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Jun 2018 19 Jun 19, 2018

The songs that come to mind in difficult moments give voice to the emotional contours of our life with God. At the same time, they shape and define that life with God. That is, our songs both express our prayers and form new prayers in us....Read More

Jun 2018 12 Jun 12, 2018
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We should approach our task with an intensity of focus that produces a solid outcome. This is counterintuitive for some churches, where worship leadership is handed to a young man whose primary qualification is that he can play an instrument or sing. It counters worship leaders who do only what is needed to get through Sunday so the focus is solely on the preaching of the Word. ...Read More

May 2018 10 May 10, 2018

Some songs quote passages without their context, leaving the exegetical work to the listener--which isn’t inherently wrong but also isn’t helpful. Other songs distorts the true intent of the text by putting verses a new context, which does a tremendous disservice to the church and dishonor to God. I hope this article will challenge songwriters to write, pastors to select, and Christians to champion songs that treat passages in their original context with a renewed co...Read More

Apr 2018 23 Apr 23, 2018

You may only have to pick four songs every week to keep your boss satisfied and your congregation singing, but there’s so much more you actually can, should, and need to do to maintain your integrity as someone who has been called to sing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to the people God has called to worship Him in grace and truth....Read More

Apr 2018 1 Apr 1, 2018

We will feast in the house of Zion We will sing with our hearts restored He has done great things, we will say together We will feast and weep no more...Read More

Mar 2018 31 Mar 31, 2018

Let us love and sing and wonder, Let us praise the Savior’s Name! He has hushed the law’s loud thunder, He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame. He has washed us with His blood, He has brought us nigh to God. ...Read More

Mar 2018 30 Mar 30, 2018

At last, the sacrifice complete, He bursts the gates of hell And robs the serpent of his prey-- Victor Emmanuel....Read More

Mar 2018 29 Mar 29, 2018

When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride....Read More

Mar 2018 28 Mar 28, 2018

The law demands a weighty debt, And not a single mite will bate; But gospel sings of Jesus’ blood, And says it made the payment good....Read More

Mar 2018 27 Mar 27, 2018

Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear....Read More