- 3 Reasons Contemporary Worship IS Declining, and What We Can Do to Help the Church Move On -- "The most committed (and often the most obstinate) defenders of contemporary worship is rapidly becoming the older generation."
- A Vision for Congregational Song -- "Congregational song nurtures a relationship with God and not just an experience with God."
- African-American Church Music: Beyond the myths -- "One misconception about the African American church is that it is monolithic. It's more accurate to talk about the churches of African Americans."
- Folklife in the Florida Parishes: Music of the Black Churches -- "In contrast, the small rural Baptist churches tend to adhere to older traditional religious practices dating from the ante-bellum period."
- Gospel Singing Conventions -- "Welcome to the new online home of gospel singing conventions from across the country!"
- Hymns in the Church’s Teaching Ministry -- "Next to the Bible, the hymnal ranks highest in the ministry of most evangelical congregations."
- Hymns Written by Capitol Hill BC Members -- "We share songs by CHBC members that we hope will be an encouragement to the broader body of Christ. Any church with a CCLI license is free to use these hymns in your services; see the “fine print” below for more details."
- Music at Marrowbone Books: Sasha Hsuczyk -- "Sasha Hsuczek’s influences range from her first-love – Irish traditional music – to the old songbooks of Sacred Harp, to the country music of Kitty Wells."
- Praise & Harmony Singers “Christ Is Risen” -- "Christ is risen from the dead, Trampling over death by death…"
- Reflections on “What Can Miserable Christians Sing?” -- "When I married a young couple in my congregation a few years ago, I commented in the sermon that all human marriages begin with joy but end in tragedy. Whether it is divorce or death, the human bond of love is eventually torn apart."
- Shape Note Song (new) Pinckney Township -- "Recorded at the 33rd Annual Missouri State Sacred Harp Convention, held at St. John's United Church of Christ, Pinckney Township, Missouri, on March 10-11, 2017"
- The History of Gospel Music -- "The prologue of Gospel Music owes its grandeur and its sense of veracity to Thomas Andrew Dorsey who is called the “Father of Gospel Music”."
- The Imminent Decline of Contemporary Worship Music: Eight Reasons -- "By imminent decline of contemporary worship music, I do not mean imminent disappearance. Commercial forces have too substantial an interest to permit contemporary worship music to disappear entirely..."
- What Can Miserable Christians Sing? -- "By excluding the cries of loneliness, dispossession, and desolation from its worship, the church has effectively silenced and excluded the voices of those who are themselves lonely, dispossessed, and desolate, both inside and outside the church."
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
3 Reasons Contemporary Worship is Declining, and other music links
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