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Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community
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Book Excerpt | December 02, 2020
Bringing Hymns to Life on Guitar
We’ve heard many of the great old hymns played beautifully with organs, pianos, and choirs, but their journey into the world of guitar-led worship can be awkward. Old tunes are often abandoned or significantly altered in the name of modernization, but such revision is not always necessary.
Video | March 08, 2017
Best Contemporary Worship Music You May Not Know
In the age of the internet, we all have access to hundreds of thousands of songs. Hundreds more are written each week. There are dozens of remarkable songs written that are biblically faithful, musically excellent, theologically robust, liturgically fitting, and singable by ordinary people—but they can be hard to find!
Video | March 31, 2016
Jim and Kim Thomas on the Christian Music Industry
Jim and Kim Thomas are husband and wife, and are the pastor and curate, respectively, of The Village Chapel, in Nashville, TN. Over the last fifteen years the church has grown from a small Bible study of professional musicians to a church of about 1500. In addition to leading a congregation that includes many musicians, Jim and Kim were themselves touring musicians and recording artists for nearly thirty years. Jim has also authored two popular books on Christian theology. Kim, in addition to authoring several devotional books, is a highly-regarded visual artist.
Conversation | June 05, 2013
Ginny Owens on the Christian Music Industry
In this interview, Ginny talks about her own route into the music industry, and some of the changes and challenges that have developed for that industry over the last ten years or so.
Conversation | April 22, 2013
Darrell Harris on the Christian Music Industry
Interview with Darrell Harris discussing how his experiences of being in the music industry and training worship leaders has shaped each other and a look at the future of the contemporary music industry.
Conversation | February 26, 2013
Brad O’Donnell on the changes in the music industry over the last fifteen years
Brad O’Donnell discusses the changes in the music industry over the last fifteen years. The advent of Napster, YouTube, iTunes and similar outlets has brought about huge shifts in how music is marketed and sold. And worship music has become the most popular and profitable subgenre of the Christian music industry.
Conversation | February 22, 2013
John Thompson on the Christian music industry
John Thompson, director of creative and copyright development at EMI CMG Publishing, describes how publishers help songwriters get their songs out to churches and how they help churches to find out about new songs for worship.
Conversation | February 22, 2013
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