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We often overstate the importance of theological content in the lyrics of musical worship. Whether at a concert or in a worship service, music provides a way for people to form communities. We find value in singing with others. […] Read More

A richer Christian ethic offers the opportunity for growth and transformation, routinely questioning the status quo of understanding and providing a chance to gain a deeper comprehension of God. Now that’s something to sing about! […] Read More

Because music is an indispensable and powerful part of our worship, some believe we should regulate and check it for orthodoxy and theological coherence. We need to be sure we’re singing the right things. Well, not so fast. […] Read More

Our walk with Jesus should lead us beyond satisfaction with personal peace and on a quest to bring greater peace to others. I was reminded of that truth by two classic country singers – George Jones and Merle Haggard. […] Read More

After 76 years of beautifully and powerfully singing her gospel to the world, Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” and daughter of a Baptist minister, joined the celestial choir. […] Read More

There is no walk of life, other than in a religious setting, where the term worship is properly used. We use it as a metaphor to try and express profound respect or love for another person – “He worships the very ground she walks on.” – but true worship is solely a religious activity, an […] Read More

Yahoo music analyst Paul Green’s Oct. 20 report noted that no platinum albums (1 million copies sold) had been released in 2014. The reason? “Today’s fans are perfectly content to stream their favorite music – and increasingly reluctant to buy it,” Green said. Online music services like Pandora and Spotify, which pay royalties to musicians, […] Read More

The celebration of Easter is just around the corner. Lillies will populate the sanctuaries, crowds will fill the pews and trumpets will announce the most unthinkable news in human history. It is a day of victory and celebration – and rightly so. Between now and then, however, lies the season of Lent. Many Baptists are […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. June 2, 2013 Note: As a part of the church’s Centennial celebration, today was designated as Organ Sunday. Our music worship was centered on the pipe organ, installed in the church in 1967. Psalm 104:24-34; Romans 8:18-25 Heather Wilson is a teacher […] Read More

What is the purpose of a choir during a worship service? Are church musicians even necessary for worship? Do they function primarily as leaders or as performers – or both? Music has always been an integral part of worship. There are more than 200 references to singing in the Bible, and it was common practice […] Read More