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Stephen Martin on Music that Wakes Up Older Minds
Your students or small group can use hymns and Christian songs to design meaningful personalized worship for older adults living in their own homes or in care facilities.
Conversation | August 02, 2016
Nancy Foran on a “Wisdom of Our Elders” Service
Residents of senior living facilities often are treated as recipients of worship services presented by visiting groups. Nancy Foran offers an alternative design to receive and honor the wisdom of older adults.
Conversation | August 02, 2016
Songs of Praise, Lament, and Hope
The Psalms—the Holy Spirit’s inspired songbook right in the middle of the Bible—are a rich source of insight and inspiration for songwriters, singers, and worshipers of all kinds.
Video | May 02, 2016
Christian Weddings Worth Remembering
Making weddings more like worship infuses them with sparkle and meaning that last far beyond memories of who wore what.
Feature Story | June 16, 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
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