2022-04-26T16:03:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Imagine this being spoken in the cowboy drawl of a Texan church employee and it gets a whole lot better: “Well here’s the thing about church. It’s like Noah’s ark. It’s a mess. There are animals everywhere, doing their business, and it kinda stinks a lot of the time. But ...
2022-03-08T12:10:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
The frontmen of two of the biggest Christian bands in the world hold opposing views on faith and doubt. Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn responds to John Cooper of Skillet’s contentious remarks
2022-02-23T16:33:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
“This is not a gentle request. It’s a command. When God uses it, he’s grabbing us by the collar, urging us to notice something incredible that we’re currently ignoring.”
2021-12-17T14:31:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
It felt like taking a breath after holding your head underwater for a really long time. Or wiggling your arm after it’s been entombed in a cast for months. Finally, you can scratch again.
2021-11-26T16:13:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Chris Llewellyn remembers cringing backstage as bandmate Gareth was sent out to give a ‘gospel appeal’. But what happened next took everyone by surprise…
2021-10-25T11:49:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Growing up in Northern Ireland, the effects of Christian disunity were everywhere, remembers Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn
2021-10-20T11:51:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
The news that Hillsong United and Chris Tomlin will offer special VIP passes for their worship tour has sparked a debate about Christian music, celebrity and finance. Some have argued the selling of VIP tickets for Christian events is morally wrong, but the Rend Collective frontman Chris Llewellyn sees things differently
2021-08-24T15:30:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Our first-ever music video had just gone live.
2021-07-29T15:18:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
‘Hope deals the hardest blows’.
2021-07-29T10:36:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
God calls us to rest in him, not run ourselves into the ground, says Chris Llewellyn
2021-06-30T11:53:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
I like Starbucks. I like the way I can be on literally any street, in any major city on planet Earth and know that there is a ready supply of reliably average coffee and baked goods just around the corner.
2021-05-04T13:52:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn
I used to sneer at ‘mindfulness’. As a Christian, I thought I was automatically an expert when it comes to the interior, ‘spiritual’ life and there was nothing I could learn about it from the secular world.
2021-03-25T12:24:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
Even before I was a follower of Jesus, I would rattle off the Lord’s Prayer. Emanating from our school assemblies, the sound could be described as ‘reluctant unison’. There was a sleepy and contented cadence to it, which perfectly matched my 9am energy levels.
2021-03-22T10:55:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
The Rend Collective frontman is reimagining his approach
2020-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
In his latest column, Rend Collective's Chris Llewellyn explains what answering phones taught him about God's word