A Beautiful Piece of Heartache

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In the midst of the non-stop election news and the beating our collective psyches take from campaign season, I needed this hymn for election day from Over the Rhine. “What a beautiful piece of heartache This has all turned out to be Lord knows we’ve learned the hard way All about healthy apathy” Thanks to […]















And Now For Some Lite Muzak…

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So, I also enjoy playing, writing and performing music. I’ve been writing songs for almost 20 years now, but that only means I’ve written enough bad songs to get lucky a few times. I’ve written a couple of songs, since moving to Bolivia and thought it would be nice to share them with the thronging […]















Another World

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This is a song I wrote recently and played today at our church. We’ve been spending time in Isaiah 40-66 and this is my summary of Isaiah’s vision. Long ago my people went down to Egypt Long ago they lived in slavery Long ago my people cried out Long ago I set them free Another […]















The Last Supper

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I wrote my first farm song this weekend. In other words the first song that I’ve written at the farm, but also the first song about all that I’m learning at the farm. Here’s the lyrics. Perhaps a rough cut will follow soon. I went to church and I ate a meal To keep me […]















You Have Heard It Said

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A big part of my job is blessing and serving the Eucharist. The Christian faith is imminently tied up in food — right there at the center of Christian worship is God giving his people bread and wine, it’s the whole Gospel summed up in a simple action. Christianity is a religion of feasting with […]