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The Strange Saga of "We Fall Down"

I wrote “We Fall Down” in season of life when two things were happening.  The CCM music industry was moving very quickly toward an almost exclusive diet of “praise music,” and we songwriters were being specifically asked to avoid the…

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Prayer after yet another mass shooting

Several folks have asked for the prayer I prayed last Sunday after the Parkland massacre.  Are any words adequate?  I don't think so.  But here's an effort I hope helps.

peace,

Kyle

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Pastoral Prayer, kyle…

A Dream Worth Dreaming

When Kenneth and Lisa Lee Rust became aware of the desperate need in their community for a shelter for women and children, they brought together churches, city leaders, social services professionals, and caring donors to do something about it.  Their…

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Professional Faux-Pas No Match for Sleeping Beauty

File: The Power to Bless

Talk about embarrassing… I was doing a concert for the good folks at First Baptist Church of Knoxville, in one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the country, when, after years of writing and…

So That...

I was privileged on Sunday to perform a concert to benefit the Lumberton Christian Care Center in Lumberton, NC as they began to realize their dream of building a facility that will provide shelter and much-needed support services to homeless…
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What's Behind Be Here Now

The Word never changes.  But the “words” certainly do.  The words we use to describe the word, to sing about it, to relate it to others, change with every generation. 
In 1873, the words included “visions of rapture,” “angels descending,”…

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The Christmas Journey

Most songs grab our attention and then fade away just as quickly.  So, it's been interesting to me that one song people seem to appreciate more with time, is The Christmas Journey, about the inward journey to Christ. It was…
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Inconvenient Christmas

     I'll be the first to acknowledge that the world doesn't need more Christmas songs competing for attention. I wrote some, though, because so few traditional Christmas songs relate to real life. They tend to be a celebration of the kind…
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The Gifts We Give

     Gifts are great. Love to get 'em. Love to give 'em. Even non-Christians know it's inherently Christian to give and give generously. Fewer people know that it's just as important to receive gratefully. It completes the gift, actually, and fuels…