This past week I spoke at the Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center Music Conference. I was the keynote speaker for the pre-conference on Monday, I presented one general session, and I taught three workshops.
Several people, both at the Wilds Music Conference and online, have asked for copies of my notes from sessions I presented. I have posted them below. Most are fully manuscript notes, while others are a bit more sketchy. I did not have notes for my final session, but it was based on a paper I recently wrote, which I have posted below as well. Finally, I have also posted audio from each session for those who want to listen (or re-listen).
Train Up a Child – Teaching the Next Generation to Worship
These notes are quite a bit more sketchy, copied and pasted from other things I’ve written over the years along with some new material, but you’ll get the idea.
I failed to mention in the session books that I’ve found helpful on this subject, so I’ve listed them here (it should go without saying that I don’t necessarily agree with everything in each of these books):
- Thoughts on Family Worship by J. W. Alexander
- The Faithful Parent by Peace & Scott
- Family Worship by T. L. Johnson
- Family Worship by Beeke
- Bringing the Gospel to Covenant Children by Beeke
- Parenting in the Pew by Castleman
Musicology 101 – How to Explain Musical Meaning Without Going Over People’s Heads
In this session I essentially taught through Chapter 4 of Sound Worship.
“God is Really Among You” – the Evangelistic Impact of God-Centered Worship
This session was based on a paper I recently wrote called “Toward a Biblical Understanding of Culture”