Tag Archives: Audio

New Podcast: By the Waters of Babylon with Scott Aniol

New Podcast: By the Waters of Babylon with Scott Aniol

I am pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast: “By the Waters of Babylon with Scott Aniol.” For years I have posted a weekly blog here at Religious Affections Ministries, and recently a bi-weekly opinion piece at The Christian Post. This new format will provide content for those who enjoy listening to podcasts.… Continue Reading

Helpful audio on loving God from Michael Riley

Helpful audio on loving God from Michael Riley

Here is audio from some helpful sessions recently presented by Michael Riley at a conference: Way of the Cross Conference 2016 – With ALL your heart Session 1 – The First and Greatest Commandment Session 2 – Why Christians Sing Session 3 – The Standard for Ordered Loves Session 4 – You Shall Not Worship… Continue Reading

A Recent Conference of Conservative Christians

A Recent Conference of Conservative Christians

A few weeks ago, a group of friends who affirm the Conservative Christian Declaration met in Phoenix, Arizona for a small conference. It was a wonderful time of stimulating discussion, warm fellowship, and meaningful worship. We plan to do something like this again in the future, so stay tuned for information. In the meantime, you… Continue Reading

Why Do We Sing in Worship?

Why Do We Sing in Worship?

This is a sermon I preached yesterday in our church on the purpose of music in worship. This is probably the sermon I most commonly preach when I’m asked to speak in other churches, and it provides the most succinct summary of my philosophy of worship and music. It is also a chapter in Sound Worship. Continue Reading

Resources on culture from the Preserving the Truth Conference

Resources on culture from the Preserving the Truth Conference

Last weekend I had the privilege of speaking at the Preserving the Truth Conference in Troy, Michigan along with Paul Hartog, Mark Minnick, Bruce McAllister, and others. The theme was culture, a subject that has been a serious focus of mine recently, so I was delighted to be involved. I presented a workshop entitled “Race, Religion, and… Continue Reading

Notes from sessions at the Wilds Music Conference

Notes from sessions at the Wilds Music Conference

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… Continue Reading

Recordings: Choral Hymns and Anthems

Recordings: Choral Hymns and Anthems

I am frequently asked, “What do you listen to?” when folks find out how conservative I am.1 I do believe that we ought to be very discriminate in what we listen to, for this drives our appetites for what is sung and played in corporate worship. Indeed, I consider it nothing less than scandalous that… Continue Reading

Resources from the Preserving the Truth Conference

Resources from the Preserving the Truth Conference

I had the privilege of speaking last week at the Preserving the Truth Conference. Over 350 people gathered to discuss important issues we are facing today, and I thought that the conference was a success overall. Here is the paper I presented: Preserving the Truth in our Worship – audio | notes Here are some other sessions… Continue Reading

New Choral Piece: "Psalm 148"

New Choral Piece: "Psalm 148"

I was recently asked to compose a choir and orchestra piece in honor of Steve Allen’s 25 consecutive years as Music Pastor of First Baptist Church in Troy, MI (my home church). I was honored to be a part of the celebration, and last weekend I had the privilege of conducting the choir and orchestra… Continue Reading

3 (Free!) Minnick sermons on discernment

3 (Free!) Minnick sermons on discernment

Mark Minnick recently preached three sermons in his church on biblical discernment. Sermons on the Mt. Calvary site don’t stay free for long, so grab ’em quickly! Leadership Anomalies Inadequate Worship The Indispensible Necessity Of Divine Worship Continue Reading

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

I am always so thankful for who donate regularly to support this ministry. I am also thankful for individuals who ask about other ways they can help. If you are encouraged with what Religious Affections Ministries is doing, here are some of the ways you can help: One-time donation: Every little bit helps! About 25%… Continue Reading