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Resources on Affections vs. Passions

After teaching recently on the distinction between affections and passions, a student asked for more resources to read on the subject, preferably short articles available online.

Of course, my book deals with this in several places, such as pp 32-34, Chapter 4, and Chapter 14.

Here are some other articles you may find helpful:

Conservative Christians will be committed to worship forms that foster ordinate affection toward God

“We want clearly discernible affection and expression.”

Why trying to emulate Edwards may actually be emulating Finney

Charles Finney on “excitements”

Is worship like riding a roller coaster?

Train Your Child’s Heart Before His Head

“Correcting Categories: The Bible, Music, and Emotion”

Emotions vs. Feelings

Worship That Cannot Be Touched – Hebrews 12:18-29

The Christian Affections by Kevin Bauder

Men Without Chests

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Cutlure, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and three children.

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