Author Archives: Paul

Why won’t we worship?

Why do we gather? We gather to worship the triune God, to glorify the Father and the Son through the Spirit who indwells us. We were created and have been saved for this purpose. But … But sometimes, we don’t feel … Continue reading

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Worship Song Categories

A year later… I apparently started this post in July of 2013, ha. Worship Song Categories: What should your church sing? This may sound like it’s going to be a discussion about hymns vs. some other song form.  But it’s … Continue reading

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Actively Preaching, Actively Writing

We actively write new theology books, new counseling books, new commentaries.  We actively write and preach new sermons and organize Bible studies.  We (or we ought to, anyways) constantly compare our beliefs and practice to the Word… and do the same … Continue reading

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Repetition (7-11, etc.)

… would you begin to think to yourself “Couldn’t the author have written something else? Couldn’t he think of something else instead of just repeating “for his steadfast love endures forever” so many times?” Continue reading

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What makes you or me compromise on a song?

This has been on my mind for a while, but it may still be a bit … rambling.  Okay, more than a bit. 😉 Lots of songs have little problems in them… doctrinal/theological, ambiguous or unclear, confusing, etc.  Given that … Continue reading

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Why Sing in Church

Preface I have been thinking about this for a little while… and this is something that I want to and, I think, am growing (hence the blog name) in.  There may be statements in here that make you think “bah, … Continue reading

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Alas! and Did My Saviour Bleed?

The British spelling is intentional, as Watts was English.  Watts is an interesting character that I need to read more about (especially regarding theology; I know some about his life and background, but little about his theology).  One thing that … Continue reading

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Singing Without a “Voice”

I’m sure you’ve all heard one of the following… or perhaps both of them.  “I don’t have a good singing voice.”  “If you don’t have a good voice/can’t sing on pitch, just mouth the words.” The purpose of this post … Continue reading

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Hallelujah, What a Savior

If asked to give some favorite hymn-writers, I probably would not say P. P. Bliss off the top of my head.  There would be a smattering of new and old ones, but he doesn’t come immediately to mind.  However, he … Continue reading

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Forever Reign, Our God, and Everlasting God

I like to maintain at least a facade of balance in reviewing songs. 😉  Seriously, though, I am not anti-old-song and pro-new-song.  Since contemporary songs, however, are not traditional, they are not … well, as universally well known (and I … Continue reading

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