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Top Posts of 2018

Top Posts of 2018

Here are the top blog posts from 2018: #10: Elders in a Baptist Church: Plural, Yea; Lay, Nay David de Bruyn begins a four-part series on whether a plurality of elders in a church is necessary, and whether having lay elders (as opposed to vocational elders) is a good idea. #9: The Many Meanings of “Reformed” David… Continue Reading

Top Posts of 2017

Top Posts of 2017

Here are the top blog articles from 2017: #10: What homeschoolers and Christian schoolers need to know about HR 610 by Scott Aniol As the Homeschool Legal Defense Association notes, as nice as that might be, money from the government always eventually leads to more governmental regulations. We homeschoolers and private schoolers would rather the government just… Continue Reading

Give to the Max Day 2015

Give to the Max Day 2015

“Give to the Max Day” is coming. This event is sponsored annually by Minnesota philanthropists in behalf of charitable organizations such as Central Seminary. It encourages a concerted effort by the non-profits to raise as much funding as possible online in a single event. This year’s Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 12.… Continue Reading

T. David Gordon’s Foreword to By the Waters of Babylon

T. David Gordon’s Foreword to By the Waters of Babylon

The following is the foreword to By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post Christian Culture by Scott Aniol. The surprising acrimony that sometimes attended the “worship wars” of the last several decades suggested that we were talking past each other; that what we were talking about was somehow the tip of a larger, undiscussed iceberg beneath… Continue Reading

Justice, Relevance, Pride, Best, Creeds: Week in Review (3/10)

Justice, Relevance, Pride, Best, Creeds: Week in Review (3/10)

Articles Justice, Wrath, and Propitiation Relevance is Irrelevant (Conclusion) Young, Brazen, and Proud Another Beautiful Journey, Another Wrong Destination The Use of Creeds News & Reviews Should Christians love their country? Knowing vs. Feeling in Worship by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog “When the words serve the music, we gratify self. When the… Continue Reading

Music without sin, reading, and more: Week in Review (7/27)

Music without sin, reading, and more: Week in Review (7/27)

Miss anything this week? Here are the articles and links we posted this week? Articles Christians Must Read Music through a sinless lense Relevance is Irrelevant (Part 12) Is It Time to Join the SBC? News & Reviews Theotokos Is Your Child a Christian? Why do some Protestants become Catholics? The Death of Reverence, The… Continue Reading

Don Hustad, cultural decay, children's ministry, Christian citizenship, and more – Week in Review (7/13)

Don Hustad, cultural decay, children's ministry, Christian citizenship, and more – Week in Review (7/13)

Here are this week’s posts in case you missed something: Articles Songs without words Some cautions on children’s ministry Relevance is irrelevant (Part 10) Christian Citizenship Today News & Reviews Ask Doug: What are your thoughts on youth groups? – YouTube Fundamentalism, dispensationalism, Kuyperianism, and 2K ACCC Exec. Warns against Kevin Bauder What does church… Continue Reading

Independence Day, movie clips, and more – Week in Review

Independence Day, movie clips, and more – Week in Review

Here are this week’s posts in case you missed something: Articles Should we observe Independence Day in church? More thoughts the use of movie clips in services (and the RPW) Shall We Preach the Gospel or Morality? Part Two: Natural Virtue and Common Grace Did you know Sound Worship has a teacher’s edition that integrates… Continue Reading

Site updated

Site updated

We have updated our site as promised; you probably won’t notice anything if you’re not looking, but we’ve made some changes that should solve a lot of problems. The most significant change we’ve made is that the root of the site is no long religiousaffectionsministries, but rather simply religiousaffections. Everything should redirect from the old… Continue Reading

Podcast: God-Centered Worship with TJ Klapperich & Scott Williquette, Part 2

Podcast: God-Centered Worship with TJ Klapperich & Scott Williquette, Part 2

In part 2 of this podcast, Scott Aniol talks with TJ Klapperich and Scott Williquette about the regulative principle of worship, what the difference is between conservatives and progressives, and the influence of charismatic theology on worship. [podcast]http://www.religiousaffections.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Podcast_-God-Centered-Worship-Part-2.mp3[/podcast] Download Subscribe to our Podcast! iTunes | RSS Continue Reading

Podcast: Q&A – April 20, 2010

Podcast: Q&A – April 20, 2010

In this podcast, Scott answers several questions that have been posted in the suggestion box on www.religiousaffections.org, including: Granted aesthetic values r universals rooted n God’s nature y cant some rock music cant b beautiful? To put it another way, why does God’s nature automatically rule out rock/pop/jazz genre? What do you think of songs/hymns… Continue Reading

New RAM Podcast

New RAM Podcast

We now have a Religious Affections Ministries Podcast! We plan to publish a 15-20 minute podcast once every month. You can subscribe to our podcast using one of the following methods: iTunes RSS View all of our podcast episodes here. Continue Reading

Pastors, get a free copy of the Sound Worship Teacher's Edition!

If you are a pastor, assistant pastor, music director, or Christian School Administrator, you can receive a free copy of the Sound Worship Teacher’s Edition! The Teacher’s Edition includes full book text from Sound Worship plus 14,000 additional words of research, explanation, discussion, and application, as well as student handouts, study guides, and more! A $20… Continue Reading