NOW INTRODUCING: The Promise is Hope

Screen Shot 2017-03-04 at 2.02.38 AMAnyone that’s known me for long knows the significant role the band Over the Rhine has played in my musical development. They taught this full-blown metal-head that sometimes less is more, & that – at times -subtlety can be far more powerful that bombast. It’s not often that I discover new music that moves me life theirs did, so when I do I need to share it. [Read more…]

NEXT: New Worship Music Jan/Feb ’17

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 2.39.38 AMEvery month I scour the internet for the latest worship songs – both independent & label – looking for the best of what’s “NEXT”, particularly for those who don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mindset of only pulling from the CCLI Top 25 (though I don’t deny that can be a great place to start). I listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top. I hope this curated list of new worship songs helps you better serve your congregation in the coming year!

And what a list it is! I could hardly narrow it down – I expect to hear a lot about these songs in the coming months & years…
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NEXT: Best New Worship Songs of 2016

Every month I scour the internet for the latest worship songs – both independent & label – looking for the best of what’s “NEXT”, particularly for those who don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mindset of only pulling from the CCLI Top 25 (though I don’t deny that can be a great place to start). I listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top. Once a year we look back on those songs & others we sang, & compile a “Best of…” list. I hope this curated list of new worship songs helps you better serve your congregation in the coming year! [Read more…]

Burned out on Christmas Music?

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-2-33-31-pmI am a worship pastor. I know the struggle. By the time your congregation knows a song, you’ve studied it, charted it, memorized it, & turned it inside out – it’s easy to get burned out on the most popular worship songs, & Christmas music can be the most overplayed. Well, if that’s you, but you still want to listen to songs that lift your spirit & put you in the mood for the Holidays, we’ve assembled a special playlist just for you!

 

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NEXT: Fresh New Worship – Oct ’16

screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-3-09-47-pmI’m sorry I’ve missed a couple of months. Oddly, Hurricane Matthew’s evacuation created the downtime I needed to finish this list.

If you’re new to “NEXT”, I know it’s hard to find new corporate worship songs – there is so much to sort through, especially if you want to dig deeper than the CCLI Top 50. Well, I’ve done the work for you – culling through current releases, both indie & label, curating a list of new material worth exploring. Be encouraged to let me know which of these songs you use, & how your church responds!

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