Category Archives: Worship and Music

Should Christians Listen to Contemporary Christian Music?

Lifest is an annual 4-day Christian music festival that takes place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, each July. It attracts around 20,000 attendees per day and features around 100 artists performing on 6 different stages. It is a member of The Christian Festival Association, a group representing all the major Christian music festivals held in the […]

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Contemporary Praise and Worship

Assessing contemporary praise and worship (CPW) is a tricky task for two major reasons. Firstly, the phenomenon is less than 60 years old, and secondly, it is a varied and constantly changing field of study. Yet, for all its variety, CPW exhibits four enduring features, which distinguish it from all that went before it, during […]

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Contemporary Song Books Examined

A hymn book and a Bible. For hundreds of years ‘the saints’ all carried them to church; but the 21st century finds most worshippers showing up on Sunday morning empty-handed. Only the preacher carries a Bible and the songs are on the big screen. In fact, in many places hymns have practically disappeared altogether. Their […]

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