Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls (Tada)

Here's a helpful devotional on suffering in the Christian life: Songs of Suffering: 25 Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls by Joni Earkeckson Tada. I received a review copy of this devotional earlier this week and I've been encouraged by the various reflections and hymns Tada has put together in this book. As a side,… Continue reading Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls (Tada)

Music Monday: “Yet Not I but through Christ in Me”

For me, music is one of the greatest blessings in life. I deeply enjoy music in general, but specifically solid Christian music has helped me in my walk with Christ in so many ways at so many different times in my life. Here on this blog in the past I've noted various Christian lyrics (from… Continue reading Music Monday: “Yet Not I but through Christ in Me”

Historic Lutheran Hymnody

Around 10 years ago I ran across this outstanding collection of historic Lutheran hymns: Martin Luther: Hymns, Ballads, Chants, Truth.  Since I’ve been listening to some of them recently, I though it would be fitting to mention them here.  This collection of hymns contains 39 tracks, along with some brief narrative and quotes from Luther. … Continue reading Historic Lutheran Hymnody

Hymns Modern and Ancient – A Review

Hymns Modern & Ancient is a 2011 publication that contains 133 various hymns meant for congregational singing.  This hymnal is a resource for those who want a supplement to an existing hymnal.  Much of the work for this book was done by Fred Coleman, a Baptist pastor, and his wife Ruth.  The songs in this… Continue reading Hymns Modern and Ancient – A Review

War Hymns? Ambiguous Hymns?

In 1933 the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A published a completely new hymnal.  It was a significant event in the history of the PCUSA as it opened the door even further for liberalism and modernism.  J. Gresham Machen wrote a critical review of the hymnal in the December issue of “Christianity Today” that same year. … Continue reading War Hymns? Ambiguous Hymns?