Category Archives: Terminology

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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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 ūüėČ … Continue reading

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Church Hymnody Is Not Pauline Hymnody

It’s always surprising to read arguments for why we should do traditional hymnody that include Biblical passages that refer to the word “hymn,” as though the hymns that Paul sang were anything like (in a literary or musical sense) what … Continue reading

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In Awe of God: A Series on the Biblical Theology of Worship

This is a series that our church did recently. ¬†You can find all the sermons and handouts here. ¬†This particular handout¬†is one I had a … hand ūüėČ in, if you’re interested.

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What Is True Hymn Form?

I stumbled across this post¬†today, rather by mistake in searching for something that the post happens to mention (The Look¬†by Newton/Kauflin). What I found interesting was that the author of the review appears to have decided on what a true … 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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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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Church Music Terminology: What Is a Hymn?

Most likely, you have used a term like hymn, song, praise song, chorus, worship song, praise chorus, “praise and worship music,” etc. ¬†What do these mean? ¬†Are there associations with the terms? ¬†What is the history of the term? Specifically, … Continue reading

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