선포하리  Sunpohari  ကြွေးကြော်ပါမည်

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선포하리 (Sunpohari) means, “I will proclaim” or “I will declare”.  This new hip hop/rap song actually started as a slow, somber chorus of grief and praise. Then, with a few different people sitting in the same room together, it turned into an upbeat hook with a bridge and rap verse. From there, it went to three raps in Burmese, English and Korean with multiple background ad libs. Each voice, each influence, each flavor, each story brought […]

New Song: Adorn

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Several months ago, I sat down to try to write a song from Titus 2. It’s usually easy for me to see how new songs could flow out of the Psalms, but this is not a chapter I would normally pick to inspire a song. But, surprisingly, a song came. Lest you think that songwriting is completely mystical, and not work…I thought it might be fun to let you in on a little bit of […]

Waiting to See Jesus [by Abraham Deng]

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Because of civil war in South Sudan, and the fact that I am an American citizen but my wife is not…I have spent most of the past year and a half an ocean away from my beautiful wife and two precious daughters. It is very difficult. This week, I get to travel to see them and spend the Christmas holiday with them. I also will get to celebrate the birthday of my daughter, Joelin, together […]