If you had told the 21 year old, defiant, "religion is narrow-minded bullshit" me that one day I'd be standing in a pulpit preaching I would never have believed you. But one spring morning in 2011 I did exactly that - years later people still talk to me about this sermon and tell me how important it was to them. This recording is used with the kind permission and support of University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle. You can find the the entire 42 minute sermon (with the bible reading…Read more
When I was at seminary a few of my classmates asked if I would write a song about Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech. What a tall order!
I tried and tried and in the end realised that nothing I sang remotely gave justice to his words and the incredible power captured in that moment. So I found the original speech online, listened to it on headphones and recorded this improvised piano piece. I made 3 takes, this is the one I like the best.
Part of the reason I am posting this as a blog is to ask…