Category Archives: Hymns

When One Plus One Equals Three

Lessons learned in the art of collaboration Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Ten years ago I had the pleasure of meeting songwriter Stuart Townend. Stuart had … Continue reading

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Standing on Strong Shoulders

The inspiration behind the modern hymn ‘By Faith’. Several years ago I turned to a wise and older friend for some much-needed advice. My friend humbly replied that while he didn’t have all the answers, he’d gladly offer his shoulders … Continue reading

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By David Neff (Christianity Today) – Ten Good Ideas from Contemporary Hymn Writer Keith Getty

Irish songwriter Keith Getty began his workshop Tuesday at the National Worship Leaders Conference by telling those who had come to learn how to write a great worship song to leave. “Because art is the expression of life, you cannot … Continue reading

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On writing for children…and learning from the Irish…

The thoughts of two Irish people have been particularly challenging as we approach the subject of addressing artistic creativity in the context of the children who belong to our churches. Continue reading

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