ten years of smalltall songs

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

Ten years ago, on a January afternoon, I sat down on the living room floor with our then-3-year-old son, and sang, for the first time, “God’s love is for everybody, everyone around the world…” Little did I know that this song would open the floodgates, and that a new vocation was being born. 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of this ministry of “building up the body of Christ by creating and sharing songs of faith for small and tall” (although that mission statement and the name “SmallTall Music” weren’t formulated until a couple of years later). It’s hard to believe. I am deeply grateful that, after about a decade of various forms of ministry, a new vocation emerged that brings together my passions for biblical study, theological reflection, church leadership, worship, ministries with children, youth, and adults, peace and justice, ecology and care for creation – and, of course, music! This 10th Anniversay year promises to be an exciting one, with lots (and I mean lots!) of projects on the go. Stay tuned (watch this space, visit the STM Facebook page, subscribe to the e-mail list near the top of the right-hand column of this website), and I’ll do my best to keep you posted. Can’t wait to see (and hear and sing) what the coming decade(s) of ministry will bring! Thanks be to...

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a rare podcast

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011

It’s a rare podcast/interview indeed that covers everything from music to farming to faith to climate change to Bruce Cockburn and John Howard Yoder and the vocation of the church… rather far-ranging for a 20 minute podcast, even if for some reason I seemed to be speaking rather slowly that day (I must have been particularly pensive… or perhaps the coffee was decaf that morning…) Anyway, click here to hear the podcast based on an interview we did a bit ago, in anticipation of the Sustainable Food and Farming conference in Laurelville, Pennsylvania, where I’ll be leading worship at the end of February. (That weekend will be the beginning of the spring/summer tour, which will take me to 4 Canadian provinces and 7 US states in the next few...

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