I can’t believe I’m getting to write this, but I am so excited to let you know that I finished my big goal of writing a song for every book in the Bible by 11/11/11.
The Scripture to Music Project was one of the most fulfilling and rewarding things I’ve ever done and I have no regrets. This was a great year for me as a songwriter – sometimes writing 2 or 3 songs a week from really challenging material. But even more, it was a great year for me as a Christian – God has grown bigger in my eyes, His grace more amazing, and His plan of redemption more sweeping and vibrant.
So, what’s next? I’m giving away free music and going on tour! Read below for some details on how to host a house concert this spring and how to get all of the music from the year online for free.
The Scripture to Music Project demos are free on Bandcamp. Check out the A-sides first for some of my favorites from the year, and then check out the B-sides for all the rest. A big thank you to those of you who already downloaded the demos and especially to those who left a tip!
Want to Host a House Concert?
On Friday, I played a special concert for family and friends here at my house. I played just a selection of songs from the year, and tried to take people through the Story of Scripture through these songs. It was an amazing night and I think those who were here were really encouraged as they sat and listened to God’s Story in song. I’m hoping to duplicate this night in other people’s homes all across Texas in the next few months.
Would you be interested in hosting a house concert? It’s easy, it’s free, and hopefully it will be a fun, encouraging night for your friends. I’m definitely hoping to hit Houston, Austin, & Dallas but would love to play other places as well. Let me know!
The Scripture to Music Collective
If you like the idea behind my Scripture to Music Project, I think you’ll LOVE the website I’m developing called The Scripture to Music Collective. Every week, we post 2-3 songs from Scripture, and we are building a database full of songs that “riff” on God’s Story. Several of my songs are posted to this site, but there are a ton of great songs from well-known artists like Shane & Shane, Bethany Dillon, Andrew Peterson, and many more. There are also some great opportunities to discover some really cool indie artists that you may never have heard of.