Wait Upon the Drop
Why churches are turning to club music to elevate praise.
worship stylings are characteristics of the EDM aesthetic: layers of computer-programmed electronic backing tracks, quarter-note bass thumps, and cycles of musical “builds” and “drops
The Diffusion and Influence of Contemporary Worship
How does worship music style relate to congregational growth?
of strategic targeting; using musical styles from current types of popular music; extended times of uninterrupted congregational singing; centrality of the
Kendrick Lamar's Duel with Damnation
The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned.
As with all his past releases, critics and fans have been buzzing about Kendrick's lyrical deftness, musical prowess, and pointed social commentary.
The Robust Faith of George III
The “mad” ruler of England during the American Revolution led a life of impressive personal piety.
The smash-hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” satirizes the British monarch, George III, presenting him as a jilted lover who is bitter at his rejection by the American colonies.
How 'Hamilton' Made American History Cool Again
The smash Broadway hit is helping millennials reconcile themselves to their own history.
1 of 5. Image: Joan Marcus. Lin-Manuel Miranda leads the cast of the runaway Broadway hit 'Hamilton: An American Musical.'. How 'Hamilton' Made American History Cool Again.
Jazz, Joey Alexander, and a Window on God
A musical prodigy reveals something beyond the material
Jazz, Joey Alexander, and a Window on God. A musical prodigy reveals something beyond the material |. Marty Duren. Image: JoeyAlexanderMusic.com. 0; tweet; share; email; print.
The Future of Music in the Church
Music changes in every generation and we should appreciate it.
They will often have a blended musical style, or lean to contemporary. Theological depth is expected in the songs. Now, I get that there are a thousand variants of musical style.
Reconciling Witness And Worship: Six Ways To Begin
Imagine a church that considers its’ surrounding ‘neighbors’ and the future majority of our country in developing practices of worship.
I'm not speaking merely of musical style or language, but of content and form of our entire services, including music, prayer, sermon, table, and benediction (sending).
Here’s Every Biblical Reference in ‘Hamilton’
From King George to Aaron Burr, the hit musical's biblical literacy makes its story and characters even richer.
From King George to Aaron Burr, the hit musical's biblical literacy makes its story and characters even richer. Here's 1 of 6. 'Hamilton: An American Musical'. Here's
'Sing Street' Takes Teenagers (and Music) Seriously
The latest from "Once" director John Carney is an autobiographical, infectious 1980s musical.
The latest from "Once" director John Carney is an autobiographical, infectious 1980s musical. 'Sing Street' Takes Teenagers (and Music) Seriously. The
Morning Roundup 8/20/15
Question for Parents; Questions for Worship Leaders; Wanting Sanctification
How do you balance skilled musical performance with not being showy or like a concert? What's the place of musical solos, riffs, and the like? 8 Reasons
A Christmas Guide To Family Worship
This Christmas season, how might we lead our families to remember Jesus?
A newer song that my kids are sure to request this time of year is Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God. If someone in the family has a musical gift, utilize it.
In Memory: The Man Who Brought Harmony to Billy Graham’s Ministry
Music director Cliff Barrows served for decades with a peaceful spirit and joyful song.
Graham was less than enthusiastic about using an unknown musical team, but he greeted the couple with a smile and said, “No time to be choosy.” The service exceeded expectations
‘La La Land’ Dances Between Love and Calling
What Christians might take away from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s latest hit.
Damien Chazelle, the writer/director behind the Oscar- nominated Whiplash, set out to make a musical romance, but his new film La La Land transcends both genres.
Encountering the Mystical in the ‘The Fits’
The fascinating film about adolescent encounters with the sublime gives us plenty to ponder.
The film has a distinct musical score, in which an abrasive out-of-tune clarinet and powerful percussion—both arrhythmic and syncopated—play important parts.
Wishing You Neither a 'Traditional' nor 'Contemporary' Christmas
How hymns (and a little bit of hip hop) can aid our worship. Plus a new Christmas hymn from High Street Hymns.
poetry. There's a long tradition of composing music to these texts, and we are participating in that effort, but from a different angle and musical strain.