Monthly Archives: January 2017

DeYoung on Singing Psalms

We are not convinced by the arguments for exclusive psalmody. But in 95% of our churches the problem is not that we are keeping out good non-Psalms. It’s strange, even though we are commanded to sing Psalms and even though … Continue reading

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Sing Psalms

I’m increasingly burdened to incorporate psalmody into my church’s services. I’ve had vague inclinations in that direction before–but to my shame, those inclinations never bore any significant fruit. So. I’ve purchased some resources to help me on my way, and … Continue reading

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Athanasius on the Psalms: being helped to do what we are commanded to do

The unique element in the book of Psalms is that it allows the reader to get inside the personalities and events of the Old Testament as a participant; or, perhaps better said, it allows these personalities and events to get … Continue reading

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Quotable

The “moral substance” from which European high culture flowered is Christianity. Through the beauty of churches, monasteries, urban development, painting, and music, it has unfolded over centuries in every country in its own way. Through the Church, and in the … Continue reading

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Standing while singing

I was asked today about congregational posture in congregational singing — that is, why we stand for some songs and sit for others in our Sunday morning service. That’s an interesting question, and although the nature of the song may … Continue reading

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