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Intelligibility vs. Immediacy

Intelligibility vs. Immediacy

Fitting with today’s post on accessibility vs. immediacy, I stumbled across some statements from Terry Johnson’s The Worship of God: Reformed Concepts of Biblical Worship (Christian Focus, 2005). Speaking of contemporary Christian music, Johnson notes, First, it often promotes itself as being a more intelligible form of music than traditional hymnody. What that really seems… Continue Reading

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Conservative churches that want to do a special service around Christmas time often have a hard time finding cialis price quality “pre-packaged” programs. So what are other alternatives? One of the best and most flexible options, in my opinion, is “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.” I used this service all but one of… Continue Reading

What Others Are Saying About Worship in Song

What Others Are Saying About Worship in Song

Pre-order for 30% off | Book Website “Scott Aniol has contributed a reasoned, thoughtful, Scripture-infused, and theological approach to his subject. This book should prove to be a helpful volume to any serious worshiper.” Paul S. Jones, D.M. Organist and Music Director – Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Author, Singing and Making Music: Issues in Church… Continue Reading

Contents of Worship in Song by Scott Aniol

Contents of Worship in Song by Scott Aniol

Pre-order for 30% off | Book Website SECTION ONE: LAYING THE FOUNDATION Chapter One: Biblical Authority in Matters of Faith and Practice Many Christians insist that because the Bible says nothing explicitly regarding the kind of music that pleases God, God must not care what we listen to. This chapter dispels that idea by demonstrating… Continue Reading

Worship That Is Acceptable To God

Worship That Is Acceptable To God

One of the most widely debated issues in churches today revolves around the subject of worship. What does worship that is acceptable to God look like? What is the substance of acceptable worship? What elements are included in acceptable worship? Can we use drama in worship? What about elaborate ceremonies and rituals? What kinds of… Continue Reading

The Gospel of the Beauty of Christ

The Gospel of the Beauty of Christ

2 Corinthians 4.1–6 Audio Format Thesis: Salvation results from a God-given apprehension of the beauty of the gospel, revealed in the face of Christ. In Acts 17 the apostle Paul preached clearly the truth of the gospel to the people in Athens. Results varied. Some sneered at him. Others wanted to here more. And yet… Continue Reading