HEARING IS BELIEVING: NEW CD BY MALCOLM GUITE

HEARING IS BELIEVING: NEW CD BY MALCOLM GUITE

Malcolm Guite | Songs & Sonnets | Audio CD producer: Roy Salmond executive producer: Steve Bell Anyone who knows me knows of my enthusiasm for the work of English poet Malcolm Guite. Honestly? —if anyone bothers to write about me after I’m gone, I imagine...
Potter & Clay – New Album from Jaylene Johnson

Potter & Clay – New Album from Jaylene Johnson

A year ago, singer/songwriter Jaylene Johnson mentioned that she had some time set aside for songwriting, and couldn’t decide between going off by herself to a cabin, or flying down to Nashville to write with other writers (a method she is used to, and good at)....
The Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist – June 24

The Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist – June 24

The following is excerpted from Steve Bell’s Pilgrim Year: Ordinarytide.  This particular text is written by guest contributor Amy Knight who lives in Winnipeg and works doing concert and product administration for Signpost Music. Pilgrim Year is an online,...
God: Refuge and Refugee

God: Refuge and Refugee

At noon today I’ll be singing the following two songs (below) at a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank held to commemorate World Refugee Day. I’m told the lunch will be simple fare in sober solidarity with the 60 million souls currently...

Winner for 2016 Free House Concert

This year’s winner for a free house concert, is Joel Faber, from Toronto. Congratulations, Joel!! Here’s a brief video of Steve making this year’s draw: Every year we make an annual draw for a free house concert with Steve Bell. To enter, fill out...
Introduction to Ordinarytide

Introduction to Ordinarytide

 The following it excerpted from Steve Bell’s Pilgrim Year, a multi-modal online collection of reflections on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year. The series, which includes offerings from guest contributors Malcolm Guite, Bob Bennett, Alana...

Steve Bell nominated for three Word Guild Awards

The Word Guild recently released the short list for The Word Awards, honouring the best in Canadian Christian writing. Steve has been nominated for the following: Articles – Blog: Steve Bell of Winnipeg for “From Lent to Love: From your Friendly-Neighbourhood...
The Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension

Although Ascension is now celebrated in many churches on the 7th Sunday of Easter, the official day is 40 days after Easter Sunday.  a Ascension doesn’t mean absence; it means sovereignty, exercised through the Spirit. —N.T. Wright From a young age, I was taught...
Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter

 The following is a reflection on the lectionary readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C) : Ezekiel 37:1-14 / John 14:23-29 /Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5. Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open up your graves, and bring you up from your graves…And you shall...

Easter Sunday: Matter matters

God’s new world of justice and joy, of hope for the whole earth, was launched when Jesus came out of the tomb on Easter morning, and I know that he calls us to live in him and by the power of his Spirit and so to be new-creation people here and now, bringing...

New Painting “Love is Our Way”

I’m so very excited that Steve has begun recording in the studio for the new album, Where the Good Way Lies. On the first day, the beautiful song that I could hear him singing was “Love is Our Way”, the very name of my newest painting! Steve asked me...

Palm Sunday: What Makes for Peace

  . As a child I quietly harboured an uneasy dislike for Palm Sunday. The processions, the palm waving, the triumphant chorus: “Blessed is He who comes in the Lord’s own name. Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!” Triumphalism bothered me then, and it...

A New Album for 2016

Where the Good Way Lies Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way lies, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. —Jeremiah 6:16 My 20th career album is officially out on November 1st, and I am admittedly still...

ASH WEDNESDAY : Deeper Considerations

Dear Reader, The following is Chapter 4 in the Lent collection of reflections found in the Pilgrim Year series: a multi-modal, media rich series of online (mobile device friendly) reflections on the Spirituality of the Christian Calendar year.  I’ve done a fair...

Beginning Lent: Clean Monday

Clean Monday : First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite) -by Steve Bell Dear reader, this is chapter 3, excerpted from the Lent collection of reflections found in the Pilgrim Year collection: a multimedia experience through the seasons of “theological time” – Advent,...

Coming of the Magi: Feast of Epiphany (January 6)

The following is Chapter 2 from the Epiphany collection in my Pilgrim Year collection of devotional, multi-media e-books on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  The complete collection—Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide and...

Feast of the Nativity

    Jesus — “the splendour of the Father, and the figure of His substance.” When we look into the humble, vulnerable face of the Christ Child, how can we possibly see the “splendour of (God) the Father, and the figure of His...

Here I Am! Contemplate Me.

The following is Chapter 2 from the Christmastide collection in my Pilgrim Year series of devotional, multi-media e-books on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  The complete collection—Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide and...

Advent: We Are Waiting

“Advent!  …a holy season in which we connect again with our ‘inconsolable longing,’ as C.S. Lewis called it—our yearning for the One who is to come and is also, mysteriously, the One who has come already—come as a child, come as fellow-sufferer, come as...

December 6: The Feast of St. Nicholas

The following is Chapter 3 from the Advent collection in my Pilgrim Year collection of devotional, multi-media e-books on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  The complete collection—Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide and...
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