Do something novel, sing in church!

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Tim Fall, on facebook, shared a blog post of his from August 2017. I’m glad he re-posted it. It is about the importance of Christians singing together, and Tim offers helpful tips for music leaders. Read it: Successful Worship Music Leaders Get Out of the Way.

Some of my own rambling and related thoughts…

I’ve seen shared concerns about people failing to sing in church worship services – the contemporary services that is. The congregation is mostly in a spectator mode. Why aren’t people singing?

I think there are several different reasons, but Tim Fall hits on a key one: Are the songs actually singable?? (By a group, that is.) As Tim says at the beginning of his post:

“The Bible is full of songs written by people who love God. Some of them are meant for group singing (Psalm 134’s song of ascent, for example) while other songs seem…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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