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Album Reviews

Album Reviews

3rd of February 2020

Album Review – His Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

The Context Matt Boswell and Matt Papa have been cowriting hymns for over a decade, and this album represents the fruit of their co-labor. Boswell is a lead pastor at […]

28th of January 2020

Album Review – Cardiphonia, “Hollow Square Hymnal”

The Context Cardiphonia is a collaboration of artists and musicians who give their first fruits to the church.  Bruce Benedict, Chaplain of Worship and Arts at Hope College is the […]

19th of June 2019

Album Review – Christopher Williams, “We Will Remember”

The Context Over his two-decade career, singer/songwriter Christopher Williams has played with the likes of Jars of Clay, Phil Keaggy, and David Wilcox. Williams is located in Nashville, and this […]

9th of May 2019

Album Review – Joseph Pensak, “Hallowell”

The Context Hallowell is the name for Jospeh Pensak’s first project since participating in Bifrost Arts’ “Come, O Spirit!” From 2007. Pensak is a Presbyterian pastor in Burlington, Vermont, and […]

27th of March 2019

Album Review – Pat Barrett, “Pat Barrett”

The Context You have probably heard Pat Barrett’s songs, if you have any exposure to Christian radio. This self-titled album is his first solo release, however. Barrett is a frequent […]

22nd of March 2019

Album Review – Jeremy Moore, “Pillars”

The Context: “Pillars” is the second album from singer/songwriter Jeremy Moore. This album is a rearrangement of several hymns with pop, indie rock, southern rock, and folk sensibilities. Moore’s previous […]

20th of February 2019

Album Review – Hillsong Worship, “There is More (Live)”

The Context Hillsong Worship, not to be confused with Hillsong United or Hillsong Young & Free, is a behemoth in the “industry” of music for Christian worship. Considered individually, each […]

15th of February 2019

Album Review – The Porter’s Gate Worship Project, “Volume One: Work Songs”

The Context The Porter’s Gate is a collaborative effort between many songwriters and artists, spearheaded by Isaac Wardell. Their stated goal is “… to build an ecumenical community that invites […]

6th of February 2019

Album Review – Greg LaFollette, “Songs of Common Prayer”

The Context As the title clearly reflects, this album is a collection of songs whose lyrics are either directly drawn or adapted from the Book of Common Prayer. The artist, […]

24th of January 2019

Album Review – Liturgical Folk, “Crumbs”

The Context Liturgical Folk was born in the collaboration of songwriter Ryan Flanigan and poet Nelson Koscheski. “Crumbs” is the third album released in 2 years, with most songs written […]