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Grounded in God: A Faith-filled Testimony of the African American Church in Song
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Vesper
Worship Service | Video | February 19, 2019
Birgitta Johnson on New African American Ecumenical Hymnal
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism is a new Protestant hymnal compiled by a core committee of worship arts ministers and scholars. It goes deep and wide into the multiple streams of black Christian music and worship.
Conversation | January 07, 2019
Benjamín Alicea-Lugo on Praise y Adoración Bilingual Hymnal
Praise y Adoración is a new private-market bilingual hymnal and worship resource by Benjamín Alicea-Lugo and Irma Cuevas Alicea. It has 950 song texts in English and Spanish and comes in three editions.
Conversation | December 14, 2016
Singing in Spanish and English: Reflections of Musicians and Educators
Carlos Colón and Maria Monteiro are Texas Baptists, educators and musicians. They serve on a team that is compiling a fully bilingual Spanish-English hymnal for Protestants.
Conversation | November 30, 2016
The Dramatic Story of the National Baptist Hymnal
A History Professor Shows How Historical Case Studies Can Help Us Gain Perspective and Rethink Ministry
Audio | August 24, 2016
Richard Henry Boyd and the National Baptist Hymn Book
Richard Henry Boyd was determined to give Jim Crow-era African-Americans their own voice in worship. Calvin College history professor Eric Washington tells the story of how the hymnal he published helped do that.
Article | August 24, 2016
Learning from “Singing the Whole Story of God and God’s People”—the Hymnfest program
Encouraged by the positive response to our recent Psalmfest program, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship then launched the Hymnfest program, designed to promote learning about what it means to sing the whole of God’s story through vibrant congregational song by participants of all ages.
Article | October 16, 2014
Complementary Prayers: Prayers to Accompany the Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the new hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts
This workshop will display and discuss prayers that have been composed to complement psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs in Lift Up Your Hearts.
Audio | February 17, 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
Joyce Borger on Hymnals as Pastoral Care Resources
Joyce Borger, editor of the hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts and the quarterly magazine Reformed Worship, shares how to use a hymnal as a pastoral care resource.
Conversation | December 16, 2013
Ten Reasons Why Hymnals Have a Future
Hymnals make several valuable contributions to Christian life today, in dynamic interaction with all the other ways we access and project music and information. Further, a hymnal is a valuable resource for all kinds of Christians, as well as congregational leaders, whether or not their congregation uses a hymnal in worship.
Article | May 03, 2013