Monday, 18 November 2013 17:20

Singing faith: Hymns both praise and teach

Church music is not just for worship. It also is a tool for teaching what a congregation believes.

Published in Congregations
Monday, 18 November 2013 17:14

Singing Faith: The great texts endure

Why does some sacred music, like “Amazing Grace,” remain popular for generations while other worship songs come and go?

Published in Congregations
Thursday, 10 October 2013 14:42

Prison songs

In times of hardship, singing “brings out the soul.”

Published in Can I Get a Witness?
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:39

You can't please everyone

It's impossible to please everyone when selecting music in the church, but pastors and music ministers must remember to be Christ-like when discussing and making those decisions.

Published in Vital Signs
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:40

London calling: Baptist wins song contest

“You Are There” by Baptist worship leader Giles Blankenship was named top song in Integrity Music Europe’s international “Search for a Song” competition.

Published in Media and Arts
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:50

Thinking inside the boxes

One week I received several boxes via FedEx and UPS. The items came in boxes of various sizes, shapes and wrappings. Going through boxes padded with “shipping peanuts,” air-filled plastic rolls and shredded-paper fluff, my thoughts turned to how the box theme might relate to today’s church scene.

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:27

Wrath of God verse roils hymnal group

Calvinist bloggers are making a big deal out of a song removed from a new Presbyterian hymnal because of a reference to the atonement.

Published in Theology
Friday, 19 July 2013 18:41

Baptist second in Facebook song vote

A Facebook-driven fan vote has a North Carolina Baptist minister near the top in a worldwide search for the next big worship song.

Published in Media and Arts
Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:56

Church musician Don Hustad dies

The one-time organist for Billy Graham taught four decades at Southern Seminary.

Published in People
Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00

Managing time in worship

Many worship leaders fail miserably in the management of their allotted time.

Published in Commentaries
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