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Survey of 2018 trips: Southeast Asia

Heart Sounds International’s mission statement includes helping ignite worship in places where Christ-followers are “restricted, persecuted or unknown.” Because of our focus in these places, many stories are hard to share online. But I’d like to share what I can from this past year over a series of blog posts. Here’s a story from SoutheastRead more …

Heading To the Philippines Soon

Heart Sounds has been partnering with YWAM Surigao since 2007. In 2014, HSI and YWAM provided a worship workshop for church worship teams in Surigao del Norte. The 2017 workshop is an expansion of that workshop. On this particular trip, HSI is collaborating with a visual artist from OM Arts as well as local artists to provide a comprehensive arts team for the workshop. I am thrilled to be going onRead more …

Incarnate 2016

Incarnate, OM Arts’ biennial school of arts in mission, is underway in Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy! The uniqueness of Incarnate is found in a holistic approach to discipling artists. Students from multiple artistic disciplines experience life in community, formal learning, integrated outreach, worship, studio time, an arts festival, fun and next steps coaching. ThereRead more …

Of Waffles and Chocolate

These two delectable snacks are as good in Belgium as they are plentiful. Also plentiful in Belgium is the spiritual need. But OM Belgium has seen the evangelical presence in their town of Zaventem grow from zero to at least four churches since they began ministry 50 years ago!    I had the opportunity to travelRead more …

Free Global Worship Album

  A Gift From Heart Sounds International To You! In celebration of 15 years of Heart Sounds International ••• Global worship coming from 70+ projects in about 40 countries ••• Helping to release indigenous worship in the developing Church around the world ••• We invite you to download and listen to HSI’s first album, Sounds of Global WorshipRead more …

Calvin Worship Symposium

Apr 1, 2013 | Posted by in Ethnomusicology, mission, music, worship | 0

At the end of January, I had the privilege of attending the Calvin College Worship Symposium in Grand Rapids. I went because of the global focus of the conference. I came away with more tools in my tool belt in regards to global worship. I also realized how much I have to learn. I willRead more …

The Crucifixion

Apr 2, 2010 | Posted by in architecture, music, worship | 1

Tonight I went to see John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion” from 1887 performed at Lanercost Priory in Brampton. Undoubtedly the best and most familiar piece in this oratorio is “God So Loved the World.” It was performed beautifully in an amazing venue. One thing that stood out to me in Stainer’s work were the almost hymn-likeRead more …