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Voices In My Head is the official podcast for Christian singer, songwriter, and speaker Rick Lee James.



Rick Lee James is a worship leader, singer and songwriter, speaker, author, and Podcast host with over two decades of experience in ministry. Over the years Rick has used music to share the gospel in numerous venues from the National Worship Leader Conference to the world famous Ryman Auditorium. As host of the podcast “Voices In My Head”, Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brothers McClurg, Brett McCracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Steven Tobolowsky, Walter Brueggemann and many more.

In 2013, Rick released his first live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. The following year, Rick authored and released the book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been usedas a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick has written for Worship Leader Magazine, Holiness Today, The Table, WorshipLife.com, and was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, an exploration of holiness through the eyes of Xers and Millennial leaders in the church of the Nazarene.

Rick’s album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’, published through Lifeway Worship, has garnered critical praise and features in CCMMagazine.com, CCLI.com, Worship Leader Magazine and more, receiving national radio play from syndicated shows including “Under The Radar” and “Things Not Seen”. In late 2018, Rick’s song, “Advent Hymn”, became a radio hit charting at #1 on Christian Radio Weekly’s add charts for seven straight weeks in a row. The song has been played on over 692 radio outlets in the USA, CANADA and the UK. Advent hymn was also a finalist in the 2018 Great American Song Contest, among 1900 other entries.

Rick’s latest project, “Thunder”, features 13 tracks, including the never before published song, Thunder, written by the legendary Rich Mullins. THUNDER released on February 8th, 2019 on Vinyl, CD, and streaming. The album has received much critical praise and has received a lot of attention on major Christians outlets like New Release Today, Relevant, CCM Magazine, Hallels.com, and more.

Voices In My Head Rick Lee James Podcasts

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Voices In My Head is the official podcast for Christian singer, songwriter, and speaker Rick Lee James.



Rick Lee James is a worship leader, singer and songwriter, speaker, author, and Podcast host with over two decades of experience in ministry. Over the years Rick has used music to share the gospel in numerous venues from the National Worship Leader Conference to the world famous Ryman Auditorium. As host of the podcast “Voices In My Head”, Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brothers McClurg, Brett McCracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Steven Tobolowsky, Walter Brueggemann and many more.

In 2013, Rick released his first live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. The following year, Rick authored and released the book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been usedas a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick has written for Worship Leader Magazine, Holiness Today, The Table, WorshipLife.com, and was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, an exploration of holiness through the eyes of Xers and Millennial leaders in the church of the Nazarene.

Rick’s album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’, published through Lifeway Worship, has garnered critical praise and features in CCMMagazine.com, CCLI.com, Worship Leader Magazine and more, receiving national radio play from syndicated shows including “Under The Radar” and “Things Not Seen”. In late 2018, Rick’s song, “Advent Hymn”, became a radio hit charting at #1 on Christian Radio Weekly’s add charts for seven straight weeks in a row. The song has been played on over 692 radio outlets in the USA, CANADA and the UK. Advent hymn was also a finalist in the 2018 Great American Song Contest, among 1900 other entries.

Rick’s latest project, “Thunder”, features 13 tracks, including the never before published song, Thunder, written by the legendary Rich Mullins. THUNDER released on February 8th, 2019 on Vinyl, CD, and streaming. The album has received much critical praise and has received a lot of attention on major Christians outlets like New Release Today, Relevant, CCM Magazine, Hallels.com, and more.

    Episode 468: Nostalgic Future

    Episode 468: Nostalgic Future

    Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast)
    Episode 468: Nostalgic Future Podcast


    On Nostalgic Future, Joe Cook and Chris Marchand explore their pop culture obsessions in an attempt to prove that the past is the only way forward. Each episode will focus on a piece of pop culture history, often something that has been influential to Joe or Chris. Joe has a history in radio, both DJ-ing and managing at stations, and Chris is a teacher, musician, and author of a book on the history of Christmas. For several years now they’ve also hosted the Between the Songs podcast, which is on the music of Rich Mullins. The new podcast, among other subjects, will have conversations about Quantum Leap, Beatles movies, music from the 90’s, and weird cartoons from the 80’s.



    Web Links:

    Nostalgic Future on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pastfuturepod

    Podcast Page: https://anchor.fm/nostalgic-future

    Ukraine Relief
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    Fred Heumann's Article in Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/february-web-only/ukrainian-christians-church-worship-songs-war-and-peace.html



    Serve Ukraine Web Link: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/serveukraine



    Nazarene Compassion FB: https://www.facebook.com/nazcompassion



    Caritas does great work in Crisis: https://www.caritas.org/2022/02/carit...



    Mercy Corps is fantastic: https://www.mercycorps.org/blog/human...



    A local Ukrainian non profit that has been serving traumatized children for years: https://voices.org.ua/en/



    Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus




    Tell your Senators you support meaningful bipartisan immigration reform 




    Urge President Biden Not to Leave Behind Persecuted Afghans 




    Project Alpha 




    Afghan Advocacy Resources 




    Protecting Ukrainian Refugees 




    https://alinoorani.org/





    Rick Lee James Official Web Site

    https://www.RickLeeJames.com



    Shine A Light In The Darkness - The Latest Single From Rick Lee James 

    Get The Single: https://rickleejames.hearnow.com/shine-a-light-in-the-darkness

    Music Video:

    Rick Lee James Playlist on Spotify:


    https://t.co/S7nCRl0xqa

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    • 38 min
    Episode 467 -The Jesus Music with John J Thompson

    Episode 467 -The Jesus Music with John J Thompson

    Voices In My Head (The Rick Lee James Podcast) Episode 467
    The Jesus Music with John J. Thompson


    On this episode I’m joined by John J Thompson, former Associate Dean of Trevecca Nazarene University’s School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s a speaker, producer, author, artist, and the founder of the podcast “True Tunes.” He is an expert on all things Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). As a consultant and historian he was interviewed for the new documentary “The Jesus Music Film”, which is now steaming on Hulu.

    “The Jesus Music” interviews some of Christian music’s most recognizable stars, including Amy Grant, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Michael W. Smith, Michael Tait, Lauren Daigle and more. The film retells a nostalgic history of “Jesus music” — which would later be called contemporary Christian music. 

    “The Jesus Music” offers an insight to the lives and careers of some of Christian music’s most talented creators while legitimately criticizing churches for their lack of support and discussing the problem of racial segregation in Christian music. 

    I invited John to have a visit on the podcast today to dive deeper into the conversation that Film initiates.

    Web Links for John J Thompson:
    Bio: https://truetunes.com/john-j-thompson-bio/

    True Tunes: https://truetunes.com/

    Books: https://amzn.to/3jzKp9L

    The Jesus Music Film: https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/the-jesus-music

    Ukraine Relief
    Below are some trusted organizations that you can partner with to meet needs of refugees from Ukraine and around the world.


    Fred Heumann's Article in Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/february-web-only/ukrainian-christians-church-worship-songs-war-and-peace.html



    Serve Ukraine Web Link: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/serveukraine



    Nazarene Compassion FB: https://www.facebook.com/nazcompassion



    Caritas does great work in Crisis: https://www.caritas.org/2022/02/carit...



    Mercy Corps is fantastic: https://www.mercycorps.org/blog/human...



    A local Ukrainian non profit that has been serving traumatized children for years: https://voices.org.ua/en/



    Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus




    Tell your Senators you support meaningful bipartisan immigration reform 




    Urge President Biden Not to Leave Behind Persecuted Afghans 




    Project Alpha 




    Afghan Advocacy Resources 




    Protecting Ukrainian Refugees 




    https://alinoorani.org/





    Rick Lee James Official Web Site

    https://www.RickLeeJames.com



    Shine A Light In The Darkness - The Latest Single From Rick Lee James 

    Get The Single: https://rickleejames.hearnow.com/shine-a-light-in-the-darkness

    Music Video:

    Rick Lee James Playlist on Spotify:


    https://t.co/S7nCRl0xqa

    Just for fun
    Sign Petition For Weird Al Yankovic Super Bowl Halftime Show 
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    • 39 min
    Episode 466: Julian Zelizer - The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment

    Episode 466: Julian Zelizer - The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment

    Episode 466 - Historian Julian Zelizer
    About the author: Julian E. Zelizer is a history and public-affairs professor at Princeton University. He is the editor of the new book The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment.


    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment


    Amazon affiliate book link: https://amzn.to/3jBOkTc
    Links for Dr. Julian Zelizer
    Books by Dr. Zelizer: https://amzn.to/3xxXGYF

    Princeton Web Site: https://history.princeton.edu/people/julian-e-zelizer

    Ukraine Relief
    Below are some trusted organizations that you can partner with to meet needs of refugees from Ukraine and around the world.


    Fred Heumann's Article in Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/february-web-only/ukrainian-christians-church-worship-songs-war-and-peace.html



    Serve Ukraine Web Link: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/serveukraine



    Nazarene Compassion FB: https://www.facebook.com/nazcompassion



    Caritas does great work in Crisis: https://www.caritas.org/2022/02/carit...



    Mercy Corps is fantastic: https://www.mercycorps.org/blog/human...



    A local Ukrainian non profit that has been serving traumatized children for years: https://voices.org.ua/en/



    Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus




    Tell your Senators you support meaningful bipartisan immigration reform 




    Urge President Biden Not to Leave Behind Persecuted Afghans 




    Project Alpha 




    Afghan Advocacy Resources 




    Protecting Ukrainian Refugees 



     

    https://alinoorani.org/



    Rick Lee James Official Web Site

    https://www.RickLeeJames.com



    Shine A Light In The Darkness - The Latest Single From Rick Lee James 

    Get The Single: https://rickleejames.hearnow.com/shine-a-light-in-the-darkness

    Music Video:

    Rick Lee James Playlist on Spotify:


    https://t.co/S7nCRl0xqa

    Just for fun
    Sign Petition For Weird Al Yankovic Super Bowl Halftime Show 
    https://chng.it/FgrK2kFZ

    • 28 min
    Episode 465: George Ross - President of CCLI

    Episode 465: George Ross - President of CCLI

    Episode 465
    George Ross - President of CCLI
    As President of Christian Copyright Licensing International, Inc. (CCLI), George Ross strives to innovate and improve experiences for CCLI’s customers and rights holders and continues to ensure CCLI is a market leader by simplifying the complexities of copyright. George has over twenty years of leadership experience and a strong track record of creating and deploying multilingual solutions that serve a global audience.

    Prior to his role as President, George served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer for 3 years and Chief Technology Officer for 9 years. During that time, he was focused on building strong teams that deeply integrate into the business by pulling on his own depth of experience as a strategic technical consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies and leading universities and a good old-fashioned willingness to roll up his sleeves. George is a recognized expert in web technologies with national speaking credits and publications to his name.



    CCLI Web Site: https://us.ccli.com/----more----

    Ukraine Relief
    Below are some trusted organizations that you can partner with to meet needs of refugees from Ukraine and around the world.


    Fred Heumann's Article in Christianity Today: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/february-web-only/ukrainian-christians-church-worship-songs-war-and-peace.html



    Serve Ukraine Web Link: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/serveukraine



    Nazarene Compassion FB: https://www.facebook.com/nazcompassion



    Caritas does great work in Crisis: https://www.caritas.org/2022/02/carit...



    Mercy Corps is fantastic: https://www.mercycorps.org/blog/human...



    A local Ukrainian non profit that has been serving traumatized children for years: https://voices.org.ua/en/



    Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus




    Tell your Senators you support meaningful bipartisan immigration reform 




    Urge President Biden Not to Leave Behind Persecuted Afghans 




    Project Alpha 




    Afghan Advocacy Resources 




    Protecting Ukrainian Refugees 



    https://alinoorani.org/

     


    Rick Lee James Official Web Site

    https://www.RickLeeJames.com


    Shine A Light In The Darkness - The Latest Single From Rick Lee James 


    Get The Single: https://rickleejames.hearnow.com/shine-a-light-in-the-darkness

    Music Video:

    https://alinoorani.org/


    Rick Lee James Playlist on Spotify:

    https://t.co/S7nCRl0xqa


    Just for fun
    Sign Petition For Weird Al Yankovic Super Bowl Halftime Show 
    https://chng.it/FgrK2kFZ

    • 39 min
    Episode 464 - Oletha Barnett - Diversity of a Different Kind

    Episode 464 - Oletha Barnett - Diversity of a Different Kind

    Episode 464
    Oletha Barnett, author of Diversity of a Different Kind

    Oletha Barnett is a theologian, a lawyer, and a conflict resolution specialist who has directed the conflict resolution ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX for decades. She was commissioned by the Elder Board for conflict resolution work. She is also an adjunct professor at Southern Bible Institute & College, and founder of Conciliation Services LLC, which provides services to churches, other organizations, and individuals

    She serves on the Board of Peacemaker Ministries, is a Certified Christian ConciliatorTM, Certified Management Specialist, Certified in Christian Prevention Relationship Enhancement, and Certified Human Behavior Consultant. She holds a BS in Mathematics, Juris Doctor, and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.

    In her new book Diversity of a Different Kind, Oletha Barnett offers a unique viewpoint to resolve conflict, heal wounds, restore relationships, address and correct sin, and unify the church
    In a world rife with the issues of division of every kind.

    Conciliation Services Web Site: https://conciliationservices.com/

    • 34 min
    Bonus Episode: Solving Guns - Polilogue Special

    Bonus Episode: Solving Guns - Polilogue Special

    Bonus Episode: Solving Guns - Polilogue Special
     



    Almost every Monday on my morning run, you will find me listening to some of my favorite podcasts. One of the first podcasts I always listen to during my Monday routine is Polilogue, a show about the substance and style of the Sunday morning news shows. The show is hosted by Brendan Steidle and Naomi Soto, and they really know their stuff.

    This past Monday, April 4th, Polilogue premiered an incredibly important new series which asks the question, “how do you solve gun violence when legislation fails?”

    Polilogue’s new series on Solving Guns began out of frustration. Why couldn’t the United States meaningfully reduce gun violence? If passing laws kept failing—couldn’t we try something else? Aren’t there other ideas? Solving Guns is an effort to understand and present new ideas to solve gun violence—without legislation.

    I reached out to Brendan Steidle after I heard the first episode of this new series and asked if I could have permission to share it with my listeners, in hopes that we can get it into as many ears as possible.

    Brendan graciously agreed to allow me to share the episode with you, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share it with you here as a bonus episode of Voices In My Head.

    My dear listeners, I have three things I am asking you to do:


    Listen to this important episode with an open mind.



    Go to https://polilogue.com/ and subscribe to the Polilogue Podcast



    Visit the web site https://www.solvingguns.org/ where you can find episodes in written form as well as a video version.


    My thanks again to Brendan and Naomi for allowing me to share this show with my audience, and congratulations on the birth of their second child. Together, I hope we can make the world a more peaceful place for our children to grow and thrive.

    Blessings,

    Rick Lee James



    Web Sites You Will Want To Visit:

    https://polilogue.com/

    https://www.solvingguns.org/

     

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

jrandysgirl ,

Linda Znacko

Excellent podcast! So informative and so good to know these babies are not forgotten.

Snap- ,

Thank God it’s Friday

Thank you for this. Pretty terrific episode.

CLiebhardt ,

Amen

A great exchange of thoughts with Rabai Cary. Topics discussed were old and yet current. I felt good respect and friendship between these 2 colleagues. ThankYou Rick

Great music and words from Sow
And Tether. Like their strength
Alot. Wishing them well on their
Journey. Thank You Rick

2021 needs more 'pundits' like Matt
Lewis. Gutsy & charming mixed
With a solid base of strong family
Ideals. Doors & paths opened for
Matt because he looked & good
Politicos saw his forte. Thank you
Rick for hosting Matt .

Very honest insightful talk with Jack ODonnell. Thankyou Rick& Jack for your commitments to doing & giving time &energy to the Lords message and furthering love and faith in this world of today. I never will accept or understand how DJTrump rose to the Presidency. The gold trump statue at cpac is a disgusting show of frightening idolatry- Baal in modern gilt disguise.

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