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Correcting Categories, Part 6 – Dionysian vs. Apollonian

Correcting Categories, Part 6 – Dionysian vs. Apollonian

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Why "Religious Affections Ministries"?

Why "Religious Affections Ministries"?

Some may wonder why I’ve chosen “Religious Affections Ministries” as the name of this ministry. Here are some of the reasons: 1. Because the religious affections are important. We have been influenced by Modernism more than we like to admit. Prior to the Age of Reason, Christians readily recognized the importance of the affections in… Continue Reading

Apollo vs. Dionysus

Apollo vs. Dionysus

A music theorist whom I have found very helpful is Manfred Clynes. Clynes argues that music communicates through its natural connection with emotion. I can best explain Clynes’ theories at this point by quoting from “Music Hath Charms . . .” by Iaian D. Edgwater in Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions edited by Alexander Laban… Continue Reading