NBC Resurrects ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
How will Christians respond to the live production? The show’s history offers some clues.
With it, there has been another, second question: How should Christians respond to a catchy musical that casts a skeptical, and at times flamboyantly irreverent, light on the story of
20 Truths from "Sing!"
When we sing we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe
enthusiastic (16). Our motivation to sing comes from so much more than ourselves—our likes, our comfort levels, our musical tastes and preferences. Intrinsically
The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral
(UPDATED) The evangelist planned his own ceremony. Experts analyze the music he chose.
contemporary. Such pamphlets, in turn, resembled the way that Ira Sankey prepared his “Sacred Songs and Solos” from his musical work for DL Moody.
Luther: The Musician
The great reformer did more than write theology.
Music is still more wonderful in living things, especially birds, so that David, most musical of all kings, and minstrel of God, in deepest wonder and spiritual exultation praised the
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 Remarkable Story of China’s ‘Bible Women’
The history of Christianity in the world’s largest country can’t be told without acknowledging the female evangelists and pastors who built its church.
hymnody. Lü's songs, collectively called the Canaan Hymns, have been transcribed by others as she is not trained in Western musical notation. The
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
How Larry Norman Became the Elvis Presley of Christian Rock
His music inspired a generation of Jesus freaks, but he never shook the suspicion of being a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
declined. Then Capitol Records surprised him with a request to return to work as a staff writer for a new musical genre he would pioneer: the rock musical.
The New View of Heaven Is Too Small
Our recent emphasis on “kingdom work” misses the real hope of the afterlife.
Wright unpacks his idea by saying, “I don't know what musical instruments we shall have to play Bach in God's new world, though I'm sure Bach's music will be there.” Our present
The Hard Truth About Mr. Right
An excerpt from “Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness.”
worth knowing at all. It's hard enough when it feels as if this whole dating scene is a crazy, drawn-out game of musical chairs. In the beginning, when
Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music
Be of good cheer: We are in a moment of theologically rich, artistically wonderful recordings.
images of Christ from the Old Testament. But the musical repertoire is growing as more artists observe the season. The Welcome Wagon has a wonderful
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.
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. Alissa Wilkinson| March 26, 2016. 'Hamilton: An American Musical'.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
“For me that includes musical activities, time outdoors, regular exercise, playing games with friends, and making sure I am not always on the giving end of friendships,” she says.
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).
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
The African religious imagination already anticipates Christ.
Accompanied by short films that illustrate musical concepts and high production values, she drew upon the imagery of one of the most revered orishas (deities) in the Yoruba pantheon
'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
How 'Hamilton' Made American History Cool Again
The smash Broadway hit is helping millennials reconcile themselves to their own history.
Jessica Gibson| January 14, 2016. Image: Joan Marcus. Lin-Manuel Miranda leads the cast of the runaway Broadway hit 'Hamilton: An American Musical.'. Image: Joan Marcus.