Monthly Archives: May 2013

Worship Traditions

Traditions in worship (specifically, I am thinking about worship services) are not inherently bad.  They can often be helpful.  It seems they often start from ways of doing things that worked well in some way.  The problem comes when we … Continue reading

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Hymn Stories, Backgrounds, or Context

I am sure we are all familiar with the story of Horatio Spafford and the hymn It Is Well With My Soul.  If you’re not, a simple summary would be that he wrote the lyrics shortly (as he traveled to meet … Continue reading

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

There are two passages that get a lot of air/paper/screen time with regard to music in the church. Colossians 3:16 (Google Chrome’s spellcheck doesn’t have the word Colossians in it?! weird) and Ephesians 5:19 Two thoughts that were thunked 😉 … Continue reading

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