Michael Hawn, a professor of church music at Perkins School of Theology, uses two basic categories when speaking about music in the church: cyclical and sequential. Modern worship music has morphed into a form somewhere between the two.
What is Christian humanism, and should Christians adopt this perspective? In today's Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. David Grubbs shares a compelling vision for human flourishing that is grounded in the gospel.
We are seeing a resurgence in the use of visual arts in worship. Shannon Sigler shares some tips for incorporating it into your service.
Tell me a story. Consider for a moment the universality of those four words across space and time. We all listen a little more...
What happened in the life of God before and after the act of creation? Watch this video with actor and writer Evan Koons as he talks about the significance of being made in the image of a trinitarian God.
When charismatic worship moved into mainline churches, in many cases it left behind the theology out of which in came, creating dissonance. And for those unwilling to ask questions, this dissonance was magnified. When encountering the unfamiliar, the chaotic or vague, ridicule emerges as a primary coping tactic.
Obvious Child, a movie about an aspiring comedian with an unwanted pregnancy, lays bare the logic behind abortion. Philip Tallon offers a review which picks up on the pro-abortion political perspective of the movie, while suggesting that there is at least a subtle awareness of the dark implications of this position.
How does God's creative act of salvation affect every aspect of our lives? Watch writer, actor, and filmmaker Evan Koons discuss how the gifts of God to his church are supposed to become gifts of God to the rest of the world.
http://youtu.be/CjcYoSaWktQ Dave Harrity, author and poet, talks faith and creativity as he shares with us about his vision for Making Manifest. Purchase his book Making Manifest...
Harper Lee's newly published book, Go Set a Watchman, has been the topic of many reviews. Some applaud this sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird, and some bemoan the fact that it is not as good as Lee's first book. However, there is much to be learned and much to challenge our inner selves in this novel.