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Free eBook of Back to Basics Series

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"Back to Basics"

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Back to Basics

Over the past several months I have written a series of short articles in which I dealt with the major categories of a biblical philosophy of worship and music in a brief way. My desire was to introduce the basics of these issues to those who hadn’t carefully considered them.

I have the posts linked below, and I have also converted the posts into a short eBook. My hope is that this will be a similar help to folks who want a brief introduction to these important matters or who would like to introduce others to them.

Once you have been introduced, I would recommend reading other more in-depth articles here at and reading my books, Worship in Song and Sound Worship.

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Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

2 Responses to Free eBook of Back to Basics Series

  1. This is very helpful, Dr. Aniol. Thank you. I wonder if there will be (biblical) references for many good points that have been made. For example, “a child’s heart is shaped far before he or she has the capacity to comprehend truth.”

    How does the nature of man affect the way we learn and worship God? Have you published any articles related to this?

  2. Hi, grace. Mostly that is rooted in a biblical theology of how we come to know God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, for example. We come to know God, not only or even primarily by understanding facts but by a certain orientation of our affections. This is no less true for children as it is for adults, and in fact, it may be more so true of them.

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