Author Archives: Tim Chesterton

About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com

Michael Card: ‘Come to the Table’

Tonight is the night when Jesus gave us the sacrament of Holy Communion. Tonight many churches around the world will hold services of Holy Communion, and many will include re-enactments of the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. Our … Continue reading

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Stan Rogers: ‘You Can’t Stay Here’

Not a theme you run across very often, but I have to say this is one of my favourite Stan Rogers songs. And, of course, it’s relevant to the theme I was discussing yesterday! You can’t stay here.Your company’s good, … Continue reading

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There aren’t enough songs about just ‘being’ in love

A few years ago at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, I heard David Francey say that there are lots of songs about falling in love, and there are lots of songs about falling out of love, but there aren’t many … Continue reading

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Forgiveness isn’t something that you feel, it’s something that you do.

Giles Fraser hits a home run with this one, in my view. I’m perfectly aware that someone like me probably can’t talk legitimately about forgiveness when I find it so hard to forgive people myself – even for things that … Continue reading

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Anne Briggs: ‘Willie O’ Winsbury’

Anne Briggs had one of the most amazing voices of the 1960s folk revival in Britain. Listen to her here singing the old folk song ‘Willie o’ Winsbury’, and then follow the YouTube links to more of her songs. If … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’), Chapter 7

Link back to chapter 6 This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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Separating Jesus from his ideas

The crusades are perhaps the most egregious example of how distorted Christianity can become when we separate Christ from his ideas. Yet we continue to do this — we worship Jesus as savior while dismissing his ideas about peace. For … Continue reading

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 6

Link back to Chapter 5 This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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Sarah Jarosz: ‘Annabelle Lee’

I don’t know a lot about Sarah Jarosz, but her website is here. She’s pretty young (born in 1991), but she seems to be making a name for herself. This video is taken from the ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ that bring folk … Continue reading

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Red Tail Ring: ‘Suffer Every Sound’

Here are the brilliant Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, AKA ‘Red Tail Ring’, with a song from their latest CD, ‘The Heart’s Swift Foot’, which is far and away my favourite new CD of the past twelve months. The Red … Continue reading

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