Feast of St. Patrick | March 17

St. Patrick: the “Holy Servant-Boy” The stories of St. Patrick are wild, fanciful and mostly unsubstantiated. As with the lives of many early saints, the lore compared to the actual lives lived may well be very distant cousins. But that doesn’t mean...

Remember Me

“In your love,  re-member me…” Psalm 25   Certainly one of the most painful experiences of human existence is the shame of social alienation. To be cut off from family, friends, community—to be shunned, excluded, rejected, dismembered—is a...

Clean Monday – First day of Lent (Eastern Rite)

Below is chapter 4 from Steve Bell’s multi-media eBook  “PilgrimYear: Lent” , which can be read on mobile devices and on-line HERE…   The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open! —Lenten Triodion   For the Eastern...

Several Shades of Valentine’s Day

I’m not a prude. At least I don’t think I am. I really do believe we are created by a good God who blesses us to delight in our sexuality. But I don’t think it makes me a religious moralist to suggest that when we allow our natural appetites and affections to...

Get on the Guest List!!

Good Day! Steve Bell here…. My colleague, Dave Zeglinski and I are so pleased and honoured to be fulfilling the role of executive producers for Murray Pulver’s debut solo album, The Guest List. Murray Pulver (Crash Test Dummies, Doc Walker) is a legendary...

Faith, Hope and Love: New Year’s Day!

The following reflection by Malcolm Guite is taken from PilgrimYear: Christmastide, an ebook on the spirituality of the Christian calendar year.  For more information, see below. If we are making our way through a sacred pilgrim year, why should we observe New Year’s...

MARY – Ark of the New Covenant

The below is Chapter 8 of Steve Bell’s e-book PilgrimYear: Advent.  Information about the book can be found at the bottom of the page. Revealing the truth of humanity… I was in Israel in 2004 traveling with my good friend Jack. Tagging along is more like...

Brief Note to the Young…

I received a lovely email this morning by a 25 year-old man who recently attended a concert of mine.  It was brimming with intelligence and hope, and it filled me with good cheer.  In my response I wrote the following. I thought I’d reprint it here as an...

The Feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra | Dec. 6

Before taking some time to consider the life of Saint Nicholas (a.k.a. Santa Claus), here’s a word from Malcolm Guite about why the lives of the saints should matter to us at all: ______________________   And now, on to St. Nicholas: ​ “He truly took...
Order Soon for Christmas Delivery!

Order Soon for Christmas Delivery!

I know I’m only adding to the din of Christmas sale enticements, but the reality is that the work I do is largely maintained through the sale of the products we create, so… please let me remind you of a couple of things that might make for lovely Christmas...

Whatever Happened to Diana Pops?

Over a decade ago, a shy 16 year-old Diana Pops knocked on my manager’s door and handed him a CD with a song she hoped I would listen to. The song was called “Subtle Shiver.”  It was beautiful, and I remember being quite amazed a young person could...

Morning People

  —from an email I sent to co-workers and colleagues this morning   Good morning! I was taken, this morning, with three phrases from the Psalms (110, 111 & 112 consecutively), and felt I should share. First: “Noble are you on this day… from the...

My Music Video History – With Thoughts On The Latest

  I’ve done several music videos over the years: The first, All For a Loveless Night, was shot in Edmonton and Winnipeg, and represents the only time in my solo career I’ve made any real effort to try to make inroads into the general market. The video got a...

Now Available on DVD! BURNING EMBER: The Steve Bell Journey

I’m writing to let you know that the new feature-length documentary, Burning Ember: The Steve Bell Journey, is now available for purchase on DVD. It will soon be available on Blue-Ray as well, and pay-for-view online. It seems a little contrary to good Christian...

Good Work and Gratitude | Thoughts for Thanksgiving

My wife Nanci usually encourages me to take a relaxation day after coming off the road. And today I’m feeling a bit weary having just returned from four concerts in a row, and a television taping (Context, with Lorna Dueck) at Toronto’s magnificent CBC...

On The Road Again – with Don Amero

Tomorrow I’m back on the road after several months away from regular concerting.  Concerts this week are on the east coast: Summerside and Cornwall (Prince Edward Island) and then over to the mainland for concerts in Truro (Nova Scotia) and then  St. John and...
Bob Bennett could use our help…

Bob Bennett could use our help…

(photo: Bob and Elena Bennett, and myself) Update: Thanks to all who responded to a call to help singer/songwriter Bob Bennett manage a three-month convalescence after having undergone open heart surgury.   In less than a week, we’ve raised $12,000 which...
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