Russell Moore answers the question, “Is My Music Warping My Child?” Two points he makes, and one reaction of my own — Lyrics are influential — they shape the way we think about the issues of life, so liberty cannot be applied indiscriminately to music choices. Music becomes a parent’s opportunity to be intentional about […]Read More Grab bag
Keith and Kristyn Getty, who have written so much good music for the modern church, have begun a new blog. You can find it here. The first post is about writing music (and literature) for children. It looks like this will be a blog worth reading regularly.Read More The Getty’s new blog
J. S. Bach: The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging.Read More Today’s Quote – Music (Bach)
Good stuff I’ve seen while meandering around the internet this week: Justin Taylor offers an overview of a number of recent articles in World on abortion The lead article on abortion in World by Marvin Olasky. CCEF (Christian Counseling & Education Foundation) has a new website, with additional resources, including articles, a blog, and audio […]Read More Grab Bag
For some time, someone has been asking me a question about preaching and the church, “in previous years, you often used to hear sermons on this topic, but now you rarely even hear the word used — whatever happened to worldliness?” What has happened to verses like Romans 16:19? …I want you to be wise […]Read More Book Review: Worldliness
Over the past generation, many churches have left behind the singing of hymns. Some have asked whether hymns are still appropriate or relevant for today. Yet at the same time, there are new hymns being written that honor the tradition of the ancient, Biblical hymns of the faith. Among these hymn writers are Keith Getty […]Read More Why sing hymns?
I don’t often purchase new music — most of what I buy was written 200 (or more) years ago. And I rarely make musical suggestions to others. But the other day I found a reference to some new music, and on a whim, listened to some excerpts and then made a purchase. In the album, […]Read More Music worth a listen