About a year ago I began serving at Worship Arts Director for First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, WA. This church has been in its location just across the street from Seattle Pacific University for decades. Within the last 2 years they have transitioned from having 2 services, 1 traditional and 1 contemporary, to having … Continue reading The Hymn Challenge
I'm in my third year serving as Director of Worship Studies at The King's University/Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. We have weekly chapel services in which we present a three to four song worship set. Like most of you, we tend to present a "cover" of the recorded arrangement. Was there a keyboard hook during … Continue reading You Have Permission
As I was looking up a word on dictionary.com today, I came upon this graphic. "9 Words About Beginnings". It lead to definitions of these words: incunabula, genesis, inchoate, inception, recrudescence, exordium, commencement, Ab ovo, nascent. Though several are words I wasn't familiar with, God encouraged my heart by reminding me that He is the … Continue reading Beginnings. Defined. Delivered.
Last week I introduced a new class at CMS Northeast in Buffalo, NY. The class is called "The Space Between". I'll tell you honestly that I was a bit anxious heading into the class. Though I believe strongly in the concept behind the class, I wasn't sure if it would resonate with the people who attended. Turns … Continue reading The Space Between
I write regularly for Worship Musician Magazine. One of my recent articles spoke of those moments many keyboard players on worship teams encounter when they’re called on to play during a prayer time or quiet ministry moment. In this article I suggest some ways you might do something other than play a familiar song with its … Continue reading On Our Own
In this clip from my 2nd DVD, you'll learn how what you don't play is just as important as what you do play. Let the internal clock influence how busy your keyboard part is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kwJL9sUTik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_4Q9WV6Jq0 My wife, Carey, helped me create a cozy vibe at my grand piano so that I could film this video of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”. It’s one of the 10 songs on Christmas In Ivory, available now in my store. In the arrangement my sixth sense is evident, as I feature that beautiful … Continue reading Tidings Of Comfort And Joy