Using global song in worship with integrity

Here’s a 15 minute interview I did recently in USA on using global song in our worship. “How can Global Music in Western Worship be done authentically and respectfully?” Its part of a series in The Luxcast, a podcast of Western Theological Seminary in Michigan.  Greg Scheer and I reflect on how to use global music with integrity […]

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Remembering Mairi Munro

Mairi Munrio died this week after four years of living with an aggressive brain tumour. It is with deep sadness that I reflect here on our times together in Wild Goose. We worked together as volunteers in the Wild Goose Worship Group from its first days – when she was 17 and I was 23. […]

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Drop in to my course on Iona songs and worship

from 6th-9th March I’m leading workshops on songs and worship of the Iona Community and each evening we have worship services.  You can see the full timetable on the diary page.  Anyone may drop in to any of the sessions and a small voluntary donation is invited from participants.

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Worship recording from Symposium in Grand Rapids

I’m working at the Worship Symposium of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.  This morning I assisted in worship leading with a group of international colleagues.  We are here working on worship preparation for the WCRC General Council in Leipzig, but part of the deal is that we do some seminars, presentations and worship leading […]

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Iona Singing Week 2016

SINGING A DEEPER STORY  30 April – 6 May 2016 This was a fabulous week of singing at Iona Abbey.  We reflected on how authentically our song in worship represents our yearnings, our faith, God’s story – all done through the singing of songs which help us to pray more deeply.

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INSPIRE – Methodists’ gathering in Lancashire

I led worship and a workshop at INSPIRE in spring 2015.  The theme of Loving your Neighbour was focussed by the dynamic input of  Key speaker Paul Morrison – policy advisor for the joint public issues team for the Baptist, URC and Methodist Churches.  It was inspiring and challenging and I recommend finding out about the […]

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London School of Theology visit

In February 2015  I attended a consultation at the London School of Theology.  The title for our gathering was Worship: Theology, Practice & Training – focusing on the future of musical worship in the UK.  We were joined by Dr. John Witvliet of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids.  I have met John many times […]

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