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Songs for Ordinary Time
Ordinary time, the time of the church calendar that stretches from Pentecost to Advent and Epiphany to Lent, is a good time to take time to consider the life of Christ or other sermon and song series based on a series of Biblical passages.
Article | August 08, 2014
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
The Wardrobe of Easter: Singing Together
In the weeks since Easter, we have been noting in this column the several Christian practices which St. Paul commends as appropriate for those who have "been risen" with their Lord. In this week’s column we highlight the practice of singing.
Reflection | April 07, 2014
Resources for Fruit of the Spirit
Songs and scripture texts for worship based on Galatians 5:22-26, the Fruit of the Spirit.
Resource Guide | March 17, 2014
Singing Songs from the Global South in a North American Church Context
In this workshop we will sing songs of faith from around the world, share experiences of learning to sing these songs by reflecting together on how to meet the challenges of introducing foreign languages, alternate instrumentation and movement in a predominantly Euro-North American context.
Audio | February 21, 2014
Everlasting to Everlasting
A Cantata for Congregation based on the Hallel Psalms, composed by Greg Scheer
Video | February 18, 2014
Singing Scripture in Worship for the Non-Liturgical Types
We will examine resources from recent hymnals and various ecumenical perspectives on bringing the riches of scripture to musical worship
Audio | February 17, 2014
Top Ten Songs for Lent
Four pastors and church musicians list their top songs for Lent. You can find most of these songs on Hymnary.org or YouTube.
Article | January 16, 2014
Words to Grow Into: The Psalms as Formative Speech
An excerpt taken from Forgotten Songs: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship, written by John D. Witvliet.
Article | August 22, 2013
Brian Larson on Planning a Psalms for All Seasons Psalmfest
Brian Larson is cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. His was one of 40 organizations that recently hosted a public congregational singing event based on the new Psalms for All Seasons: a Complete Psalter for Worship. In this edited conversation, he discusses the Psalmfest that Trinity Lutheran hosted on January 27, 2013.
Conversation | April 19, 2013
Psalmfests Bring Psalms into the Heart of Worship
Psalmfests, public festivals based on Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, help worshipers cross boundaries of time and tradition, to explore the full spectrum of psalm singing.
Feature Story | April 08, 2013
Seven Psalmfest Tips to Design Your Song Festival
Dozens of Psalmfests held throughout the U.S. and Canada yielded advice that your congregation, college, seminary, or organization can use to plan a festival of psalms, hymns, or other Christian songs.
Feature Story | April 08, 2013
Larry Visser on Planning a Lift Up Your Hearts Hymnfest
Larry Visser is minister of music and chancel organist at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this edited conversation, he discusses the hymn festival that LaGrave hosted on February 10, 2013.
Conversation | March 11, 2013
How to Use the Lift Up Your Hearts Hymnal
Pastors, teachers, and church musicians share tips.
Feature Story | January 07, 2013