Tag Archives: Resources

New Facebook Group for Sharing Family Resources

New Facebook Group for Sharing Family Resources

We’ve started a brand new Facebook community, Religious Affections Family Resources, for Christian families to share and discuss the best in books, music, and educational resources for cultivating beauty and imagination in our children! In this group, we plan to share carefully selected resources from around the web (and print media), link to resource sales… Continue Reading

Advice on Reading the Bible in Public

Advice on Reading the Bible in Public

Charles Haddon Spurgeon said, A person who can read well is seldom met with now-a-days. The public reading of the Bible is oftentimes not worthy of it being called reading. There once lived a boy in the Highlands of Scotland who presumed to read a newspaper with a twang similar to that which characterised his… Continue Reading

Help compiling a bibliography of worship resources

Help compiling a bibliography of worship resources

I’m preparing to teach a couple classes this year, and as part of my preparation, I am working on compiling a fairly exhaustive bibliography of resources (books, journal articles, theses, dissertations) that I think are worth considering in the in the worship/music conversation. I have a draft of the project completed here. As you’ll see,… Continue Reading

Greg Stiekes audio and Good Friday Meditation Booklet

Greg Stiekes audio and Good Friday Meditation Booklet

A few quick resources for you today: First, my good friend and pastor Greg Stiekes is one of the best preachers I know. Not only is he an outstanding exegete and communicator, but he also has a biblical grasp on several significant contemporary issues. One of those most important issues he speaks to is one… 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 authors will begin regularly posting on this site

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,… Continue Reading

Subscribe to our Free eNewsletter

Subscribe to our Free eNewsletter

Even if you are a regular reader of this site, you may not know about our free monthly eNewsletter. Whenever I speak in a church, folks have the opportunity to sign up for our free eNewsletter, so we’ve grown to about 800 people who regularly receive it every month. But perhaps you are just a… Continue Reading

Web site hacked; overhaul coming soon

Web site hacked; overhaul coming soon

Just a note about this site for those who care. We were hacked a week or so ago; thankfully we were able to get the site up and running again fairly easily, although there are lingering problems. But our web store is completely down. We plan to take the site down in the next day… 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

Use Sound Worship in a study group!

We’ve designed Sound Worship to be especially useful with small study groups. 6 short, easy-to-read, engaging chapters provide perfect opportunity for discussion and application in a small group setting. We have developed several free resources to help you use Sound Worship in such a group: Personal Study CompanionThe companion is divided according to the chapter and… Continue Reading

Partner with us

A year ago this week we fully launched Religious Affections Ministries. Our burden is simple: help churches think biblically about worship and music. This means publishing articles, books, recordings, and sheet music all with the purpose of equipping local churches to worship our Lord biblically, deliberately, and, yes, conservatively. I started this ministry from a… Continue Reading

Gospel-centered Hymn Resources at www.GodHimselfIsWithUs.com

Gospel-centered Hymn Resources at www.GodHimselfIsWithUs.com

Many gospel-centered hymn resources are available at www.GodHimselfIsWithUs.com, including: lyrics to each song downloadable hymn sheets sheet music arrangements of each song and more. Special Sale Price! The album is set to release on January 5, 2009. At that time, the album will retail for $15.95, but if you , you can enjoy the special… Continue Reading

Introducing InTune

InTune is a newsletter for church music directors, church musicians, and pastors (especially those without qualified music directors). Each issue will include review of church music, including carefully selected choral music, instrumental selections, etc. for the local church as well as practical articles, CD recommendations, church music tips, hymn analyses, and more. InTune is a… Continue Reading

Introducing Religious Affections Ministries!

Introducing Religious Affections Ministries!

I am very excited to announce the launch of a new ministry intended to help local churches think through issues related to worship, music, culture, and aesthetics. My intent is to provide pastors and other Christians with the necessary tools and resources to come to God-pleasing decisions in these areas. This newly-designed web site is… Continue Reading