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CULTURE WARS & How Stravinsky's composition "Rite of Spring" sparked a musical and physical clash between Russian cultures

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Worship wars over styles of music are nothing new. And, if you look at musical history you will see they are often a cultural clash between different cultural preferences. 656 more words

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No, Your Synthesizer Is Not the Holy Spirit

“In recent decades, ambient sounds have become omnipresent in church gatherings. Meetings start with a synth swell and every song after that is connected to the next with musical glue.  60 more words

Preaching

Know Where You Believe

Yesterday I got to visit a church in our community which offers a contemporary and a traditional service which run concurrently, with the contemporary service getting a video feed of the sermon when it begins. 631 more words

Christianity

The Worship Wars

I am so glad that God did not call me to be a worship leader. I can’t sing to save my life and I’m not particularly gifted at playing any instrument. 752 more words

Jesus

Vital and Faithful

This is the opposite of a nuts-n-bolts post, in some ways.   It’s a “foundations” post, describing one of the underlying theories of communication that I’ve found useful. 722 more words

For Performers And Coaches

This Is Why We Darken Our Auditorium

STORYCHURCH started in a Durham school gymnasium/cafeteria back in 2010. It was so great! The school was brand new, so everything was clean and shiny — and super bright — thanks to the myriad of windows along the side of the room. 661 more words

Thoughts

Bass Ackwards: and other theological affirmations

There is now a trend in South Korea of women spending hundreds, even thousands of dollars, to take their wedding portraits… and they have no intent to get married. 683 more words