Monthly Archives: March 2012

Worship in Response to Testimonies

… specifically, testimonies of God’s grace.  This is something that I have personally struggled with, and I’m fairly certain many others have as well… both in relation to one’s own testimony of God’s grace (specifically, salvation) as well as responding … Continue reading

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Church Music Categorization

Terms Overview As part of a handout for church to accompany sermons on music, my pastor and I have worked on term definitions … it’s difficult for the common modern terminology, since it’s not like there is really a correct definition. … Continue reading

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Physical Expression: Inconsistent Expectations

I have come to realize that I tend to have a lot of inconsistent expectations with respect to various aspects of life.  Here is one that I’ve been thinking about more recently. Kids and Adults: Distractions Kids When a child … Continue reading

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The Lack of Music Related Laws in the Old Covenant

At some point in the past (sometime within the last year), I was reading specifically about viewpoints that tend to go back to the Old Testament texts that reference music and use them as prescriptions for New Testament church services. … Continue reading

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Two Fundamental Assumptions About Church Music

I ran across an article yesterday that seemed to accurately depict a common view of hymns, modern music, and church music in general.  There were a couple fundamental assumptions made that I did not agree with and thought worth posting … Continue reading

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This was pretty good, and moving. Dad’s, Sing Like You Mean It Because Your Kids Are Watching. Same goes for anyone who has someone looking up to them…

What Happened to the Hymn Writers?

I will freely admit this, as one of the “younger” generation — the hymnody (referring to the texts, not the music) of the 20th century has been significantly lacking.  Why is this?  And why did the mid to late 20th … Continue reading

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Observations of Why We Sing

Enough with the negative posts.  😉 Why sing?  Why have corporate singing?  There are biblical reasons, but I have not studied that enough… so here are a few simple observations for why we sing; or, perhaps it may be better … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Christian Celebrities

Christian artists can become celebrities.  This is … well, unfortunate in some ways.  Is it bad to be a popular Christian artist?  I don’t think so; but it’s also a big responsibility.  Sometimes, I don’t think that responsibility is actually thought … Continue reading

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Where’s the Music Come From

Introduction This is a long post. We have a lot of musical styles… actually, if you get into them a bit, we have a ton.  When dealing with church music, we tend to think in two words: traditional and contemporary.  If … Continue reading

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