Category Archives: Musicianship

Learning from my own advice

Today, I played an offertory for church. Offertory isn’t my favorite thing to play for. I’d much rather play for the congregation to sing. I am an accompanist, not a soloist. But I was asked to play, and the others … Continue reading

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Announcing: Powerful Praise! -A conference for music ministers

Mark your calendars! Hymnprovisation.com is excited to present: Photo credit: T.Spang, cropped. A conference for music ministers striving to “Make God’s Praise Glorious!” (Ps. 66:2) June 1-3, 2016 Spokane, WA/Coeur d’ Alene area Conference Webpage High quality, hands-on instruction by dynamic … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on Worship vs. Entertainment…

Mike Livingstone, on his appropriately named blog, mikelivingstone.com, wrote an article titled, “The Heresy of Worshiptainment”, which caused quite a furor among the church today, and inspired the last article I linked to in my previous post. If you did … Continue reading

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Worship-tainment…wait, what??

I just read this interesting article, chronicling some of the church’s history as an entertainment venue. I’d never really considered it as such before, but I think the author is correct. I suggest reading it with an open mind. It’s … Continue reading

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