Tag Archives: emotion

Correcting Categories, Part 6 – Dionysian vs. Apollonian

Correcting Categories, Part 6 – Dionysian vs. Apollonian

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 5 – Biblical Anthroplogy

Correcting Categories, Part 5 – Biblical Anthroplogy

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 4 – Dissecting Emotion

Correcting Categories, Part 4 – Dissecting Emotion

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 3 – Music's Benefit

Correcting Categories, Part 3 – Music's Benefit

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 2 – Emotional Metaphor

Correcting Categories, Part 2 – Emotional Metaphor

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Emotions vs. Feelings

Emotions vs. Feelings

Matthew Elliot has some helfpul discussion of the difference between emotions and feelings. For Elliot, “emotions” are what I mean when I talk about “affections,” and “feelings” are what I mean when I talke about physical passions. Here’s an excerpt: My major point is that emotions are about our thoughts, our minds, our thinking process. … Continue Reading

Worship That Cannot Be Touched – Hebrews 12:18-29

Worship That Cannot Be Touched – Hebrews 12:18-29

At the end of Hebrews 12 we find a very instructive passage that describes New Testament worship. But in order to understand the point of this passage, we need to first understand the broader context in which it is found. The purpose of the book of Hebrews is to warn Jewish Christians against leaving Christianity… Continue Reading

"The surprising face of Hillsong" by Tony Payne and Gordon Cheng

"The surprising face of Hillsong" by Tony Payne and Gordon Cheng

The following article is so interesting, I had to post the whole thing here. Please take time to read the whole thing. It will be worth your while as instruction about why things are the way they are in evangelical worship today. It was originally posted January 2007 here: http://matthiasmedia.com.au/briefing/library/3883/ I have to wonder how… Continue Reading

What Others Are Saying About Worship in Song

What Others Are Saying About Worship in Song

Pre-order for 30% off | Book Website “Scott Aniol has contributed a reasoned, thoughtful, Scripture-infused, and theological approach to his subject. This book should prove to be a helpful volume to any serious worshiper.” Paul S. Jones, D.M. Organist and Music Director – Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Author, Singing and Making Music: Issues in Church… Continue Reading

Contents of Worship in Song by Scott Aniol

Contents of Worship in Song by Scott Aniol

Pre-order for 30% off | Book Website SECTION ONE: LAYING THE FOUNDATION Chapter One: Biblical Authority in Matters of Faith and Practice Many Christians insist that because the Bible says nothing explicitly regarding the kind of music that pleases God, God must not care what we listen to. This chapter dispels that idea by demonstrating… Continue Reading

The Teaching Power of Music

The Teaching Power of Music

I spoke today at the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Teachers Convention. This is the lecture I presented. My task today is to convince you that it is important that music be a part of your classroom. My goal is to persuade you that music is essential to your students’ educational development. For some of… Continue Reading

Why "Religious Affections Ministries"?

Why "Religious Affections Ministries"?

Some may wonder why I’ve chosen “Religious Affections Ministries” as the name of this ministry. Here are some of the reasons: 1. Because the religious affections are important. We have been influenced by Modernism more than we like to admit. Prior to the Age of Reason, Christians readily recognized the importance of the affections in… Continue Reading

Why Sing?

Why Sing?

Why do we use music in worship? This may seem like an odd question. Most — if not all — churches have music, don’t they? This is just how it has always been, right? I think this is a very important question because how you answer the question is one of the factors that will… Continue Reading

Men Without Chests

Men Without Chests

The following are quotes from the first chapter of The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis: “Until quite modern times all teachers and even all men believed the universe to be such that certain emotional reactions on our part could be either congruous or incongruous to it—believed, in fact, that objects did not merely… Continue Reading