Reflections on the recent Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives conference (30.07.19 – 02.08.19, Ripon College Cuddesdon) – and on British Gospel Music (more generally)

The previous post on this blog is a reflection of a music and worship conference – an event that was more than a shot in the arm in terms of my reconnecting to my vocation of sacred ‘musicking’. However, there was no doubt in my mind that I would be exploring ways of Christian congregational […]

So God loves sin…

Warning: this is not a blog post for those who are unable to read in straight lines and think rigorously…and also, if you are not familiar with ‘satire’ then this may be an injudicious use of your time… ~ The $64,000,000 question remains: what exactly, pray tell, is the gospel? Is it what about people […]

A recent devotional for a gospel choir

It is amazing when the Holy Spirit works in ways and at times you really don’t expect. For those of us who lead choirs that comprise entirely of members with their own Christian faith, every rehearsal should be an opportunity to affirm individual and collective faith. Sometimes the ‘devotional bit’ is nothing more than a […]