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  • 2015 May 31: Music, the Universal Language?

    May 31, 2015 10:30

    In the story of Pentecost, isn’t it interesting that instead of the Holy Spirit making it possible for everyone in the crowd to understand the One Language in which the Gospel was being preached, S/He* instead made it possible for everyone to hear the Gospel in their own language? Quite the argument for ‘multi-culturalism’. (more )

  • 2015 May 24: Thy Lovingkindness in the Morning

    May 20, 2015 11:07

    In a former life I played at a church that had a really fine professional tenor available (as we do in Julio this morning), for whom I wrote a set of three sacred songs for Sunday worship: (more )

  • 2015 May 17: Isaac Watts & "Jesus Shall Reign"

    May 17, 2015 10:30

    Isaac Watts (1674–1748) was a prolific hymn writer, one of whose undertakings was to adapt the entire book of Psalms (or at least virtually all of it) into verse form while injecting a New Testament perspective. The result was The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament and Applied to the Christian State and Worship, published in 1719. (more )

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