It Is Written (A Response to Marty Sampson & Joshua Harris)

This week I was stirred to offer a word from Romans 14 and Galatians 3 for those who find themselves worried or anxious – or speechless – following the recent news that Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson aren’t that bothered about Jesus at the moment. If it was good enough at the beginning, it willContinue reading “It Is Written (A Response to Marty Sampson & Joshua Harris)”

Church Last Night at the O2

‘Twas great to be with friends from Hillsong last night at their European conference in the O2 Arena, London. Karl Lenz preached up a beautiful storm from the green fields and quiet waters of Psalm 23. The Hillsong crew led worship powerfully & Matt Redman (a National Treasure) sent us home as the dancing generation

Do This Much

Last week here at Holy Trinity in Richmond we had the privilege of hosting my good friend Mark Stevens for 24 hours of worship training. Mark was previously on the worship team at Hillsong in Sydney Australia and, more recently, Creative Director at Life Church in Bradford until 2011. It was a joy for meContinue reading “Do This Much”

Mercy Mercy

Occasionally I’ll hear a lyric in a song of worship that will make me wince. Brooke Fraser’s bridge section from Hosanna is a good example of this where she pens, “Heal my heart and make it clean…break my heart for what breaks Yours”. We sing, we follow suit, we play…but, really? Break my heart –Continue reading “Mercy Mercy”