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.
‘Tis the Season!
‘Tis the season, once again, where it is important for me to reach out to those who value my work, and remind you that I am reliant on the financial support of folks like yourself in order to keep doing what I do….
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.
Thanksgiving Day 2019
…a day set aside to thank God for the gifts of creation given to sustain and delight all those who humbly participate in its goodness.