Singing Hymns, Too – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 14 of 20

February 3, 2011

We need to sing psalms in worship (see previous blog, “Multi-versed for a Reason,” part 13). Some have even concluded that is all the people of God should sing on Sunday morning; our hymnal restricted to the 150 Psalms. A very strong case can be made, however, that the Bible does not limit us to […]

Multi-versed for a Reason – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 13 of 20

January 27, 2011

Is this fair? Most Sunday morning music sung today is catchy, entertaining, and likeable—a reflection of pop-culture. But generally speaking, it lacks content, depth, and musical complexity; it really is a Christianized version of pop-music. “So what?” someone may say. Well, does the Scripture tell us what to sing? It is hard (impossible?) to argue […]

What Music Best Fits? – Some Choruses, a Pep-talk, and an Offering, part 11 of 20

January 13, 2011

I know it’s potentially divisive, but we need to keep talking about worship music. Similar to food and art, music has a certain subjective quality to it; especially when it comes to style. Somebody likes jazz, someone else likes rap—and so on. And it’s in the car where we most often reveal our musical taste. […]