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New authors will begin regularly posting on this site

I’m excited to announce that beginning next Monday, October 25, this site will be adding four additional regular authors to our article lineup.

Up until now, I have written most of the articles published regularly on this site, with occasional guest contributors. Beginning next week however, we are adding four more regular authors:

  • On Mondays, Chuck Bumgardner will contribute to this site. I met Chuck several years ago just as he was leaving full time ministry in Illinois to begin more seminary education in Minneapolis. I have found Chuck to be a faithful student of the Scriptures and a committed, thoughtful conservative. He has a love for music and a deep interest in the Church’s tradition of hymnody. I’m looking forward to what he has to offer.
  • On Tuesdays, Ryan Martin will be posting. I’ve known Ryan for several years now, but most recently he came on staff at our church in Hendersonville, NC. Ryan is a knowledgeable student of Church History, theology, and music. I’m confident that his contributions here will be very helpful. It will likely be several weeks before Ryan begins posting regularly do to some other time-consuming preoccupations.
  • On Thursdays, Michael Riley will write. Mike and I have known each other since high school, and we became close friends in college. Mike is a precise thinker who understands the broad ideas related to conservatism and has the ability to explain them like few people I know. I’m thrilled that he will be sharing some of his insights here on a regularly basis.
  • On Fridays, David DeBruyn will be contributing. I’ve known David only for a short time, but it hasn’t taken me long to recognize that no other blogger today articulates the fundamental principles of conservatism better than David. His explanations of important biblical, cultural, and theological principles about worship are so helpful, and so I am thrilled that David is joining us.

I think this venture will take the level of discussion and resources on the Religious Affections Ministries site to a whole new level. These men will be a great help to readers of this site, and so I hope you make it a point to read what they have to say. Make sure to subscribe with a feed reader or by e-mail to be certain that you don’t miss what they men will have to offer.

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies 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.