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…

This is Love – a blog and song (video) for 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:

Joy Surprises! — new blog and video for Palm Sunday

We’ve up up a new video for my song “Bethany in the Morning” which I hope can be a part of your Holy Week reflections.The song itself, co-written with my daughter-in-law, Diana Pops, was inspired by the events of Palm Sunday and its preceding day, Lazarus Saturday (as it is known in the Christian East.)

High Art Formed in the Crucible of Life: Review by Carolyn Arends

“‘Wouldn’t You Love to Know’ is a shimmering, pulsating example of the sort of work that can come into being when creative vision, astonishing craft, and emotional power formed in the crucible of life and loss come together…”

A Songwriter’s Suite: A Review of Steve Bell’s “Wouldn’t You Love To Know?”

“…in praise of an album that belongs in the rare company of Dan Fogelberg’s “The Innocent Age” and Bruce Cockburn’s “Dancing In The Dragon’s Jaws.”

Dark Night of the Soul | Video Podcast with Steve Bell and Dr Bruce Hindmarsh

Join Steve Bell and Dr Bruce Hindmarsh for a video-podcast discussion of St. John of the Cross and Steve’s song “Dark Night of the Soul.”

We Fall Back Amazed / New From Mike Janzen

If one were to commission a musical setting for Psalm 97, one would expect the composer to employ subsonic synthesizers, blazing trumpets, crashing cymbals, portentous medieval choirs and no end of audio wizardry to complete the task. What one would not expect however, is what Mike Janzen did with the text….

The Story of a Portrait

The pose I selected for this portrait reflects a somber mood—perhaps uncharacteristic of how we visualize Steve….

A Good Word from an Old Sheep: Good Shepherd Sunday (2020)

Without a question, Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and highly sentimentalized of all the psalms. For all its pastoral prettiness, however, the psalm has a quality of resilient, almost rugged faith…