The word psalm originally meant “to pluck or strike (strings) with the fingers (in song)” Our English word psalm is taken from the Greek psalmos, although the word in the original Old Testament Hebrew is mizmor for an individual psalm and Tehillim for the collection known as the Book of Psalms. What are […]
I was minding my own business one afternoon last week, doing some chores, when my daughter tuned on some music. A couple of songs into the list, the theme from Spiderman came on and I found myself thinking that would be a fun tune for new lyrics for this category of New Lyrics to Familiar […]
Not that I put myself in the same category with them, but it’s pretty well known that classical composers have regularly reclaimed familiar old tunes for their own work. Sometimes is was a variation of a whole song. Sometimes it was just a section. It is also believed that a number of older hymns (for […]
Sometimes it is just time to have fun with music. This evening we are meeting with a small group of truly Christian believers in our home. It is our habit to sing together in a joyful and creative way, because the Spirit that God gives is the source of all life, music and other good […]
Colossians 2:6-10 in song as the latest memory verse for me and the kids – I’m calling it “So Walk In Him” Colossians 2_6-10 because there are those who would cheat us, if they could.
Right after Jesus shows Satan what He’s really made of in the wilderness, He goes into a synagogue to read a very particular passage in Isaiah. He is making a clear statement of His direct mandate from the LORD and His reasons for being on earth. He lets them know unequivocally that He is fulfilling […]
We were recently asked for our response to this question: Should secular music be played in ‘church’ in an effort to ‘evangelize’ and make it more ‘comfortable’ for non-believers? Is it a part of becoming all things to all people that some might be won to Christ? Or is it hypocritical for Christians to listen […]