- Aus Tiefer Not – “Out of the Depths” -- "“Aus Tiefer Not”—“Out of the Depths”—was Luther’s German version of Psalm 130, and it has been translated into English and sung even today."
- Corporate Reverence -- "Hymns are written to be sung corporately, with many people with many different kinds of voices joining together. The praise songs that come out of the contemporary Christian music genre were originally written for solo performance."
- Did the Wesleys Use Tavern Music? -- "Of particular importance is the distinction between the use of secular music as hymn tunes--a practice that the Wesleys did occasionally use--and the use of drinking tunes or saloon songs as hymn tunes--a practice that they did not use."
- Keith Getty on What Makes ‘In Christ Alone’ Accepted and Contested -- "The song has been removed from our contents list, with deep regret over losing its otherwise poignant and powerful witness."
- Mapping the "Big Minutes": Visualizing Sacred Harp's Geographic Coalescence and Expansion, 1995–2014 -- "Mapping the proceedings at annual singings in the visualization platform Carto reveals the persistence of robust clusters of Sacred Harp participants within and beyond the southern United States..."
- Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs -- "First, does the song honor God? Second, does it edify others through teaching and admonishing?"
- The First Worship War Among Baptists and the Reformation of Congregational Singing -- "In the end, twenty-two parishioners left the church and joined a congregation that Keach friend Hanserd Knollys had pastored for many years previously, a congregation that opposed the singing of hymns."
- The First Worship War Among Baptists, Part 2 -- "...Keach and Marlow largely handled the pamphleteering."
- The Growth of Calvinism among Southern Baptists in the Twenty-First Century and Its Effect upon Baptist Church Music -- "The term “Calvinism” itself is problematic in that it often immediately provokes an emotional reaction, yet fails to adequately describe a certain theology or viewpoint."
- The Regulative Principle of Worship is a Biblical Doctrine -- "... if you take the overall witness of Scripture as to how God expects to be worshiped, I believe a strong case may be made."
- The story behind the hymn, What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- The Whole Earth is Full of His Glory: The Recovery of Authentic Worship -- "We must not be satisfied with a laissez-faire, cafeteria style worship combination at our pleasure."
- Watch and Pray -- "Christian, do not seek respose, cast your dreams of ease away. You are in the midst of foes: watch and pray."
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Aus Tiefer Not, and other music links
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