Walter Brueggemann To Guest on Voices In My Head Podcast and Other News

September 2015

I hope your September is off to a great start. It’s been a while since I wrote one of these so I thought I should give you some big news.

I am so excited to announce that Dr. Walter Brueggemann will be joining me on September 11th as my guest on Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast). Brueggemann is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades and has greatly influenced my own thinking.

If you would like to submit a question or comment for me to share with Dr. Brueggemann on September 11th, please email them to

We’ve already got some great ones and are only sharing the best ones so put your thinking caps on.

For an archive of our past podcasts go to

On September 22nd I will be heading back into the recording studio in Nashville Tennessee to finish my new record titled Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations. I’ve been recording extra guitar parts for the album from my home in Ohio and the record is really cooking along now. We still are about $1000 short on funds so if you want to pre-order the record, thus helping to fund the production, you can do so at

On October 24th I’ll be leading worship and teaching some worship related seminars with Jonathan Burkey at Lima Community Church of the Nazarene in Lima Ohio. You can get more information about this great event at


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On September 14th I will be leading a songwriting seminar on the campus of Cedarville University for students in the worship arts course of study. I’m really excited about the chance to join these great students once a month to help them grow in their craft for the service of the church
October 11-13th I have been invited to the campus of Olivet Nazarene University, just outside of Chicago Illinois, to participate in a conversation about worship for the center of faith and culture with other leaders for the Church of the Nazarene. This time together will allow a sustained dialogue concerning worship from a Wesleyan/Nazarene theological perspective, exploring the faithful exercize of worship leadership. Our hope it to move toward a sharedunderstanding and language concerning worship in the Church of the Nazarene

#HymnLyrics – Crown Him With Many Crowns (Verse 4)

Sometimes you just need to hear the lyrics to some great hymns. #HymnLyricsCrownHimWithManyCrowns Verse 4

Verse 4

Crown Him the Lord of peace
Whose power a sceptre sways
From pole to pole
That wars may cease
And all be prayer and praise
His reign shall know no end
And round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet

CCLI Song # 23938George Job Elvey | Godfrey Thring | Matthew Bridges© Words: Public Domain


Help Me Name My Next Record

I can hardly believe we record my next record in Nashville this December. With that in mind I would love to have your input in giving a title to this album. The working title has been the “Rick Lee James Hymn Project” but I would love to come up with something a little more creative. If you have any ideas please let me know via Twitter @RickLeeJames or Email me at If we use your idea you will receive a free autographed CD when the album is complete. The album will consist of hymns both new and old with a few songs inspired by the Book of Common Prayer and the Psalms, all arranged, written, or co-written by me. Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your ideas.


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Rick Lee James To Record Hymn Project This December In Nashville


I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’ll be heading to Nashville on December 12th to record my next album. Below is a list of the incredible musicians, engineers, and studio and my amazing producer, Craig Adams, has assembled. You can still help us finance this project at

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Tracking: The Poole Room in Franklin Tennessee

Musician Lineup:

Drums: Scott Williamson – Has played for Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Michael W. Smith, D.C. Talk, Point Of Grace, FFH, Blue County, Steve Holy, Michael Peterson, Jaci Velasquez

Bass: Matt Pierson – Has Played for George Benson, Joshua Redman, Kirk Whalum, and Brad Mehldau (These are all amazing Jazz artists)

Guitars: Dave Cleveland– Has Played for Steven Curtis Chapman, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, 4 Him, Crystal Lewis, Michael O’Brien, Cindy Morgan, Anointed, Russ Taff, Steve Green, Wes King and Out Of The Grey, and Miley Cyrus.

Guitars: Mike Payne – Has Played for Toby Mac, Sidewalk Prophets, Chris August, Jason Gray, David Crowder, Luke Bryan, Ronnie Dunn, Josh Wilson, Matthew West,

Keys: Jason Webb – Has Played for Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Rascal Flatts, Natalie Grant, Richard Marx, Tommy Walker, Gaithers Vocal Band, Chris Tomlin,

Engineer – Randy Poole – Has worked with Anita Baker, CeCe Winans, Michael W. Smith, Backstreet Boys, Gaithers Vocal Band, Aretha Franklin, Travis Cotrell, Sandi Patti

2nd Engineer – Casey Barker – Has worked with Aaron Neville, Emerson Drive, Michael W. Smith, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Journey, Veggie Tales