Artists and pastors say artistic expression transforms the experience of sacred space and time — and that Baptists are catching on.

Published in Congregations
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:20

Singing faith: Hymns both praise and teach

Church music is not just for worship. It also is a tool for teaching what a congregation believes.

Published in Congregations
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:14

Singing Faith: The great texts endure

Why does some sacred music, like “Amazing Grace,” remain popular for generations while other worship songs come and go?

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:15

The work of praise

Portending peace for the earth

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 18 October 2013 12:39

At church with the Carters

Gathering for worship is a big deal, whether or not the congregation includes a former president of the United States.

Published in Seriously Funny
Monday, 16 September 2013 12:06

Book says Baptists embracing high church

 A new book sparks hope that more Baptists will embrace liturgical forms of worship as they come to see ancient traditions as inherently missional.

Published in People
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:39

You can't please everyone

It's impossible to please everyone when selecting music in the church, but pastors and music ministers must remember to be Christ-like when discussing and making those decisions.

Published in Vital Signs
Sunday, 11 August 2013 13:38

Even Westboro loves its friends

The Phelps family of Westboro Baptist Church opens its arms to like-minded newcomers, but Christ challenges his disciples to go much further in the way of hospitality. 

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:40

London calling: Baptist wins song contest

“You Are There” by Baptist worship leader Giles Blankenship was named top song in Integrity Music Europe’s international “Search for a Song” competition.

Published in Media and Arts
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:50

Thinking inside the boxes

One week I received several boxes via FedEx and UPS. The items came in boxes of various sizes, shapes and wrappings. Going through boxes padded with “shipping peanuts,” air-filled plastic rolls and shredded-paper fluff, my thoughts turned to how the box theme might relate to today’s church scene.

Published in Commentaries
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