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Where Religion, Theology, Art and Culture Intersect

When newly married poet Christian Wiman contracted a rare, incurable blood cancer at the age of 39, he discovered a need to find a form for his previously unorganized faith.... read more >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


Sat, Apr 28, 2018 - 09:00 am
"Worship as Journey: A Day of Learning and Renewal" is a conference for everyone interested in worship and music on Saturday, April 28...

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