On #Eclipse2017, a song to celebrate the majesty of our Creator

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Eclipse day is here, and my hometown of Nashville Tennessee has gone absolutely crazy with people staring at the sun through paper glasses. It really is a once in a lifetime event, and the whole thing has had me thinking a lot about Psalm 19: 1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. …

Song added to Spotify’s “Ultimate Christian Alternative” music playlist

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My dear friend Brettan Cox and I wrote a song called “Hound of Heaven” together for her album Blood Red Blooms, and this week Spotify added the song to their “Ultimate Christian Alternative” playlist. I’m so proud of the amazing writer and artist that Brettan has become! Two years ago, Brettan brought this great chorus to our writing session based on …

How to be a Leader When You’re Not the One in Charge

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Being a leader and being in charge are not the same thing. There is a misconception in both Church and secular contexts that being a leader means that you have some sort of title and you’ve been given responsibility for other people. Leadership, however, is simply creating a pathway for other people to follow, and that doesn’t require a job …

“Lord Have Mercy” Live at Christ Church with Jenn Crider

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A powerful spontaneous moment from Christ Church Nashville’s Ash Wednesday service. Every year, Christians around the world burn the ashes from the previous year’s Palm Sunday service and place them on their foreheads as a sign of repentance (See Daniel 9:3-5). On this side of the cross, we can sing “Lord Have Mercy” with gratitude and confidence that He has …

Come Thou Fount – Live on Ash Wednesday

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This past Ash Wednesday, I had the honor of leading worship with the Christ Church Choir in Nashville TN. These men and women truly worship God in spirit and in truth. Ash Wednesday is part of the traditional Church calendar and is observed by millions of Christians around the world as a day of repentance and reflection. It is the …

Song by Song: Do You Hear What I Hear?

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Written during the peak of the Cold War, a time when many Americans feared for the future of their nation (and perhaps the world itself), Gloria Shayne and Noel Regney gave us this beautiful parable, using one of the Wise Men as the backdrop for a story about the Prince of Peace. In this hour, once again, there are many who fear for the future, but take courage! Peace be with you! “The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night—He will bring us goodness and light!”

Song by Song: Humble King

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People inherently love a good rags to riches story. We like tales of humble beginnings that end with success and achievement. Jesus managed to flip the concept on its head and inside out, voluntarily laying aside all the glory of being God in heaven and coming to earth as essentially a nobody. Jesus gave up any kind of earthly glory of His own volition and accomplished more than any other success story in history from the position of a servant.

Song by Song: O Come O Come Emmanuel

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God’s promises don’t expire. Neither do your prayers. Jesus birth came at the end of a 400 year period of silence from God between the Old and New Testaments, a mirror image of Israel’s 400 year time of captivity in Egypt. What do you do when God promises things but they don’t seem to come to pass? You hold on to the promise, because God always keeps His word!