Monthly Archives: October 2010

Posting at Religious Affections Ministries

I have very much appreciated the ministry of Scott Aniol over at Religious Affections Ministries.  Recently, he asked me and several others to begin “team blogging” as part of that ministry’s website, and I’ve done that.  I’ll be posting every … Continue reading

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“Jesus Lives, and So Shall I”

Theologically speaking, we ought to make much of the resurrection of Christ, not relegate it to the few weeks around Easter.  This is true liturgically as well.  I greeted our pastor a Sunday or two ago with “He is risen!” … Continue reading

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Darryl Hart, “Private Prayer, Corporate Worship”

Darryl Hart has a stimulating article questioning the appropriateness of silent prayer in a church service, and most specifically, during a planned break in the pastoral prayer (although the applications of his points are certainly broader).  The link to the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on hymnody

A good post on Martin Luther’s hymnody over at InternetMonk, focusing on Luther’s hymn “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice.” I particularly enjoyed this quotation from Luther regarding his hymnic efforts: Accordingly, to make a good beginning and to encourage … Continue reading

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Make Me a Captive, Lord

An intriguing text by George Matheson: “Make Me a Captive, Lord.” Don Hustad wrote a tune for this 19th-century song in the twentieth century and aptly named the tune PARADOXY. Cyberhymnal also notes as possible tunes DIADEMATA (“Crown Him with … Continue reading

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Douglas Bond Hymns

My children (and their parents!) have enjoyed reading through our set of “Mr. Pipes books”, a series by Douglas Bond which recount the adventures of two young people and a relatively elderly organist-hymnologist.  Each chapter introduces a hymn-writer and at … Continue reading

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Singing about Edifying Speech

Our pastor is preaching from Eph 4:29 this Sunday: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” … Continue reading

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