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…

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.)

The Story of a Portrait

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

Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known of all the psalms. For all its prettiness, however, the psalm has a quality of resilient, rugged faith.

Good Shepherd Sunday: A Good Word from an Old Sheep

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…

Easter is the promise of radical renewal by creation's maker. Here are two beautiful Easter poems and a song for Easter morning.

Easter Poems and Songs: Searching for the Light of Easter

“We were sent here to search for the light of Easter in our hearts. And when we find it, we are meant to give it away generously.”

Your Sunday Song(s)

Sunday Songs | March 22 | For those shut in or shut out of Worship

The Water Runs: Reliving stories from the Old and New Testament that revolve around the relationship between water and thirst.

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…

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.”

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