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The Sacred Steel Guitar in African-American Pentecostal Music

The pedal steel guitar, also called the "sacred steel," has its gospel roots in the African-American tradition that developed in Pentecostal churches of the early 20th century. Robert Randolph is considered... read more >

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Emerging Trends: Using Video and Arts to Enhance Worship

Like a pipe organ, a worship screen can be used to add to the worship service. And like an organ, it needs a trained, technically proficient operator so that it... read more >

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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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At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

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Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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