregation for the first time in over 5 months. A good number of churches in the UK are now able to meet for in-person services. Some are preparing to do so soon, and others are having to…

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EMA 2020

Here you will find a few songs that you may find helpful to listen to alongside the talks. A full Spotify Playlist can be found here, or click the songs below for individual lyrics and recordings Nigel Styles on James 2:14-26 O how good it is Immortal honours Love divine…

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We on this oath depend

The Sunday before lockdown, we had a newly-professing Christian show up to our gathering. He became a follower of Christ while living abroad and ours was the first church he had been to since returning to the UK. It was a joy to welcome him.  And then church stopped meeting. …

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Three things to work on in lockdown- drummer edition

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” Psalm 33:3 If you’ve got some extra time on your hands then why not invest it wisely. Develop your skills as a drummer so you’re more equipped for when we meet together as church again. Here are a…

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Songs for Streams

Below are a number of songs that friends of ours have recorded for use in their own churches, with lyrics included. They are recorded to varying degrees of quality, and most are by no means meant to be professional! But if you are in a small church, with limited resources,…

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Three things to work on during lockdown – keys edition

If you’re finding yourself with a wee bit more time on your hands during lockdown, and would like a few piano-for-church tips to work on, here we go! Obviously every church is different, and every pianist is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to…

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Our Infectiously Clean King

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding our social interactions as humans really surreal at the minute.  The way people cross the road to avoid each other, visibly hold their breath when passing by, wear masks and gloves and disinfect everything that may possibly have been touched by anyone…

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A Greater Longing

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.  (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV) For many…

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