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.

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…

Thoughts and Songs for Advent: A Three-Part Series with Steve Bell

In the fall of 2020, Westmont College commissioned me to prepare and produce three short videos reflecting on the rich tradition of Advent.
Here are links to the three-part video series of reflections and songs on the season of Advent.

Free Advent Audio Book | by Steve Bell

A free (and sharable) audio version of Steve reading book one, Advent, of his book-series, Pilgrim Year.

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…