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What We Gained When We Lost Our Hymnals?

What We Gained When We Lost Our Hymnals?

A few weeks ago I linked to a blog post by Tim Challies in which he listed things we lost when “we” gave up the hymnal, but then basically said, “But I don’t think we should go back.” Yesterday he followed up on that with a new post, “What we Gained When We Lost Our… Continue Reading

How many songs can one church sing?

How many songs can one church sing?

Have you ever thought about how many songs your church can sing in a year? If you consult the average transdenominational hymnal published today, you might assume that churches can sing 700 or more hymns in a given year. The truth is that most churches–and I’m being very generous in my estimate here–can only sing… Continue Reading

Why we’re publishing a new hymnal

Why we’re publishing a new hymnal

If you didn’t know that we are publishing a new hymnal, well, we are. We’re first creating an online resource of free, downloadable hymns, but we’re working toward (and very close to completing!) a print hymnal as well. Yesterday, Tim Challies blogged about “What We Lost When We Lost Our Hymnals.” Of course, just with… Continue Reading

A few more reasons why we should use hymnals

A few more reasons why we should use hymnals

An excerpt: We should use hymnals because… “…hymnals give a a sense of unity as a body. This goes beyond the corporate worship of the local church. When I am able to travel and visit different churches, the hymnal, even if it is not the same one I am accustomed to, gives me a sense… Continue Reading