Writing new material on demand, and how it works for me

April 10, 2013

It’s a funny thing. I wrote a new song for a vicar in West Brom and I can’t get over how much fun it was to hear it sung.

The song was tough to get done, but it was easier than free composition in many ways because I was working to a specific brief and those limitations gave rise to a more ordered creative process for me.
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Psalm 150 – and why the guitar is an instrument of truth.

February 6, 2013

Have you read Psalm 150? It’s a bit of the Bible which is quite short and to the point, but also very clear on a single issue.

Praise God. Praise him with music, and dancing.

I can’t dance. Read the rest of this entry »


God knows what we need. Seek His kingdom. Be at peace.

February 27, 2011

This is the sermon I preached tonight at Aldridge Methodist Church. The relevant readings were Psalm 131 and Matthew 6:24-34 although I also reference Philippians 4 and Psalm 100 in the course of the sermon. It was good enough for my preaching mentor to recommend me for proper training. Phew! Read the rest of this entry »