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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 😉 in, if you’re interested.

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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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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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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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Church Music Performance

Terminology Church music does include a performance.  This is a tricky subject because of our terminology and what it implies. What is a performance? A person’s rendering of a dramatic role, song, or piece of music. This makes sense.  With … Continue reading

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Choosing a Church Based on “Music”

There’s a relatively common thing I hear in conservative Christian circles … that is, that choosing a church based on music is not good (rather, it should be chosen based on the teaching). I think there’s a lack of clarity … Continue reading

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Reasons We Like Songs

Going through your “library” of songs that you typically do at your church –  whether that means going through a hymnal, a drawer of sheet music, or an online collection of PDFs – can be enlightening.  Why do we do … 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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