Category Archives: Music

Till Death Do Us Part

Mark 10:1-12 is an amazingly beautiful word about marriage. This is my text for tomorrow’s sermon. In this song by Matthew Mayfield I hear its echo (lyrics below). The sunlight is stationed high to her right With marks of the … Continue reading

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Anticipating Easter Sunday

Read 1 Corinthians 15 and then listen to this. Easter is coming. [Learn more about All Sons & Daughters here.]

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Jingle All the Way?

Each Christmas season I find myself moved again and again by the profound truths we sing about in some of our better Christmas songs. Take, for example, these lyrics from Silent Night: Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s … Continue reading

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The Bud May Have a Bitter Taste, But Sweet Will Be the Flower

William Cowper was certainly right when in 1774 he wrote “God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” the hymn that includes the words in the title to this post. Sometimes the truth is best sung. And sometimes the truth is most … Continue reading

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One There Is, Above All Others

One there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of Friend; His is love beyond a brother’s, Costly, free, and knows no end: They who once His kindness prove, Find it everlasting love! Which of all our friends to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Eulogy

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Bellingham, Ray LaMontagne, and the Walking Dead

Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne should be on your iPod. On a recent run I was listening again to tracks from his Gossip in the Grain. As I made my way down the Bellingham waterfront and toward downtown the song titled “Empty” came on. … Continue reading

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