May It Be Done (Let it be…)

I had no intention of writing a blog for this day. Never the less,  I seem to be tapping away at my iPad while sitting next to my trusty manager, Dave, who’s driving our van to Embarrass, Minnesota where there is an expectation that I will perform a concert...
This Is Love: A race to the bottom.

This Is Love: A race to the bottom.

 Sinai / photo: Steve Bell I was sitting  in a hotel dining room in Tiberius, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, when my traveling companion, Rikk Watts, suddenly asked, “What, in your estimation, is the single, greatest self-revelation of God we have in our...

Gone is the Light

Several years ago I was asked by a pastor to come and take the whole of the Good Friday service at his church. I was a bit surprised at the invitation, because it was a rather large congregation, and fairly upbeat. I happily accepted the invitation, and took it as an...

What’s in a Name: Francis

Scroll down to listen to song… Like so many others, I was staggered when Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose Francis for his Papal name.  It’s hard to describe, but when I heard the news, a breeze blew through my soul leaving me in a momentary state of...

Story of Keening For The Dawn

(scroll down to listen to title track…) This project started in the spring of 2010, when I was travelling along an LA freeway with my friend, Greg Leith.  He was trying to sell me me on the idea of attending the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute the following summer...

While My Guitar Gently Weeps…

  This past Saturday, after soundcheck just prior to a concert Thunder Bay, I casually rested my guitar  against the stage  wall and headed to the back room to fetch some guitar picks.  I had only taken a couple steps when I heard the slide and the crash.  I spun...

New Song: GOOD FRIEND by Steve Bell

My friend Heather Bishop (singer/songwriter/ painter/ activist) has a little cabin in southern Manitoba that I have taken the liberty of dubbing Bishop’s Barque. A ‘barque’ is a simple, small sailing vessel to take one out to sea. Given my history of the...

Reflecting on “Burning Ember”

BURNING EMBER “Judge for yourself how great man is – how great man may become. God abides in him and he in God so that Christ himself and not a man lives in a devout Christian; the whole soul becomes Christ’s, just as the iron in burning coal becomes fire...
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