Podcast #120: Questions from God Part 5 of 10

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Free Book – Tips Will Benefit The Hymn Project.

  All tips received for this book will benefit the Hymn Project –www.GoFundMe.com/Hymns The Psalms: you’ve heard them read in church, adapted into worship songs and maybe glanced through them once or twice. But have you ever asked yourself what the message is behind this moving yet enigmatic book? Have you ever let the PsalmsContinue reading “Free Book – Tips Will Benefit The Hymn Project.”

Podcast #119 – Questions From God – part 4 of 10

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Brian Zahnd Recommends Rick’s Book, Out of the Depths

A couple of years ago I came across a book in my local public library that literally changed the way I think about forgiveness and the mercy of God called, “Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus To Radical Forgiveness”. The author of this book was a man named Brian Zahnd. I’ve since read and re-read every bookContinue reading “Brian Zahnd Recommends Rick’s Book, Out of the Depths”

10 Days Left

Back from the Road I had an incredible weekend playing music in Indiana. On Sunday morning I led music at Southdale Church of the Nazarene in Anderson and was blessed by the presence of God in our service and by the warmth of the people there. Sunday evening took me to Bluffton where over 400 people were in attendanceContinue reading “10 Days Left”

Less than $400 to go. A video update on Rick’s book

Wow, what a great Sunday. Had a great day of leading music at church and great fellowship with our people. When I arrived home tonight I saw that we had another donor and we are now only $365.00 away from meeting our goal. God has been so good and I am so grateful to allContinue reading “Less than $400 to go. A video update on Rick’s book”

We Lost The G performed by Brannon Hancock and Xenia Nazarene Church

Many thanks to Music Pastor Brannon Hancock and the music team at Xenia Church of the Nazarene for including one of my sillier songs (We Lost The G) in their Sunday service this past week. They even made a funny little music video to go with it. I never thought one of my songs wouldContinue reading “We Lost The G performed by Brannon Hancock and Xenia Nazarene Church”

Christians & Violence …or… (You Can Take It, But You Can’t Dish It Out)

I’m not saying this to be argumentative, just sharing my honest thoughts. Convince me that Jesus would ever use violence against anyone and I’ll be convinced that followers of Jesus may resort to it as well. Violence may be the best idea men can come up with but that doesn’t mean Jesus endorses it. Sure,Continue reading “Christians & Violence …or… (You Can Take It, But You Can’t Dish It Out)”

Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting Longing) In Sand Art.

It’s always so cool as a songwriter when someone else records or performs one of your songs. Here is  Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene’s version of my song, Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing) written by . The song is performed here by Shawn Barrett while artist Laura Tappen creates sand art, live Sunday December 23rd,Continue reading “Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting Longing) In Sand Art.”

Xenia Church of the Nazarene

I have to thank my friends at Xenia Church of the Nazarene for using 2 of my songs in their worship services for the first Sunday of Advent 2012 (Advent Hymn and I Lift Up My Eyes).  As a songwriter there are few thrills greater than to have someone else record, perform, or in thisContinue reading “Xenia Church of the Nazarene”