Altering Hymn Lyrics and the Golden Rule

Christianity Today recently asked various people to weigh in on whether it is ever appropriate to alter hymns. Most of the article is hidden behind a paywall, but the first few responses are visible. That article brings to mind a helpful 2012 post from Bob Kauflin,...

The Future of Christian Music

Does the Christian music industry have a future? To even casual observers, it’s immediately clear that the Christian music industry has contracted since its peak in the 1980s and 1990s. Single-song $0.99 iTunes downloads replaced $14.00 CD sales. But then Spotify and...

Old Saints, New Songs

Last week, Bradley Somers posted a column encouraging old saints to write new songs. Somers, pastor of PAXnorth church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, observed that Moses, David, and Paul all wrote songs in their old age that we still sing today. He concludes: When captured...