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Author Richard Shadinger

Richard C. Shadinger retired in May 2018 after 44 years serving as a professor in Belmont University‘s School of Music

A number of our Christmas hymns have messages of social justice and peace, but we often miss those messages in our comfortable celebration of Christmas. These hymns call us to be agents of change for a world in need. […] Read More

During Advent and Christmas our churches seem to sing more heartily as hymns remind us of the promise and joy of the birth of Jesus. There is a wealth of wonderful texts and tunes for the season which bring “tidings of comfort and joy.” The enthusiasm for Christmas carols and hymns can be explained by […] Read More

During Advent and Christmas our churches seem to sing more heartily as hymns remind us of the promise and joy of the birth of Jesus. There is a wealth of wonderful texts and tunes for the season which bring “tidings of comfort and joy.” The enthusiasm for Christmas carols and hymns can be explained by […] Read More