Bringing Hymns Back A while back I wrote about the band Page CXVI my interest in seeing the worlds of indie music and hymnody mix. The theological and historical riches that many hymns offer are being re-introduced to a new generation through new arrangements that are compelling to a less traditional audience. As someone who […]
In the past, I’ve mentioned my love of hymns. Like any music, hymns are a practical way of conveying a message, oftentimes more successfully than a pulpit or lecture might do, due to the repetition and sheer memorability of music.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post hymns are a wonderful part of traditional Christianity that has been lost on many new Christians who did not grow up in the traditional church. Thankfully, there are groups like Page CXVI, who are breathing new life into forgotten hymns by arranging the songs in more current musical […]
In a recent post I mentioned the fact that there are efforts being made by various groups to take portions of traditional Christian hymnody and contextualize the musical arrangements in a way that is appealing to particular cultural settings (i.e. without the pipe organ). One such group is Re:Sound, the music branch of the Resurgence. […]
Recently, I took a team of teenagers on a mission trip to Baltimore, MD. During this week, I got to spend time with the teens from my church and get to know them. Two of them really enjoyed talking about music so I shared some of my own musical interests. I shared one song in […]