Fanny Crosby: Her Song Goes On

It seems fitting to conclude my series of blog posts on American hymnology by focusing on one of America’s most well-beloved hymn writers, Fanny Crosby (1820-1915). Even though Crosby passed away over a century ago, she still speaks to us through timeless texts like “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,” “To God Be the Glory,”... Continue Reading →

Entertained or Edified?

Recently I watched an intriguing YouTube video by bass player and composer Adam Neely called “Learning to Like Contemporary Christian Music (the music I hate).” Adam takes us on a interesting journey as he studies the style and form of some of the big names in modern contemporary worship. I agree with much of what... Continue Reading →

Bring Back the Psalms!

We talk about what we love. I have found in a church setting that the best way to connect with someone from a different demographic is to ask them about what I think they might love. Elderly people like to talk about their family and their past experiences. Middle aged people often talk about their... Continue Reading →

How Good to Dwell in Unity

My pastor is currently preaching through a series on conflict. I have benefited so much from his deep exposition of the Word of God on this topic. To complement my pastor's series on conflict I decided to write a hymn that addresses the topic of biblical unity. I plan to teach the tune to our... Continue Reading →

Hymn Writing for the Ages

When I saw a picture of Notre Dame on fire, my first thought was, "How in the world? Is it even possible?" It's easy to think in our modern era that things like this can't happen. Yet, somehow, disaster still strikes. I want to sound the same warning about our modern hymn movement. Conservative evangelical... Continue Reading →

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