I grew up in an End Times cult. But my parents listened to a lot of gospel music, which was the way in which I most often and clearly heard the gospel. Then my early 20s I worked in southern gospel radio, where I first worked alongside many Southern Baptists, independent Christians and other believers of the true gospel.
This chain of events instilled a desire in me to celebrate, encourage and write Christ-centered lyrics, like you hear on our Sojourn albums. I also learned to love clear gospel presentations and evidences of the Bible as one grand, coherent story, with the cross as its centerpiece, and with a clear call for each of us to see ourselves in God’s story, accept his gracious plan of redemption, and tell it wherever we go.
The next step for me is mysonginthenight.com, a new website that launches today. If you’d like, you can quit reading here and simply listen to my 5-minute audio preview here (or download from the Sojournmusic.com Radio iTunes podcast) which includes the premier of a new song written by my wife Kristen and I called “My Song In The Night,” which she recorded with the Sojourn Music band at the studio where we recorded Sojourn albums like Before The Throne.
Then download “My Song In The Night” for free at mysonginthenight.com or Noisetrade (it’s also for sale on iTunes, Amazon.com and other mp3 download & stream services). We’ve also uploaded a chord sheet and produced videos showing you how to play a simple version of “My Song In The Night” on acoustic guitar, and a slow, waltz-time version on piano.
I will continue writing here on sojournmusic.com and Sojourn Church’s blog. But at mysonginthenight.com, Kristen and I will write about songwriting technique and tips, church communications, how to write your personal testimony, modern hymns, personal psalms and more. Check it out!