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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
Ten Reasons Every Church-Planting Team Needs a Worship Leader
Worship is warfare.
glorifying at worst. 4. Culturally relevant musical and artistic worship is a powerful evangelistic tool inside and outside the church. When unbelievers come
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.
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.
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).
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: 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.
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
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
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.
My Daughter, Wheaton College, Protests, and Why We Are More Interested in the School Today
Wheaton College made the national news in a big way this week—while I was visiting with my daughter. Here's my reflection.
So, I'm not sure that my daughter will even get in to Wheaton, though she has some remarkable musical talent (as you can see at her Vanderbilt performance—get those scholarships
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.
‘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.
Lent, Unplugged
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
By not comparing ourselves to the highlight reels we see online. By seeing a live musical performance instead of spending another night in front of the glow of Netflix.
Can Worship Leaders and Musicians Resist the Temptation to 'Perform'?Subscriber Access Only
Three views on how to keep church services from becoming like American Idol.
who came before me. Jazz and other musical styles that encourage improvisation can provide a living, breathing example of church. A jazz combo is
Don’t Miss Steven Curtis Chapman’s PointSubscriber Access Only
Even his happiest, most heartwarming music has been fueled by tragedy and pain.
from daily life. Usually, for me, the ideas come first, and the music comes later. Only rarely have I started with a melody or a musical idea. With my song
The Benedict Option Falls Short of Real Pluralism
Christian witness includes public partnership with others.
class. But the church of every tribe, tongue, and nation—and the church of every tax bracket, political party, and musical taste—requires more. Christians
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Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
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