Derek Walker is an Oxford-based kitchen designer, Anglican Lay Minister and music lover, who blogs at walkerwords.wordpress.com
A father and son share their respective reasons for staying and leaving the faith
Inspired by a Stephen King story, the song that Matt Redman famously said was "not that strong” was written by Hughes when he was just 19. Despite a slow start, it went on to win multiple awards and be covered by a host of famous Christian artists
The popular Hillsong worship track has won awards and been sung by thousands across the world. Derek Walker explains how the song was born
’Cornerstone’ is a modern take on an old hymn, written by Reuben Morgan in the midst of a gun shooting. Derek Walker explains more
Matt Redman wrote his most popular worship song in record time. It’s enduring appeal lies in encouraging Christians to worship God in the pain of our everyday realities, says Derek Walker
The writing of the classic hymn 'In Christ Alone’ by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty shows how teamwork and grabbing the moment can change lives
A new worship song has been released that encourages Christians to reimagine how God can bring his kingdom in every sphere of life. It makes a change from singing about ourselves, says Derek Walker.
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As Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) turns 50 years old, Derek Walker says the genre has lost its way
The alt folk trio, composed of sisters Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, are wowing both Christian and mainstream audiences, says Derek Walker
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Martin and Rachel Riddall share their view of the valley of the shadow of death
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Fuelled by honesty, pithy stories, well-selected quotes and interesting touches (such as comparing first-century Palestine to Sarajevo), this vivid book condenses observation and theology into a wise, sensitive and practical aid to understanding the brokenness around us and responding as God’s presence in the lives of the hurting.