Archive for the 'Hymns' Category

Brian McLaren on worship music

The (sometimes bewilderingly) controversial theologian Brian McLaren wrote an article in a newsletter (I think) in which he enunciates his take on where we are and where we should go in modern worship music. He addresses it as “An open letter to songwriters” (direct pdf link), and presents some well-stated observations and requests in his […]

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Weird worship

ElShaddai Edwards has tagged me with the Weird Worship meme, in which I am supposed to come up with five worship songs with strange, perplexing, or otherwise – well, weird lyrics. My peeps know I’m highly critical of worship songs in general, but this has been more difficult than I thought to come up with […]

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

The Literary-Generic Principle

This is the fifth of a series of posts on inspiration, inerrancy, and hermeneutics. The Importance of Determining Genre Because the Bible is a compilation of literary works, in order to get the sense of it, we must interpret each of them in the manner in which it was intended, viz. according to the appropriate […]

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

How true Christians live

When the Church of Jesus When the church of Jesus shuts its outer door, Lest the roar of traffic drown the voice of prayer: May our prayers, Lord, make us ten times more aware That the world we banish is our Christian care. If our hearts are lifted where devotion soars High above this hungry […]

Thursday, November 8th, 2007