The art and craft of diana pops

Don’t Forget About Delight: The Art and Craft of Diana Pops

Diana’s recent forays into stitch and felt-craft have yielded whimsical designs that, in their own right, are simply enchanting…

Thoughts and Songs for Advent: A Three-Part Series with Steve Bell

In the fall of 2020, Westmont College commissioned me to prepare and produce three short videos reflecting on the rich tradition of Advent.
Here are links to the three-part video series of reflections and songs on the season of Advent.

Free Advent Audio Book | by Steve Bell

A free (and sharable) audio version of Steve reading book one, Advent, of his book-series, Pilgrim Year.

Amber Anderson and Steve Bell – Talking and Listening Through Steve’s Newest Album

Steve sits down with Amber Anderson for a listen through of his latest album, Wouldn’t You Love to Know? Listen in as they discuss each track.

It Takes a Village: On Receiving the Order of Manitoba

Later this afternoon I’ll be receiving, along with several other Manitobans, the Order Of Manitoba from our province’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Janice Filmon…

Today, my wife Nanci and I received our COVID-19 vaccines. Find out how we're paying it forward in support of global vaccine equity.

Love My Neighbor: Paying it Forward In Support of Global Vaccine Equity

I readily confess that I do not entertain the many conspiracy theories currently circulating around the pandemic. Nor do I harbour suspicions about the various vaccines that have been developed…

As we mark Earth Day, it's becoming evident that when humans become detached from their place in creation, the damage can be catastrophic.

Happy Belated Earth Day! (In Praise of Decay)

Being “of the earth” is not a hippie-dippie sentiment. It is a literal truth….

FOR THOSE WHO’D LOVE TO KNOW — an in-depth video conversation with Steve Bell about his new album.

See blog for links to Part 1 and 2 of Steve’s conversation with Amber Anderson about his latest album “Wouldn’t You Love to Know.”

Let Beauty Awake! A (reluctant) song for Easter morning.

The song was written in November just as a northern prairie winter was starting to settle in; hardly a season (physically or emotionally) for Easter joy. For me, it was a season of terrible sorrow and anxious dread…

The march on Capitol Hill functions as a garish parody of Jesus’ procession into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. My thoughts, and a song of prayer.

This is Love – Thoughts on the Capitol Hill Riots on this Maundy Thursday

Steve Bell reflects on his 1996 song, “This is Love” in light of the February 6 march on Capitol Hill.

The blog includes a recent performance video of the song: