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Wait Upon the DropSubscriber Access Only
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
Piper: My Hopeful Response to Lecrae Pulling Away from ‘White Evangelicalism’
Lecrae’s decision has roots. And it has fruit.
“When I became a believer I was taught to lay my black heritage aside.” Given his musical talent and mental sharpness, the inevitable happened — tens of thousands of young white
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
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
Keith and Kristyn Getty: Singing Isn’t Just for SundaySubscriber Access Only
Why congregational worship is a feast we prepare all week long.
2017. The Christian musical landscape includes dozens of widely known worship leaders and recording artists but comparatively few hymn writers. Of
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.
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 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).
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.
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
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.
'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
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
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
‘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.
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.
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
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