15 episodes

Lectio Musica was a podcast hosted by Matthew David Morris that explored the spiritual practice of writing songs from scripture. A new song was featured in every episode, along with tips, suggestions, and reflections on how to make this practice your own.

Lectio Musica Matthew David Morris

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Lectio Musica was a podcast hosted by Matthew David Morris that explored the spiritual practice of writing songs from scripture. A new song was featured in every episode, along with tips, suggestions, and reflections on how to make this practice your own.

    Collect for Purity

    Collect for Purity

    On the final episode of Lectio Musica, Matthew David shares his reflections on what he’s learned from this podcast project. Then he offers a new melody to an old, beloved prayer.
    The Readings for this episode and for the upcoming Sunday are:
    Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15
    James 1:17-27
    Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
    Read all 4 readings online, or using your favorite Bible translation. 
    Lectio Musica is written and produced by Matthew David Morris.
    This podcast was made possible by a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. 
    The melody and music for the “Collect of Purity” was written by Matthew David Morris (© 2018 Lectio Music, BMI) and recorded at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.
    Learn more about Matthew David’s new ministry Beloved Community on Campus.
     

    • 9 min
    Shoes

    Shoes

    This week on the show: readiness. How do we get ready for our writing practice and our spiritual practice? Hear the new Lectio Musica song, “Shoes”!
    The Readings for this episode and for the upcoming Sunday are:
    Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34:15-22
    Ephesians 6:10-20
    John 6:56-69
    Read all 4 readings online, or using your favorite Bible translation. 
    Lectio Musica is written and produced by Matthew David Morris.
    This podcast was made possible by a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. 
    “Shoes” was written by Matthew David Morris (© 2018 Lectio Musica, BMI) and recorded at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.
    To reach out to Matthew David about being a part of Lectio Musica, e-mail mdm(at)lectiomusica(dot)com.

    As a reminder, please do not send or submit original songs via e-mail. Send Matthew David an e-mail expressing interest and he will respond to talk about the next steps.
     

    • 13 min
    That's God's Job

    That's God's Job

    This week on the show: discernment. How do we go about discerning the work that is ours to do and what belongs to God? Hear the new LM song, “That’s God’s Job."
    The Readings for this episode and for the upcoming Sunday are:
    Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14
    Ephesians 5:15-20
    John 6:51-58 
    Read all 4 readings online, or using your favorite Bible translation. 
    Lectio Musica is written and produced by Matthew David Morris.
    This podcast was made possible by a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. 
    “That’s God’s Job” was written by Matthew David Morris (© 2018 Lectio Musica, BMI) and recorded at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.
    To reach out to Matthew David about being a part of Lectio Musica, e-mail mdm(at)lectiomusica(dot)com.

    As a reminder, please do not send or submit original songs via e-mail. Send Matthew David an e-mail expressing interest and he will respond to talk about the next steps.
     

    • 10 min
    Where God Started

    Where God Started

    On this episode: Honesty. Honesty in our writing. Honesty in scripture. Matthew David shares a songwriting story from his childhood and plays the new song, “Where God Started."
    The Readings for this episode and for the upcoming Sunday are:
    1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8
    Ephesians 4:25-5:2
    John 6:35, 41-51
    Read all 4 readings online, or using your favorite Bible translation. 
    Lectio Musica is written and produced by Matthew David Morris.
    This podcast was made possible by a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. 
    “Where God Started” was written by Matthew David Morris (© 2018 Lectio Musica, BMI) and recorded at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.
    To reach out to Matthew David about being a part of Lectio Musica, e-mail mdm(at)lectiomusica(dot)com.

    As a reminder, please do not send or submit original songs via e-mail. Send Matthew David an e-mail expressing interest and he will respond to talk about the next steps.
     

    • 11 min
    Bread

    Bread

    We hear the message in scripture to be patient. Are we with our own songwriting? Hear Matthew David’s reflections and the new song, “Bread."
    The Readings for this episode and for the upcoming Sunday are:
    Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29
    Ephesians 4:1-16
    John 6:24-35
    Read all 4 readings online, or using your favorite Bible translation. 
    Lectio Musica is written and produced by Matthew David Morris.
    This podcast was made possible by a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. 
    “Bread” was written by Matthew David Morris (© 2018 Lectio Musica, BMI) and recorded by Jordan Richter with the assistance of Andy Green at Room 13 Recording Studios in Portland, Oregon.
    To reach out to Matthew David about being a part of Lectio Musica, e-mail mdm(at)lectiomusica(dot)com.

    As a reminder, please do not send or submit original songs via e-mail. Send Matthew David an e-mail expressing interest and he will respond to talk about the next steps.
     

    • 11 min
    Powerless

    Powerless

    This week on the show: the universal and the particular in songwriting. Matthew David shares his new song, “Powerless."
    The Readings for this episode and for the upcoming Sunday are:
    2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18
    Ephesians 3:14-21
    John 6:1-21
    Read all 4 readings online, or using your favorite Bible translation. 
    Lectio Musica is written and produced by Matthew David Morris.
    This podcast was made possible by a grant from the Episcopal Evangelism Society. 
    “Powerless” was written by Matthew David Morris (© 2018 Lectio Musica, BMI) and recorded by Matthew David at Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon.
    To reach out to Matthew David about being a part of Lectio Musica, e-mail mdm(at)lectiomusica(dot)com.

    As a reminder, please do not send or submit original songs via e-mail. Send Matthew David an e-mail expressing interest and he will respond to talk about the next steps.
     

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

AnaHernandez1 ,

#mostlyoptimystic

Thank you so much for sharing your practice and process. What strikes me about the readings is different than what strikes you, and I look forward to hearing more from you, me, and all the rest of us!
What a great gift!

Martin Elfert ,

Fantastic and Faithful

Fantastic and faithful stuff from Matthew David Morris. Loving theology meets beautiful music. Highly recommended.

THeHoMeToWn ,

Listen! Share! Repeat!

Matthew shares his spirituality, insight, love of learning, and immense talent in this podcast. This podcast is a backstage pass to writing meaningful music; a must listen!

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