Reflections: The First Praise Song (Genesis 2:23)

Today we get to reflect on the first praise “song” recorded in the Bible. I put the word “song” in quotes since all we have left is the poetry. I’m sure Adam could have sung these words and there is only a fine line between poetry and lyrics. I am of course referring to Adam’sContinue reading “Reflections: The First Praise Song (Genesis 2:23)”

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””

Equipping The Saints

One of the most impactful, musical, experiences in my life is playing songs for the saints who are confined to nursing homes. Many of these brothers and sisters have Alzheimer’s and dementia. They are so weak that they cannot rise from their wheel chairs and if somehow they manage to stand they are in greatContinue reading “Equipping The Saints”