Initial Reactions: A Visitor's View of Praise and Worship
This article provides an evaluation of a worship service where the music was according to the so-called praise and worship style.
Rocking Our Souls
This article considers our worship language: the liturgy and the music. It emphasises that liturgy and music are the most meaningful language we use.
Finding Our Voice in Worship (Part 4)
This article reflects on music in worship, and offers five observations on how a congregation can find an authentic voice in worship. Among the points of discussion is a reflection on how to sort through music.
Finding Our Voice in Worship (Part 3)
This article reflects on music in worship, and says that it must be congregationally sound; it needs to be an authentic expression of the voice of the church body. Just how that voice is shaped is under discussion in the article.
Finding Our Voice in Worship (Part 2)
This article reflects on music in worship, and says that it must be structurally sound. The text and the tune need to be well-matched. The article provides a host of useful questions to ask in evaluating the merits of a song for worship, and they revolve around three standards: the insight, perfection, and inexhaustibility of the song.
Finding Our Voice in Worship (Part 1)
This article reflects on music in worship, and says that in the first place it must be doctrinally sound. The article provides a whole host of useful questions that one needs to ask of the text of a song before it is used.
A Reformed Guide to Western Classical Music
This article concentrates on music in the Western "classical" tradition, and evaluates from a Reformed perspective.
Music and the Future The Why, What and Who of Church Music
Musical Instruments and Musicians in Worship
Liturgy and Spirituality The Substratum of Church Music
Martin Luther: The Musician
Encouragement in Our Music
This article shows how biblical songs can be used by Christians to encourage one another in faith through music (Colossians 3:16).
Worship Music Beyond Only the Psalms
This article gives reasons why the Psalm singing should not be exclusive in church music, but how other songs can be included in the worship service.
The Sung Prayers
Sing for Strength
Music is God's gift to His people. Just like any other gift, however, it can be used for good or evil. This article distinguishes between good and bad music. The author also appeals to young people to use the natural instrument which God gave - the voice - in order to sing unto the Lord in the worship service.
Musical Instruments and Musicians in Worship: A Confessional Perspective
Musical Instruments and Musicians in Worship in the Bible: The New Testament
Church Music: Accommodation or Discrimination?
Theology and Music
Music With Bread and Wine
Politics and Music
Exploring how music played a role in promoting the politics of Nazism under Adolf Hitler, this article shows how music can be a powerful tool to influence people. Music can have a strong positive influence as well, as evidenced by the Psalms and the Reformation hymns.
Criteria For Judging Rock Music
After showing that rock music is a form of cultural expression, this article calls for a criteria to evaluate rock music. Christians often fail to understand rock music. The author shows that looking for technical excellence, integrity, aesthetic expression, political expression and moral scope in rock music can be a way of evaluating it.
Paul Overstreet – Country Leaven
Rock Music and the Question of Neutrality
Music for the Christian Rock or Not
Bach and the Reformation
A Pastor-Musician's Reflections on Jubal
The Forgotten Gifts of the Holy Spirit Creative Arts
Music During Worship
Christian Rock Music
Church Music in Calvin’s Tradition
Martin Luther and Music: 1483-1983
The Spirituality of Renewal Music
In this article on church music, Jeremy Begbie critiques renewal music and modern songs/hymns being used in worship today.