Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Today

One of the most well-known phrases in the New Testament about music is that we should sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” which is found in Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16. We need to know what this little phrase means to properly understand these scriptures and so we can properly live them out today. So what are psalms, hymns and spiritual songs?

First of all, what Paul and the early believers understood as music was obviously conditioned by their time. Music varies from culture to culture and from era to era so for instance, when the New Testament talks about hymns it clearly does not mean what we call hymns today. Therefore, we need to understand it in historical context what they meant by music. Continue reading “Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Today”

Creation Song

Many Christians while watching a good nature documentary are awestruck by the majesty of creation and their hearts fall prostate before the creator of such ineffable splendour. This happened to me last year when I watched series one of the critically acclaimed David Attenborough documentary Planet Earth. Continue reading “Creation Song”

Why Christian movies suck

Below is a thoughtful video essay by YouTuber Josh Keefe on why Christian movies are so awful.

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My thoughts on the music Christians make

A series of posts on the state of Christian music.

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The problem with Christian music

The video below looks at the problem with American Christian music.

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