Category Archives: Music History

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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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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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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What Does the Test of Time Do?

The Test of Time We’ve all heard it, I’m sure; such and such work of something has withstood the test of time… whether it’s referring to classical music, literature, church music, art, or what have you, it seems it’s a … Continue reading

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