Category Archives: Contemporary Hymnody

Doug Wilson, What Music Cannot Say

Doug Wilson has a little book entitled Church Music and the Other Kinds: A Musical Manifesto of Sorts. Classic Wilson in style, it makes a number of good points on church music. I thought the following was helpful in thinking about … Continue reading

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Holy, Mighty, Worthy

Sometimes, as I put together the selection of songs for a particular service, things don’t gel as well as I would like. This morning’s selection seemed to work well, though, and I wanted to share it (as well as record … Continue reading

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Old and New

Here’s a good word from John Cargill: There are several other problems among Christian Congregations, which adversely affect collective praise to the Godhead and two of these are very subtle. First, there are those who discard good old hymns, because … Continue reading

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A Statement of a Conservative Church Music Philosophy

I did not write our church’s music philosophy statement, but I think that it says a good number of things well.  I’ve included here the section of the statement under the heading “Music at Bible Baptist Church”: At Bible Baptist … 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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