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Traditional worship versus…?

Over the last 20+ years, the face of music in worship has changed drastically from what, I would imagine, most of us grew up with. One of the first denominations to address music in worship was the Roman Catholic church, beginning … Continue reading

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Words, words, words!

The conveyance of words by singers, particularly by choirs, can often take a backseat to beauty of tone and the mechanics of singing. I’m just as guilty as anyone of not keeping the story of our anthems at the forefront of our … Continue reading

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What is your typical day or week like, Craig?

The lives of musicians, probably any creative person, is a challenging one. One thing is for certain; I could not be a 9-5’er and sit at my desk doing what many of you do, or have done. My mind is too … Continue reading

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A few days late…

This week was crammed with extra bits that distracted me from posting on my usual Monday. In light of the last few “heavy” posts, here are some videos to help get you through your day and week. This song is … Continue reading

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Why do we sing together?

Recently, two articles have been circulating on Facebook: One bemoans the “death of church choirs” (see it here: http://www.religionnews.com/2014/09/17/many-church-choirs-dying-heres/). Another counter-article states “9 reasons to keep the church choir alive” (see it here: http://www.theologyinworship.com/2014/09/23/9-reasons-to-keep-the-church-choir-alive/). Singing with other people, whether at a ballgame, … Continue reading

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Singing psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs…

When we gather as a choir on Thursdays and Sundays, our voices join together, in unison, in two-parts, four-parts, or more. Sometimes, it’s good enough to just hum a simple melody like “Jesus loves me” or “Amazing grace”. Our vocal … Continue reading

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Awake, my heart!

It’s been well over 2 years since I’ve done anything with this blog, and I realized as I browsed our church website that it’s been too long. So, permit me to enter into a short time of reflection and confession. Since 2012, … Continue reading

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