Jonny & Cheryl Shepherd

Worship Music & Media

Do You Noel?

Do You Noel?

So often we can sing songs, without fully appreciating the meaning – especially common with old hymns, where the language can be old fashioned or complicated.  Sometimes words are used that are no longer in common use.  Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing is a good example where we sing ‘Here I raise my Ebenezer’Read more about Do You Noel?[…]

Should We Sing Secular Songs In Worship?

Should We Sing Secular Songs In Worship?

OK.  So my thought process started after I recorded this:

I’ve loved some of the stuff Emeli Sande has done – songs with really passionate lyrics, that ‘sounded spiritual’ in places (I have no idea about her religious beliefs…).  If I’m honest I hadn’t really considered whether I should use a secular song in worship – it just seemed like a good idea. Read more about Should We Sing Secular Songs In Worship?