Brandon Bee is a hard man to pin down. As a world traveler and dad of several kids, I caught him while he was in the car en route to renew his 16-year-old son’s passport for a trip to Italy. Raised by parents who were in a band, Brandon knew […]
Over the past few weeks, my worship team has been reading The HD Leader by Derwin Gray. The book speaks about building multiethnic churches and embracing diversity. According to the book, a homogeneous church is one that is made up of 80 percent or more of the same ethnicity. Ring […]
From time to time I indulge in sharing music that many of you might not hear about in the main industry. Indie worship projects are as good or better than anything produced by major labels. Here is an example of a recent release. I have to say I love the […]
At age 13, my daughter Emilie Kirkpatrick began leading worship with me. In the past eight years, she has released two projects of her own songs and is a in skillful worship leading as well as songwriting. These eight year have formed a collaboration. Recently, we formed “a beautiful liturgy” as a music group to write and lead worship! We have already recorded one of the five songs for our 5-song project! But, we need your help and support as independent musicians. On Kickstarter.com or on this video and link, you can see and hear our story! The site even has a sample of the song we already recorded. Please, give it a watch and let us know what you think!
I thought I would post a song I wrote and recorded a couple years ago. To worship today we have so many choices in where we go to worship as well as the music and vibe we prefer. But, with all of our multi-venue, multi-site, and multi-sensory expressions of worship have we lost as sense of wonder and awe? In our desire to be relevant have we reduced God to goosebumps derived from crafted experiences in haze-filled box-shaped houses of worship? Excitement on the stage might get a reaction. But what are we cooking up?
The power of collaboration has been evident throughout the ages. And I feel like more and more I’m experiencing how dynamic collaboration with kindred creative’s can be. And when you connect at the core with another gifted artist, and God provides the spark…there’s no ceiling.
My daughter, Emilie, is embarking on creating once again. This time it is a single to be released in December. Crowd funding is the approach this time, and with a humble budget we hope to make amazing music. Our friends Greg Johnson and Beau Trembly of On Being Human are […]
EPISODE 16: Beauty – Its not a bad word in worship! – Staci Frenes Interview NEW Podcast and CD Giveaway this week over at WorshipMythbusters.com! One bonus, if you comment here on this post AND on the post at WMB you are entered twice to win Staci Frenes’ brand new […]
This old computer (pictured above) is a PowerMac G4 made by Apple Computer Company in the late 1990s. An employee of Apple at the time sold me it used from his personal collection. When I first bought it, it performed as my music and administrative hub in the home, running apps […]
I am posting the lyrics of the song that inspired the “DRINK THE DIVINE” EP worship project. Sunday night the funding campaign ends. If I had about a dozen more contributors, I will be able to cross the threshold. Please consider pledging. Supporting gets you a perk, allows the project […]
I thought of writing a book review but ended up with a song inspired by a book. “Grace found me” is a phrase quoted from the book All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir which is the memoir of beloved author and speaker Brennan Manning. We think we can earn God’s love, […]
Yes, I am recording a 4-song worship EP titled “Drink the Divine” and you can go to DrinktheDivine.com to learn more! This project has been long in the works and includes four original songs.