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Ideas for Incorporating Art Into the Life of the Church

The arts have always been a very important part of the church. The early church understood how the messages of the Bible could be communicated through many mediums. They led the way when it came to music, the visual arts, and even drama. In many churches today an emphasis is still placed on music because […]

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SPRING FORWARD!!

In last spring’s issue, I wrote about the season of Ordinary Time, which falls between Pentecost and Advent. Sometimes referred to as Kingdomtide, this season in the liturgical calendar often concentrates on growth: growth of God’s kingdom, the church, and the spirit of the individual. A perfect pairing with the season of growth in the natural […]

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ESSENTIAL CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF SPIRITUALS

For more than 100 years, congregations and audiences have thrilled to the excitement and energy created by the modern spiritual. From the early composers Harry Burleigh (1866-1949), William Dawson (1899-1990), and Jester Hairston (1901-2000), all the way to modern arrangers such as Moses Hogan (1957-2003), Andre Thomas (b. 1952), Stacey Gibbs (b. 1964), and Rollo […]

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