His latest CD, "Beneath the Tree of Life," is music for a communion worship service. Drawing on Christian's common heritage, the CD's songs look to a day when denominational divisions won't be a barrier to Christian unity. The tone is set by the title track, which uses rich, gender-inclusive metaphors for God. ("Come and gather beneath the Tree of Life.") The "Glory to God" and "Alleluia" are linked by the same melody. The offertory song evokes a real-life table setting, "Come let us bring the warm and fragrant bread."
This CD will be most appreciated by worship leaders seeking to update their worship without scaring off who can't hear the words "contemporary liturgical music" without shuddering.