Writing Songs that Encourage

Now, more than ever, we need encouragement, right? We live in turbulent times full of fear and uncertainty. In these trials, millions upon millions of people will turn to music for strength and a sense of community, especially if they cannot gather in person. For one example, I look to Italy and see those whoContinue reading “Writing Songs that Encourage”

On Hating Songs and Reflections on “The Blessing”

One thing that most denominations hold in common is that they all tend to hate how someone else worships. If you want to experience this try clapping at a Presbyterian church or suggest a liturgical service to a Baptist. I remember one story I heard from a missionary. This particular missionary was an ethnomusicologist (someoneContinue reading “On Hating Songs and Reflections on “The Blessing””

“Be Thou My Vision” and the Importance of Hymns

It’s March! And The song of the month is “Be Thou My Vision (All That I Long For)” . This one has a special place in my heart. “Be Thou My Vision” was one of those songs that helped me fall in love with hymns. Now it would be helpful to define what a hymnContinue reading ““Be Thou My Vision” and the Importance of Hymns”