The DNA of Boxing Day | The Feast of St. Stephen

The tradition dates back to the Middle Ages and included the practice of giving money and gifts to those who were needy or in positions of service…

Praying the Names: The O Antiphons

O Come, O Come Emmanuel: A fresh take on an old tradition

A Song, a Prayer, and a Plea for Jenny

Recently widowed, Jenny Zeller, the inspiration for my song “Jenny,” is in desperate need of our help.

In Praise of Decay (New Music Video And Blog)

Ours is not a crisis of knowledge, but rather, it’s a crisis of love…

A Song, Some Books, and a Prayer for Truth and Reconciliation

For our second National Day For Truth and Reconciliation I thought I’d share a song that has deeply impacted me, and then a few books you might want to check out…

What’s in a Design: The Divine Image

For those of you interested in such things, I thought I’d let you in on the meaning behind the design of my new single, “The Divine Image”…

Anger, Honour, and Hope for Healing

Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. He calls us to lower our fists and to honour the image of God in the other, even the hostile other. He goes as far as to call us to lay down our lives for the sake of our enemies. No qualifications. Full stop.

Long Shadows: The Most Cheerless Song I’ve Written to Date

Blog and song (new video) lamenting the suffering of our planet and the human folly behind the sorrows to come…

VULNERABLE FAITH: St. Patrick meets the Twelve Steps

Read Steve Bell’s Foreword to the second printing of Jamie Arpin-Ricci’s book, Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Way of St. Patrick…

We Fall Back Amazed | Mike Janzen’s Psalms Project

The project is a “soulful marvel of songwriting, arrangement, and production.” The companion book is a collection of devotions by thoughtful pilgrims who have traveled long with these texts. Together they offer devotional music and reflection for individuals, small groups, and congregations alike…

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