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Van Cliburn pianist talks music in worship

Van Cliburn pianist talks music in worship

World Magazine interviews pianist Alex McDonald. Here’s a relevant snippet: In modern churches, we have a graven image of what the experience of God ought to be like, and we want our music to simulate that experience in us. It could be an organ or a praise team—either can create a God experience that may… Continue Reading

Beyond contemporary vs. traditional

Beyond contemporary vs. traditional

Imagine a church auditorium packed with people. Their eyes are fixed on the stage where skilled musicians play and a handsome man leads the congregation in singing. He is dressed in clothing considered relevant to the congregation, and he skillfully manipulates the passions of the people with a style of music he believes adds vitality,… Continue Reading