Category Archives: Music

HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOR

Today is that dark and beautiful day that Christians call Good Friday. Both a celebration and a time of sorrow, it is “good” because of the love of Christ Jesus, who died on behalf of mankind. Continue reading

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ALL CREATION

I grew up in Northern California, where my family attended a small church that met Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and even Wednesday nights. If the church doors were open, we were there. First to arrive – and typically the last to leave.

And at every service, we sang hymns. These hymns were the first songs I ever knew, and they shaped a lot of my ideas about music and singing. Continue reading

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WAKING UP

Hey friends! Isn’t it Spring yet? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” At least, not for another few days (March 20, to be precise). It has definitely been an unusual winter here at the Riggan Ranch in Idaho – and probably wherever you … Continue reading

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JANUARY SALE: THREE CDS FOR FIVE BUCKS!

It’s January! And it seems to me like a good time to clean out some of the CD’s that are lying around here. So here are a couple of special deals to entice y’all to click the “add to cart” … Continue reading

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LABOR OF LOVE

About ten years ago, I was in Tennessee working on Clouds and Fire and doing a few shows nearby. To my delight, I discovered that Andrew Peterson‘s “Behold The Lamb of God” tour was stopping in Knoxville – where I happened to be spending … Continue reading

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FULLFILMENT

Like many of you, I do a lot of my Christmas shopping on Amazon. Last year, a few days before Christmas, I realized there was one gift that hadn’t arrived yet. When  I checked I discovered that it hadn’t even … Continue reading

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‘TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS

With the Deep Roots project, I wanted to select and record hymns that speak to me, personally. I wanted songs that were full of good theology and had a timeless quality. It really didn’t matter to me when a song was composed. Some … Continue reading

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NIGHT OF WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Hey guys! As you know, I’ve mostly taken a break from touring this year, so if you’re in the Boise, Idaho area I hope you’ll come to this Sunday’s Night of Worship at Eagle Christian Church, where I serve as … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY

In honor of Memorial Day (today only – May 30 2016), I’d like to give you guys a free download of “Mrs. Taylor” from my CD “Act of Surrender.” **NOTE: this free MP3 is no longer available** “Mrs. Taylor” is not really … Continue reading

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WHEN THEY RING THOSE GOLDEN BELLS

When I decided to record a CD of hymns, the very first song I chose was “When They Ring Those Golden Bells.” Continue reading

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