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Unique internship brings local musicians to church

Even multicultural and economically diverse congregations tend to sing gospel songs, hymns and contemporary Christian music based in (or adapted to) Western European structures and harmonies. Such music, while comfortably... read more >

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Worship ideas and inspiration on YouTube

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, committed to the study and renewal of Christian worship in the Trinitarian tradition, has launched a YouTube channel. “Worship Renewal” contains more than 200 videos... read more >

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Bringing faiths together through music

More than a century ago, missionaries discovered that singing biblical psalms set to indigenous melodies produced mass conversions among the persecuted Punjabis of what is now Pakistan. The Rev. Eric... read more >

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Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is More Than a Christmas Oratorio

According to music historian Calvin Stapert, Handel’s great oratorio is both the result of a series of remarkable and unlikely events, and the most effective evangelism tool of Christianity, second... read more >

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Music ministry thrives at St. Olaf College

For 100 years, St. Olaf College in Minnesota has put on a Christmas concert that has become known and loved around the world. It involves about one-third of the school’s... read more >

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Singing Scripture: Christian Discipleship as a Living Practice

Although it is complicated and hard to give voice to the deepest longings of our hearts, music can provide the vocabulary to communicate with one another and with God. Singing... read more >

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Renewing Our Minds Through Worship Music and Arts

“How do we live holy so that our relationship with God is healthy? Through the transformation of our thoughts,” writes Brandon A. Boyd in an essay about motivating the people of... read more >

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Engaging Culture Theologically Through Music

Music has become an “aural lubricant” that accompanies us wherever we are and whatever we are doing. Consequently, we take music for granted and forget to value stillness. However, Western... read more >

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Liturgical Arts Education for the African American Church

The African American Lectionary project, a resource site for worship materials that span most African American Christian traditions, offers a page of teaching videos designed to help liturgists, worship leaders,... read more >

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Conflict and the Healing Power of Music

This article looks at the way the Presbyterian Church in Ireland is using music and worship to help bridge the divide between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and heal... read more >

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Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

2018 Walter Wink Award for Scholar-Activism

A feminist, Christian social ethicist and Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University, Dr. Peters is a leading...

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