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).
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.
How 'Hamilton' Made American History Cool Again
The smash Broadway hit is helping Millennials reconcile themselves to their own history.
1 of 5. 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. JoeyAlexanderMusic.com. 0; tweet; share; print.
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
Confessions of a Sixth-Grade Youth Group Rock God
What I gleaned from my brief flirtation with praise-and-worship stardom.
I made my debut as the band's new lead guitarist two weeks later. Soon my friends picked up instruments, too, and it wasn't long until a musical coup d'état had taken place.
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.
The Missing Heart of Our Gospel: Union with Christ
Pastor and author Rankin Wilbourne explains why this biblical doctrine is so important for every Christian.
What does abiding in this reality look like? The art of abiding in this reality is something like learning a musical instrument; it is something you must practice and rehearse.
Morning Roundup 3/17/15
Immigration Research; 3 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church; Biola Missions Conference
You don't leave the church when it doesn't share the same musical interests, when it hurts your feelings, or when a newer, more popular one catches your eye.
Morning Roundup 4/21/15
Churches as Financial Hostages; Introverts and Extroverts; Changing the World
What we make with words and wood and wire and water wells and scalpels and glass and chalkboards and stone and combine harvesters and paper and glue and musical notes and
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.