Sunday, March 23, 2014

And Can it Be That I Should Gain?

"If we seem out of control or act like fanatics, it is for God. But if we act in a coherent and reasonable way, it is for you.
You see, the controlling Force in our lives is the Love of Christ - and our confession is this:
One died for all - therefore, all have died. He died for us so that we will all Live, not for ourselves, but for Him who died and rose from the dead.
Because of all that God has done, we now have a new perspective. We used to show regard for people based on worldly standards and interests.
No longer.
We used to think of Christ the same way.
No longer.
Therefore, if anyone is united with Christ, that person is a new creation. The old life is gone - and see - a new Life has begun!
All of this is a gift from our Creator God, who has pursued us and brought us into a restored and healthy relationship with Him through Christ. And He has given us the same mission - the ministry of reconciliation, to bring others back to Him.
It is central to our Gospel that God was in Christ making things right between Himself and the world. This means He does not hold their sins against them. But it also means He charges us to proclaim the Message that heals and restores our broken relationships with God and each other." ~ 2 Corinthians 5:13-19

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Biography

Music, especially gospel music is part of my life blood. Some of my earliest memories involve Sunday afternoons singing and playing gospel music with my family. My grandma, Annie Ruth Krienke was a multi-instrumentalist, and we all sang and played the piano. My Dad, Arvid was the choir director and music leader at our Church in South Bend, Indiana. He sang in many gospel quartets over the years, and even had an album published with The King's Quartet.
Having grown up in the 70's, my biggest musical influence was Elton John, who's piano playing and singing I worked diligently to imitate. Then, during middle school & high school I got involved in a partying lifestyle that pulled me far away from my Christian roots. It was then that I began composing my own songs. Later, in the mid 80's I played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing myself to the work of the Gospel, I served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church. During that time I began writing and recording songs during my rehearsal time in a home office/studio that I had set up. One thing led to another, and then with the expert guidance of an old friend, Paul Ellis, I learned how to mix and master my recordings.
My first album, "Up from the Roots", released independantly in April of 2010, was the outcome of those first recordings, and is a mixture of original variations of classic hymns, interspersed with some of my own compositions.
I continued to improve my recording technique, and released "Songs from 7th Street" later that year, followed by "Christemasse".
The next year I released "The Hymnal", followed by "Climbing Higher".
In 2012 I put together "Out of the Dark", which is a compilation album that contains all of my original compositions.
In 2015 I released thirty-nine of my early practice recordings, that were available exclusively on my website via Bandcamp. They have recently been retracted, to be remastered as new releases that will be coming in 2019 ... to be announced soon.

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