Saturday, January 23, 2016

Psalm 131 - Chris Whitler

I've always loved the simplicity of scripture in song. As a teenager, I discovered the beauty of John Michael Talbot's music. Simple, pure and both ancient and new. I wrote this song years ago, inspired by those early scripture songs. This was my first attempt at setting a tune to a passage.

My Dad talked about once seeing John Michael Talbot in concert. He told me of a simple, humble man coming out with a guitar and starting to sing. He said you could almost hear evil running in horror from the room.

And that is what the Kingdom of God is like. Strength and power is not with the strong. This is an upside down kingdom where strength comes through weakness. Where the still, small voice is the one we need to hear.

More and more, I have the desire to leave the great things of this world to the great ones of this world. The call comes to still and quiet ourselves. That's the place from which truly great things can happen.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pillar of Fire - Chris Whitler and Christianne Buehler

This is my sister, Christianne, and I singing one of my songs in her living room in Owensboro, Kentucky.

My sister breathes harmony and I love singing with her. She's got such a beautiful and unique voice. I'm glad to say I've been singing with her my whole life and look forward to more in the years (and ages) to come.

You can download this track at

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Cover of "Your Love Broke Through"

I'm posting this on Epiphany 2016.

Epiphany just means "revelation." Specifically today, the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi coming from the east to worship Jesus.

But I've been thinking of epiphany or revelation as a life long pursuit. There are many times we drift and need waking up. This song has been on my heart and mind approaching Epiphany and I thought I'd take a stab at a cover.

This was written by Keith Green, Randy Stonehill (two of my favorite singer/songwriters in the world) and Todd Fishkind. It was recorded by many Jesus Movement artists in the early days of CCM. Enjoy!

Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year!

“The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!”
-Numbers 6: 24-26

This is the blessing that came right from the mouth of God for the Old Testament priests to use for the people. This blessing was God’s idea. This is His desire for you and me…to bless and keep us, to let His face shine on us, to be gracious to us, to look on us kindly and to give us peace. How comforting! This is a blessing we can claim, speak over one another and hear Jesus, our great high priest, speak over us.

This is God’s heart for you.

Happy New Year!