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What the World Needs Is the Bible and A Belt

My Boys Finally Snagged A Grammy

The first time I heard the Steep Canyon Rangers band, I must have been smitten. Growing up, I was never a fan of bluegrass or twangy anything, but, it must be the Scot-Irish in me, because this stuff is great. Anyway, I think the last time I posted a video of these guys was sometime […]

Secondary Separation–When to Stand Apart

Dr. Peter Masters: Separation, secondary separation, the view of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, contemporary worship, worldliness and cultural accommodation are the topics of this article. Also, how the medium may ruin the message. It is clearly a vital duty of Christians to stand apart from false teachers who deny the fundamentals of the faith. ‘Do not […]

A New Country Classic

“Obamacare: Over 6 people served…”

The Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Worship Music (video)

Wow. If you have the time, this is a message, and an education, much needed in the Church today.

Why Arguments for Exclusive Psalmody Don’t Stand Up

Brian McClung, Minister of Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church in northern Ireland, has offered a series of posts in which he gives some persuasive reasons why, in the end, arguments for the use of exclusive psalmody in worship simply doesn’t hold water. McClung writes in his opening post: The point of dispute is not the singing […]

August 26

“Oh, Sweet Lorraine”

A few months ago, a small Illinois community took part in a song writing contest. They were invited to write a song, sing it and upload it to YouTube.  Green Shoe Studios, who sponsored the contest, never expected to receive a song from a 96 year old gentleman whose wife had recently passed away. Fred […]

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

Watch, and think upon our gratitude to God. How are you doing?

Music and Spiritual Anarchy

“When the standard of music in a church is lowered … then the standard of dress is also lowered. When the standard of dress is lowered … Then the standard of conduct is also lowered. When the standard of conduct is lowered … the sense of value in God’s truth is lowered. When the standard […]

Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam

Government surveillance never sounded so smooth. LYRICS You see me rolling around in a black Mercedes cruising around town and it’s packed with ladies Gotta keep it going yeah I’m roaming the map No I never stop until I find something to tap Awww yeah… [CHORUS] Nokia, iPhone, Galaxy 3 Facebook and your search history […]

May 23

Charles Wesley on the Dangers of Contemporary ‘Christian’ Music

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) is well known as a minister, poet and hymn writer. Even in his time, he was well aware of the dangers of music that was ‘fleshly.’ There is much in the lyrics of one hymn he wrote, which the Church, particularly young people who profess Christ, would do well to study and […]

The Attempt to Paganize Christianity

The attempt to paganize Christianity is nothing new. Indeed, it is an old tactic of the powers of darkness. To say that it has not been successful in its attempt is to fail to see the factual evidence in denominations and individual bodies professing the Christian faith. The fact that such bodies who declare the […]

April 22

Not Your Daddy’s Star-Spangled Banner

Madison Rising is a band on a mission: “to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well.” I’m all for patriotism, to a point, that is, but I’m not so sure about ‘American culture’. That’s a pretty broad brush and includes many things I’m sure most […]

“Holy hip-hop”as Family Catechism?

Here’s the trend in the Church these days… https://twitter.com/jaredhmoore/statuses/291659570605092865 Here’s the poll. What do you think? Wait!! Read this before you vote.


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The Hewn Stones of Contemporary Worship

If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it. – Exodus 20:25 This and other verses in this chapter have to do with the public worship of God. They concern the regulations or rules for […]

Steven Curtis Chapman: Happy New Year

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Christmas Time’s A Comin’

Christmas times a’ coming Christmas times a’ coming Christmas times a’ coming and I know I’m going home. Snowflakes falling my old home is calling Tall pines are humming Christmas time is coming. Can’t you hear them bells ringin’ bringin’ joy, joy hear them singin’ when it snowing I’ll be going back to my country […]

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Glass Harp: Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky

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