Results tagged “music” from Reformation21

Stolen Capital: The Weight of Words in Hozier's "Take Me to Church"

Article by   September 2014
I'm not a musicologist or a respected lyrical critic. In fact, I don't know much at all about music. I'm a novice theologian who can't help but be pricked when he hears what is played on the radio during his morning commute. This week, it happened to be the song, "Take Me to Church," by Hozier. The opening melody, which is truly haunting, is what kept me from turning the radio dial. Then came what someone described as "the deep, soulful voice" of Andrew Hozier Byrne, the Irish singer-songwriter. After a few seconds, I was hooked and decided to listen to the writer's story--whatever it might be. continue

Singing and Making Music

Article by   July 2006
Paul Jones has performed an indispensable service for the church in the writing of his book Sing and Making Music. The chapters range from the highly practical to the more technical, but without losing the reader in the process. Dr.... continue

Art and the Christian Mind: The Life and Work of H.R. Rookmaaker

Article by   December 2005
He taught me how to see. Quite literally. Once our dear friend Hans Rookmaaker was visiting us in Connecticut, and as we drove around in our car he would tell us to pause in front of a certain building. "This... continue

Musical War and Peace: revisiting a recent blog exchange

Article by   September 2005
At the risk of being labeled a musical snob, I venture a comment or two on one of the twentieth century's greatest composers, the centenary of whose birth we celebrate this year--Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975). He is to music... continue

American Idolatry

Article by   August 2005
I start with a shameful confession. I belong to a family which regularly watches the frightful drivel called American Idol. All I can plead in mitigation is that my children are avid followers of the program; and both sons compensate... continue

Results tagged “music” from Reformation21 Blog

The Christ-Haunted Song

Article by   July 2017
The Scriptures declare that the Lord fills the heavens and the earth (Jer. 23:24); and, that He who made the vast expanses of the starry sky gives to all men "life and breath and all things" (Acts 17:25). Since... continue

Diversity and Music: African Americans in Predominantly Non-Black Churches

Article by   October 2016
Properly understood, diversity highlights aspects of both the atoning work of Christ (Rev. 5:9) and the economic Trinity (John 3:34-35). The former, in part, underscores the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20). It is, therefore, incumbent upon Christ's Church to take... continue

A musical query

Article by   January 2015
I have not been really keeping up recently, but I was interested to read Leon's musings on music in the church planting situation. Passing over a number of other stimulating threads, I should be interested to know the answers to... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 4)

Article by   December 2014
Crown and Joy Presbyterian Church, in Richmond, VA, celebrated its ninth Sunday on December 21, 2014. Time seems to be moving quite quickly. Before you know it, if the Lord wills, we will have finished our series through the book... continue

Art for Pleasure's Sake: Calvin on Gen. 4.21

Article by   October 2014
It's well known that Calvin frowned upon religious images in churches and the use of musical instruments to accompany singing in the corporate worship of God. Religious artwork in churches served, he believed, to distract worshipers from those "pictures" of... continue

A Letter to Lecrae and Andy Mineo

Article by   February 2014
Dear Lecrae and Andy,We have never met, but I thought I would take the time to share some things with you. Your names have been floating around Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube quite a bit lately. As I am sure you... continue

Asking the right questions

Article by   December 2013
At the risk of being trampled by the ireful in the latest slanging match over rap and hip-hop, I wonder if I might interject? It seems to me, watching from a distance and not trying to read every contribution, that... continue

Classical Music

Article by   January 2009
Last week, after ten or so years of wanting one, I finally bought a Bose Wave Music System. When I got it out of the box and tested it with various CDs, I have to admit that it just felt,... continue
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