The Water Runs: A Reflection and Song
A reflection and a song based on Sunday’s lectionary readings for March 15. Offered to those shut in or shut out of Church on account of the coronavirus.
New Album / Podcast / Interview / An initial word about Jean Vanier
Yesterday, after a week of prep, we finally pressed the record button on my new album…
Feb. 2: Candlemas – The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus
Thoughts and a song for a somewhat subversive feast. – by Steve Bell
On the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
It seems appropriate that I should share this song today, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz…
DECEMBER 28: THE FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS
“…the gospels don’t let us off easily. Jesus—light from light, true God from true God—enters history as a vulnerable victim of Herodian cruelty, not aligned with the settled and powerful, but rather with the dispossessed and fleeing. Indeed, the One whom the Old Testament prophet-poets laud as our rock and refuge is now revealed as a refugee.”
STRANGE BLESSING: The Feast of St. Stephen
St. Stephen, whose sufferings in defence of a gospel oriented toward the poor and marginalized gave witness (birth) to a radically different way of being in this world.
New Song Preview!
I’ve just posted three new-ish songs online that you are welcome to listen to and share if you’d like…
PILGRIM YEAR by Steve Bell: a review (Crux Journal)
The Pilgrim Year book series is in many ways a natural culmination of Steve’s musical and story-telling career. In seven beautifully designed booklets, Steve takes the reader thoughtfully through the church year. The itinerary across the terrain of the church seasons turns out to be, as the title suggests, a pilgrimage for the soul.
JUNO Winner Steve Bell Celebrates 30 Year Career with WSO
“Steve Bell’s concerts have become a highly anticipated tradition at the WSO,” says Trudy Schroeder, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. “The experience should not be missed.”
My Father Has Passed
It’s with profound heartache that I must announce that my father, Alfred Clement Bell, died last Wednesday afternoon…