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Free Christmas Music

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Free Christmas Music

With #GivingTuesday upon us, we would like to give a gift to you! Enjoy these songs recorded live at our simple church christmas gathering a couple of years ago! You can listen to and download all the songs for FREE at the link below.  If you enjoy it, please share it as well! This was our first ever attempt at recording a “simple church” worship event live.  I think that this recording came as close as possible to capturing the simplicity of families and friends coming together to celebrate the risen Savior.  This release also includes a song recorded live at a “skate church” gathering and the album version of “Lights on My...

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Reality Christmas

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Reality Christmas

  I woke up this morning reflecting on my evening last night. Karla and I made our annual pilgrimage to Cincinnati to see our favorite musical group, Over The Rhine, with another couple involved with simple church planting in the northern part of Kentucky. Over The Rhine is the husband and wife duo of Lindford Detweiler and Karin Berquist.  In over 20 years of making music together, the couple has compiled multiple albums including three Christmas offerings they refer to as “reality Christmas” records. If you know me, then you know that I tend to be a pretty positive and upbeat person.  That is why I always find it odd that the sad songs at their...

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A Simple Church Christmas (Free Music)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Blog, Music | 1 comment

A Simple Church Christmas (Free Music)

Recorded live at Awesome, Inc, on Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY, this album features music by members of simple church communities across the region at our annual Christmas Celebration Gathering. Special thanks to Gideon Maki, Hannah Flynn, Diego Vogel, and Dana Vogel for sharing their gifts with us all. Also included is “Lights on My House” also performed that evening as well as “Luke 2:11” recorded during Skate Church the same day when testing out the recording equipment. Enjoy! Note: You will need to provide an email address and to receive your download link.  If you have any troubles or would prefer the songs be emailed to you...

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Lecrae on Engaging Culture (Video & Free Album)

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog, Music, Teachings | 1 comment

Lecrae on Engaging Culture (Video & Free Album)

Check out the video below and hear Lecrae echo our plea to end the sacred/secular divide and truly embrace the “priesthood of all believers” (I have actually used the “JV” analogy he uses in the talk many times to address this issue.  It is always amazing to see how God puts the same ideas, even same words, in the hearts of people from different places and different backgrounds.) and call believers to live as missionaries within their given cultural context. I am convinced that the number one challenge for existing simple/house/organic churches is to continue heeding this call.  Failure to do so will result in ingrown groups of Christians...

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The Pilot (poem and song)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog, Music, Poems | 0 comments

The Pilot (poem and song)

I recently returned from a ski/snowboarding trip with several men that lead simple churches here in Kentucky.  As with most trips of this nature, everyone ends up sharing new music, YouTube videos, favorite movies, jokes, and other items that have provided us with recent laughter, joy, and occasionally insight into the Christian journey.  For me, Josh Garrel’s music has been one of my best musical finds in a long time.  I shared some songs with my good friend Matt, and in return he shared this great poem with me upon discussing the song “Pilot Me.”  May this poem and song encourage you today!   Crossing the Bar By Alfred, Lord...

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Mega House Church (Rap)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Mega House Church (Rap)

Most of my life I have enjoyed satire.  Satire will often seek to approve of or accept as normal ideas that the satirist is actually seeking to attack.  Such is the case in this goofy song that applies attractional, hierarchical, personality driven, pulpit centered, church growth, clergy/laity ideas to simple/house/organic church...

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Remembering Pearl Jam

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Music | 0 comments

Remembering Pearl Jam

By Karla Duerson:  How can I sleep with so much life springing up?  A new simple church was birthed tonight with excitement all around and the adventure of the fight with our enemy—all the drama of light pushing back the darkness.  Then there was a movie with the promise of more to come with a friend who has keen eyes and big thoughts about the big screen and all that it can do and be.  The cherry?  A Pearl Jam documentary commemorating their 20 years together.  The almost two hour journey mapping out the life of the band was exhilarating for me. They were my favorite during a time when I needed music.  When I listened to their songs, I was transported, given a...

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Simple Church Music Ideas

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Simple Church Music Ideas

Last week in our simple church gathering, several of us shared songs with the group that held a special meaning to us and our journey with Christ.  It was a simple and significant meeting idea that I’m sure we will repeat in the near future.  We sang some songs together while others were played for everyone to listen to.  Sharing songs in this way allowed us to deepen our friendships with one another as we learned how music has impacted our walk with Christ.  I shared this idea with our leaders and Elizabeth Harris replied to me with an idea of her own… I saw your idea for worship through song and thought I’d pass along something fun our group has...

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Curtain Call (Song)

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Curtain Call (Song)

In my last post I shared a song with you from my friend John Hatfield that dealt with “going.”  I find that the difficult part about going is leaving.  Last year, when I left my position with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes it was very difficult.  I love FCA and all the people that I worked with are in many ways like family.  While I continue to remain involved, there is no denying that “going” has changed my relationships a great deal with the people I served with.  This was the hardest part about going in a new direction that would see my much of my time and energy devoted to simple church multiplication.  It was at this time that my...

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Where Will YOU Go? (song)

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Blog, Music | 0 comments

Where Will YOU Go? (song)

I’ve probably thought more about “going” and the words spoken by Jesus in the Great Commission more in the past two years than my entire life combined. Going may mean that we actually physically leave our residence and make an address change. Often, however, the call to “go” is more about leaving behind a state of comfort and moving to a place of deeper trust in Christ. For a follower of Jesus, it’s impossible to stay where you are and go on mission with Him. He will continually call us all to new places. My good friend John Hatfield wrote a song about “going” several years ago and I would like to share it with you. This song has...

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