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Virtual Book Event: Sermons that Sing
How can the art of music inform the practice of preaching? In what ways might preachers profitably draw upon musical instincts as they seek to spiritually form worshipers through the ministry of preaching? Join us as we reflect on these questions in celebration of Noel Snyder’s new book, "Sermons that Sing."
Book Excerpt | October 25, 2021
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap on the Arts as a Climate Tipping Point
Music and the arts have fueled major movements for justice. Evangelical Christians have the potential to shift climate action. That's why Christian leaders and musicians are creating worship songs and candlelight climate vigils to address climate crisis and work toward environmental sustainability.
Conversation | October 08, 2021
Everyday Faith: Possibilities, Limits, and Callings, with special guest Jeremy Begbie
Music and language form the backbone of nearly every public worship service, yet we don’t often reflect on the implications of this pairing. What is the relationship of music and language in Christian worship, and how might we best utilize them—separately and together—to give God glory and to form the faith of worshipers? Watch this webinar with Professor Jeremy Begbie of Duke Divinity School, who helps us think more deeply about how we can do justice to the primacy of the Word in worship while also honoring the immense powers of a non-verbal medium such as music. Dr. Begbie is interviewed by Noel Snyder, program manager at CICW.
Video | August 17, 2021
A Conversation with David Gungor
View this conversation with David Gungor of the musical group, The Brilliance, and Noel Snyder, program manager at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Video | March 19, 2018
A Conversation with David Crowder
View this conversation with pastoral musician David Crowder and Noel Snyder, program manager at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Video | November 14, 2017
Conversation with singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken
This is a conversation with artist Sandra McCracken and John Witvliet.
Video | May 02, 2017
Rediscovering the Beauty of Rest
Resources in the Bahasa Indo language from the Malang Choral Festival II held in Indonesia.
Resource Guide | October 27, 2016
Expand Your Church’s Bilingual Music Repertoire
Maybe there are people in your church or neighborhood whose first language is different than yours. Singing simple songs in their language is a fantastic way to welcome them in worship.
Article | October 09, 2015
Reconciliation, Story Telling, and Music
This workshop looks at how the church can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation through storytelling and music.
Audio | July 01, 2015
Jeremy Zeyl on Singing the Heidelberg Catechism
Jeremy Zeyl is an award-winning singer-songwriter and the director of worship at Talbot Street Christian Reformed Church in London, Ontario.
Conversation | July 21, 2014
Tom Jennings on Reaching Out to Professional Musicians
Tom Jennings, music director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, talks about involving professional musicians in worship as an outreach.
Conversation | December 16, 2013
Marcos Witt habla de los cambios líricos y musicales en la adoración de hispanos
Las canciones de Marcos Witt produjeron una renovación total en la Adoración de la Iglesia Latinoamericana.
Conversation | November 21, 2013
James Abbington on Psalms for All Seasons
James Abbington discusses the new hymnal Psalms for All Seasons.
Article | November 06, 2012
Worship Across the Racial Divide (Book Excerpt)
Many scholars and church leaders believe that music and worship style are essential in stimulating diversity in congregations. Gerardo Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a wide variety of Protestant, multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this insightful study of the role of music in creating congregational diversity.
Book Excerpt | October 16, 2012
Elizabeth Broschart on Planning Music in Small Churches
Elizabeth “Beth” Broschart is the pastor at First Presbyterian Church, a small congregation in Boyne City, Michigan. Before that, she pastored a small church in Pennsylvania and helped lead music in churches where her husband was the pastor. In this edited email conversation, she talks about the joys and challenges of planning music in small congregations.
Conversation | August 08, 2012
Musical Resource List for Small Churches
You don’t need a large choir, paid staff, or huge budget to plan music for worship in your small congregation.
Conversation | August 08, 2012
Tune My Heart to Sing Your Praise: The Re-tuned hymn (and psalm!) movement in the context of the broader culture
When Kevin Twit and Reformed University Fellowship began setting historic hymn texts to new tunes, who knew it would grow into a movement with contributions from Indelible Grace, Sojourn Music, BiFrost and others?
Audio | January 26, 2012
Voicing God's Psalms (Book Excerpt)
This poignant volume, along with its finely produced audio CD, will help people hear the voice of God speaking through fresh verse translations of the biblical psalms.
Book Excerpt | December 08, 2011
The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship (Book Excerpt)
The psalms are a valuable source for worship, but they can prove daunting without direction. John Witvliet offers a solution with this brief yet comprehensive guide to using the psalms in worship.
Book Excerpt | December 07, 2011