Fresh New Songs for Worship, Sept 2015

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Written on the tail-end of September, the end of my month had a few surprises, so this is sliding into “home” a minute late.
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Fresh New Worship Songs – August 2015

Screen-shot-2015-08-05-at-9.37.46-PMIt can be hard to find solid, new corporate worship songs for your congregation, especially if you don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mentality of only pulling from the CCLI Top 100. Well, I collect new songs year round, listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top – that’s to say, I’ve done some of the work for you. Here are my most recent picks. [Read more…]

REVIEW: Stephen Miller – “Liberating King”

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RELEASE: Liberating King
LABEL: Independent

I admire Stephen Miller. Having reviewed his book (Worship Leaders we are not Rock Stars) just a few months back, I was looking forward to hearing this new CD. Stephen’s commitment to solid Biblical truth, balanced in equal measure with passion, & creativity shine bright on his latest release. [Read more…]

REVIEW: Matt McCoy – ALIVE & FREE E.P.

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RELEASE: Alive & Free
LABEL: Independent

Though I’ve known him loosely through various Social Networks for several years, I first met Matt McCoy at the Experience Conference ’13 in Orlando where he was showing his brilliant Looptimus midi-controller. By the end of the week we’d traded CDs – up to then I had somehow entirely missed that he was a musician, & a member of one of my favorite worship teams, the Vertical Church Band – & out of all of the “schwag” from the conference, I ended up listening to his for most of the ride home. When I heard that he was releasing another, I was first in line for a review! [Read more…]

REVIEW: Kristen Gilles – PARKER’S MERCY BRIGADE

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PARKER’S MERCY BRIGADE
Independent

 

I’ll be honest – I’ve struggled to review this CD. It is simultaneously utterly unique in my worship music collection, & at the same time absolutely familiar, & comfortable. [Read more…]