For My Mom…

I’m currently near Vancouver recording an album 2300 kms from home; 2300 kms away from my mom. Normally this wouldn’t be much of a problem, but we’ve recently moved my mom into a personal care home, and the transition has been disorienting for her,...

A Fitting Emblem and Sonnet for a Pilgrimage

Folks have been asking about the emblem created for my new album project, Pilgrimage (release date: Sept 15/14). A while back, Len Hjarmilson sent me a draft copy of a book he was working on, in which he wrote: “The challenge we face as followers of the...
A Fitting Emblem and Sonnet for a Pilgrimage

A Fitting Emblem and Sonnet for a Pilgrimage

Folks have been asking about the emblem created for my new album project, Pilgrimage (release date: Sept 15/14). A while back, Len Hjarmilson sent me a draft copy of a book he was working on, in which he wrote: “The challenge we face as followers of the Incarnate One...

Songs For Holy Week

4:06 AM.   Since I can’t sleep anyway, I thought I’d put up a few songs you may want to ponder during Holy Week. 1. “Keeping Vigil” connects our own passion with that of Christ. 2. “Stay Awake” takes you through the dismal...

Lazarus Saturday: a signpost of re-creation

excerpted from chapter 17 of my Snippet (multi-media e-book) PilgrimYear: Lent It is no accident that church tradition celebrates the resurrection of Lazarus on a Saturday (Sabbath, the final day of creation), making it also a foretaste, or signpost, of re-creation....

“The God of Rahab Has Sent You…”

At age 89, former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, has released a new book: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. I’m not surprised. Whatever else may be said about his presidency and his politics, his  sustained and compassionate...
Late to Lent?

Late to Lent?

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out my new e-book, PilgrimYear: Lent (which is an 18 chapter, multi-media reflection on the meaning-rich season of Lent) know that there’s still plenty of Lent left to attend to. a a But first, here are a couple of reader...
Steve Bell Releases the “PilgrimYear Collection”

Steve Bell Releases the “PilgrimYear Collection”

We’re so very pleased to announce the release of Steve’s third collection of reflections for a series of multi-media e-books he is spearheading on the spirituality of the Church Calendar Year.  The broad project is called PilgrimYear (formerly Pilgrimage)...

My Brief Response To Boyden’s Book “The Orenda”

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden  (historical fiction) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Boyden’s “Three Day Road” is one of my favorite books, and this one is not that, but it’s a very good and important book none-the-less. The Orenda is an disturbing read as the...

So Pleased About Early Response To The New Advent e-Book

If you haven’t had a chance to download our first multi-media eBook experience, called  PILGRIMAGE/ Advent, now would be a good time! The Advent Collection is getting great reviews…and each of the 12 “chapters” are full of videos, art, poetry, song and stories...
Steve’s New Advent e-Book Update Includes New Chapter!

Steve’s New Advent e-Book Update Includes New Chapter!

If you haven’t had a chance to download our first multi-media eBook experience, called The Pilgrimage, now would be a good time! The Advent Collection is getting very encouraging responses…and each of the 12 “chapters” are full of videos, art, poetry, song and...
ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF MY NEW (e)BOOK!

ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF MY NEW (e)BOOK!

I’m more than a little pleased to announce the release of my first book!  It’s not a traditional book,  and it’s not exactly a typical e-book either. It’s unique in that I’ve used a wonderful new e-publishing format called Snippets, which...
‘KEENING’ WINS WCMA AWARD

‘KEENING’ WINS WCMA AWARD

I was pleased to learn that my  most recent CD, Keening for the Dawn, has been awarded a 2013 Western Canadian Music Award for Spiritual Recording of the Year. Heartfelt thanks to my co-producers Dave Zeglinski and Murray Pulver, and the line-up of musicians who so...

Death and Dying

This morning I woke to emails from two dear friends on different sides of the country. Each were orphaned yesterday with the passing of their one remaining parent, and I feel the weight of their sadness because they are my friends. I also feel keenly my own billowing...
Malcolm ‘n Me (together in Winnipeg Sept. 26)

Malcolm ‘n Me (together in Winnipeg Sept. 26)

Back in June, Cambridge poet Malcolm Guite and I met up in San Diego California and performed at the 2013 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute. Although we had written together before, this was our first performance, and we did it folk-fest style, meaning: nothing prepared...
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