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Book Announcement: Understanding Affections in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards: “The High Exercises of Divine Love” by Ryan J. Martin

Today marks the release of my first book, Understanding Affections in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards: “The High Exercises of Divine Love.” (Amazon Link | Bloomsbury Link) | ISBN 9780567682246). T&T Clark (a subsidiary of Bloomsbury) is publishing it as part of their series T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. I want to give glory to… Continue Reading

John Makujina’s Preface to the Third Edition of Measuring the Music

John Makujina’s Preface to the Third Edition of Measuring the Music

The closing of Old Paths Publications combined with continued demand has occasioned another printing of Measuring the Music, under a new publisher. Therefore, the author in conjunction with Religious Affections Ministries is pleased to present the third edition of Measuring the Music. This version is essentially a reprint of the second, with minor corrections and… Continue Reading

Making Measuring the Music by John Makujina Available Again!

Making Measuring the Music by John Makujina Available Again!

I am very pleased to announce the publication of a Third Edition of John Makuina’s valuable analysis of the Contemporary Christian Music movement, Measuring the Music. This volume is the premier evaluation of Contemporary Christian Music. It has been read by thousands since the publication of its first edition in 1999, and we are thrilled to… Continue Reading

Introduction to By the Waters of Babylon

Introduction to By the Waters of Babylon

The following is an excerpt from By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture by Scott Aniol (Kregel, 2015). By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs, and our… Continue Reading

T. David Gordon’s Foreword to By the Waters of Babylon

T. David Gordon’s Foreword to By the Waters of Babylon

The following is the foreword to By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post Christian Culture by Scott Aniol. The surprising acrimony that sometimes attended the “worship wars” of the last several decades suggested that we were talking past each other; that what we were talking about was somehow the tip of a larger, undiscussed iceberg beneath… Continue Reading

Endorsements for By the Waters of Babylon

Endorsements for By the Waters of Babylon

Here are some endorsements for my new book, By the Waters of Babylon: Worship is a Post-Christian Culture: “Scott Aniol’s book contributes to several discussions at once. He provides an insightful critique of the Missional Church movement, interacts with the current discussion about Christianity and culture, and offers biblical direction for shaping worship in local congregations.… Continue Reading

New Publication: Wiser Than Despair by Quentin Faulkner

New Publication: Wiser Than Despair by Quentin Faulkner

I believe that one of the most significant books to be written on the relationship between the Christian church and music is Quentin Faulkner’s Wiser Than Despair. I use the book all the time and recommend it often. Unfortunately, the book is out of print and only comes in hard cover, thus making it hard to acquire at… Continue Reading

Two new books from Religious Affections Ministries

Two new books from Religious Affections Ministries

We’ve published two new books in the past few months that I’d like to let you know about: Christianity and Culture J. Gresham Machen Preface by Kevin T. Bauder Machen believed that culture (understood in the sense of high culture) was extremely important. The categories that one received from one’s culture either enabled or disabled… Continue Reading

Conclusion to <i>Recovering Intentional Worship: Some Things to Consider Including in Your Church Service</i> by David de Bruyn

Conclusion to <i>Recovering Intentional Worship: Some Things to Consider Including in Your Church Service</i> by David de Bruyn

Josiah may have been one of the bravest men who ever lived. Receiving the kingdom with the sword of God’ʹs impending judgment dangling over its head, Josiah set about reforming the worship of Judah with an almost frenzied diligence. He cleansed and repaired the Temple, destroyed idolatrous shrines, altars, and images, defiled the high places of idol worship (making them unusable),… Continue Reading

Introduction to <i>Recovering Intentional Worship: Some Things to Consider Including in Your Church Service</i> by David de Bruyn

Introduction to <i>Recovering Intentional Worship: Some Things to Consider Including in Your Church Service</i> by David de Bruyn

PURCHASE THE BOOKLET ON AMAZON When your car has broken down for the umpteenth time, you ask yourself the question: do I fix it or replace it? That kind of choice confronts us with kitchen appliances that break, computer gadgets that fail, and never‑ending household repairs. Is it better (and cheaper) to fix what we have or to replace… Continue Reading

Review of Worship in Song in Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal

Review of Worship in Song in Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal

I just noticed a helpful review of my book, Worship in Song, in the most recent edition of the Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary journal, written by Ken Brown. I’ve secured permission to reprint it here since it is not available online: Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, by Scott Aniol. Winona… Continue Reading

Book Recommendation: Indivisible by Four

This will be a quick post, as I’m in the midst of significant transition. This past week, on a flight, I had the opportunity to read Arnold Steinhardt’s Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony. Steinhardt spent over three decades as first violin for the Guarneri String Quartet. I saw the book… Continue Reading