The most beautiful instrument in any Christian service is the sound of the congregation singing.
The church has been given a song to sing, and Christ is its author, substance, and aim.
There is nothing more universally relevant than preparing people for suffering and death.
Eighteen tips on how to get your congregation singing.
The benefits of singing Psalms and how to begin.
The musical excellence we aim for should be more in the congregation than in the instrumentalists or vocalists who lead or accompany our singing.
Christians adept at defending propositional truths often neglect to discern non-propositional meaning.
Musical forms and genres are no more unredeemed or redeemed than a mountain sunset or a computer or a jazz tune.
For many, music is a stylized soundtrack to life. But when you come to church, leave your preferences at the door.
What exactly is “the worship set”? And should it be a given in our churches?
A music pastor says, “Not necessarily.”
“Whoa, those people love to sing about Jesus!” is always better than “Man, that guy is great!”
Three reasons why a pastor should choose a church’s songs.
I’m not saying the way my church “does” music is the only way, or even the best way. What I am saying is that the quality of music and especially the quality of singing is not dependent upon the size of your music budget.
Pastors’ Forum: What do you do and not do to accommodate ethnic diversity in your worship service planning?9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 04.23.2014
Answers from Dave Furman, Kevin Hsu, Paul Martin, John Onwuchekwa, and Juan Sanchez. Dave Furman I will never lose the gospel for the sake of unity in diversity, but I will preach the unadjusted gospel consistently. I will never water down theology to a lowest common denominator in order to accommodate more people and […]
Editor’s Note: We asked a handful of pastors around the world the following question: “You are familiar with American churches, yet you pastor in a non-American context. What has your present experience taught you about how to be biblically faithful yet culturally sensitive when it comes to selecting the songs that your church sings?” Their […]
Book Reviews on Worship
The fundamentals of the gospel, the church, music, and worship are so easily confused today; this book offers much-needed clarity.
David Peterson’s Engaging with God is one of those books that ends too soon.
This book is a thoughtful, original contribution to the worship discussion.
Other Book Reviews
An Anxious Age is an enjoyable and engaging read, thought provoking even where it isn’t fully convincing.
I can think of few more homiletically helpful hobbies than keeping company with the likes of Shakespeare and Steinbeck.
I suggest giving this book as a gift to your church members. The pastor’s home should not be like the riddle of a mystery novel to our churches.
Few questions are as pressing for Christians as “Does God’s love for me change when I disobey?”
If you are a preacher or an aspiring preacher, you should buy, read, and put this book into practice.