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This responsive prayer focuses on our need for forgiveness as well as an assurance of the hope that we have in Christ. While it pairs nicely with several Lenten hymns, it could be used throughout the year.
In episode 10 I sit down with writer, historian, and storyteller Dr. Dan van Voorhis. We discuss his books Monsters and Johann Arndt: A Prophet of Lutheran Pietism as well as his creative process. If you want to learn more about Dan you can visit his website DanvanVoorhis.com, 1517legacy.com, follow him on twitter @dan_vanvoorhis , or tune into his podcast Virtue in the Wasteland.
In episode 9 I sit down with songwriter and worship leader Kip Fox. We discuss his journey as a songwriter and the different approaches he's explored when writing for entertainment, worship for the global church and for his local congregation.
In episode 8 I sit down with photographer and creative director Doug Klembara and writer Kelsi Klembara. We talk storytelling, narrative and social media.
"There Will Be Rest" flowed out of experiences in New York City where everyone is seemingly running to try to keep their head above water. This song is meant to be both a song of lament and a song of assurance. As we cry out to God with the hurts of this world, we are reminded that God meets us in that hurt, that He is bringing healing, and in Jesus we have rest both now and not yet.
"Send Me" is a song about...you guessed it, getting sent. The heart of this song is that God has set us free from sin and now, being forgiven, sends us out to love and serve our neighbor. Not a mandated serving, but a response to the love that we have been shown through Christ.
In episode 6 I sit down with Ed Gungor as we speak about his journey through ministry and his re-discovery of liturgy and how it can be applied to the church of today. Ed has walked through this discovery with several other church leaders through an annual gathering called PRAXIS, and joined together with other church leaders and those desiring to explore the monastic life, forming the Order of St. Anthony. Ed is one of the most thoughtful people I know, and I think you will find the conversation thought provoking and perhaps challenging. Enjoy!
"This is My Father's World" is an early 20th century hymn, written by Maltbie D. Babcock. A poetic portrayal of all creation praising God.
In this lenten hymn we've maintained the original melody, re-harmonizing the chords to form an anticipatory yet meditative setting...
In this lenten hymn we have used much of the original melody, changing it only slightly during one of the verses to connect two verses together and adding an original chorus and bridge...
In episode 4 I sit down with songwriter, worship leader and curator of The Calendar Years, Ben Grace. We talk songwriting, liturgy and the role the church calendar plays on the music he makes.
In episode 3 I sit down with author, speaker and liturgist, Heather Choate Davis at her home in Los Angeles. During the interview we venture into the importance of rest, creative process and spiritual practices.
What can this teach us about how we approach community, art, churches, church workers and church planting models?
In episode 2 of the CommunionArts Podcast we sat down with Eric Marshall at the Trinity Grace offices in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We talk songwriting, creativity, liturgy and more.