Why Calvinists Sing What They Sing


Especially now the restrictions are easing, many people are saying: “Can’t wait for Sunday.” Did you know that there is also a book with that name by Michael Walters? The back cover has some reviews, and a large heading which...

Count your blessings in Church Music


In Presbyterian, Anglican, Catholic, and Reformed churches you don’t expect to hear the same music and sing from the same ecumenical hymnal. Also within the Reformed Churches different songbooks are used, reflecting e.g. the different history and identity of the...

Liturgy


Let’s shake it up in church… …because the same things every Sunday become a boring routine. Sometimes we hear this sentiment, with some ministers responding by being creative, yet without rocking the boat. People like change, and often we hear comments...

What type is your church…?


What kind of church? In December I received promotional email of a sheet music, classifying music by denomination, based of the type of worship service (with plenty of choice in each category). • Liturgical: e.g. Lutheran, Anglican, Catholic, Russian Orthodox...

Understanding Liturgy


Sometimes I hear the complaints of monotonous elements of the worship service, and a desire to shake it up and change. But often people don’t have much of an idea about the background of what happens in church. If adults...