Wedding Planning and the Refugee Crisis

  Weddings are complicated affairs – and the more spectacular and creative they are, the more challenging and fraught they can become.   Planning a wedding involves a gazillion difficult decisions, headaches and potential conflicts. Ceremony, venue, invitations, food, music – you have to figure all this stuff out, and every aspect of the planning […]

New Album! Sacred Days

My new album of worship music is called Sacred Days. Every song in the collection is written for a milestone moment in the life of faith. There are songs for: Baptism Confirmation – Choosing life in Christ Weddings Advocacy in the Public Square Leave-Taking Ordination – Commissioning Thanksgiving Services Funerals I need your help!  I […]

New Song for Baptism

I’m excited to share my new song, “Welcome”.  It’s written to celebrate the sacrament of baptism. Lyrics: Welcome, there’s a promise that’s keeping us, Welcome, we are fashioned and found by this love, And invited to trust. Welcome, blessed child of the covenant, Welcome, ever placed in the presence of God, Ever held by the […]

Taste and See

I’m excited to share a new video, for my song Taste and See.     The story of the film culminates with a big fellowship meal around a table, a robust celebration.   In the context of the meal, the bread and cup of Holy Communion are blessed and shared.   Leading up to this […]

A Father’s Words at the Funeral of His Daughter

A Father’s Words at the Funeral of His Daughter   Mark and Sallie, members of my congregation, found out last month that their daughter had died in a car accident while studying abroad for a college semester.  She was 21.  With his permission, I share Mark’s words, which he offered at her funeral a few […]

Forsaken

              Who are you, in the crowd on Golgotha?  Where do you place yourself in the scene? Are you watching with a shattered heart, as your loved one suffers?  The one who you hold dear is being brutalized, tormented, living in anguish, and you are there.  Maybe you wish your […]

Nuns are Crazy

I once read about a woman who was living through dark days and she signed up for one of those spiritual weekends led by catholic sisters at a retreat center.  She checked into the dormitory on the campus, and as she got on the elevator to find her room, she was joined by a nun. […]