Tagged: Worship

What is Christian Music?

As a musician who likes both secular, sacred, and crossover bands, I have often engaged in conversations around what makes christian music “christian.”   Last week, I discovered a metal band I really like, Killswitch Engage.  As I was listening, I started noticing some Christian codewords...

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The Modern Hymn Movement

Fundamentally Reformed has a post on the Modern Hymn Movement, but the attitudes behind this movement are a mix of desire to please God and a disdain for the contemporary worship we’ve had since the Jesus Movement of the 1970’s in Charismatic churches.  And so,...

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Critique: A Checklist for Church Music

I’ve recently subscribed to a new suite of blogs that can pretty much be described as “anti-Rick-Warren.”  Besides sharing this ignoble purpose, many of these neo-fundamentalist, self-appointed “watchdog” sites (see 10 Principles of Biblical Discernment – Part I and Part II) are very critical and...

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Battle Hymn Explained

Rich over at godancscience.org has begun unpacking the meaning of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Not sure what that has to do with science, but it is interesting.  The Battle Hymn of the Republic was a very popular patriotic song, beginning when it was...

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Things aren’t always as they seem

Have you ever saw someone that you’ve known most of your life in a different circumstance and not recognized them? We get to the root of who we are when we encounter these unexpected meetings. We tend to think of ourselves in the best of...

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Worship Leader or Lead Worshipper?

Louie Giglio, who is the founder of the Passion Worship Conferences, recently sat down for an interview with Worship Musician magazine. Among other subjects he covered, he touched on the issue of keeping the artists who are part of the Passion conferences focused on worship....

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Even More Reflections on Worship

Well Daddypundit, as a worship leader myself, I thought I’d answer the same questions. Can’t resist ;) 1. How did you get into worship ministry? How long have you been a part of the worship ministry? a. Getting Started I never knew I had any...

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