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).
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.
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
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; 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
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
(This viewer, for example, had trouble believing that Strange could learn these mystic arts as quickly as he does.); The musical scores in Marvel films often get a bad rap.
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.
Glimpses of Grace in the Films of the Coen Brothers
Beyond their penchant for the macabre, the directors’ films also display transcendent hope.
What lessons does Mattie Ross learn along the way? What is the significance of the hymn that gives this film its main musical theme? Does it influence the way you interpret the movie?
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.
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.