Archive for the ‘Corporate Singing’ Category

I’m partnering with my friends over at Cardiphonia to put together an informal list of the “50 Songs Everyone Should Know.”  With this poll we’re aiming to discover which songs are the most important to your particular congregation, and from the aggregate results, to produce a helpful, though informal, list of 50 songs “everyone should know.” […]


Apparently corporate singing was a priority in the early Church.  Follow the link HERE to Gregory Soderberg’s blog.  He gleans this insight from Calvin Stapert’s 2006 book A New Song for an Old World:  Musical Thought in the Early Church.


The Atlantic Monthly posted a thoughtful piece recently on the trend in American life away from public singing.  The author seems intuitively to know many of the things I talk about on this blog–that singing together is good for our souls, that we’re designed to sing together.  It’s a good read.  Here’s a link. This […]


In the interest of promoting songs that I believe are among the best for corporate worship, I am planning to post several videos over the coming months.  These are just demonstrations of how one person arranges and plays these songs for corporate worship. Below is a video demonstration of Worship Christ the Risen King.  It’s […]


For a few months, this blog has been making one sustained argument: that the most important thing music should do in church is get people to sing.  I am trying to paint a picture of corporate worship in which the people in the pews are co-creators of a beautiful sound together with the music leaders, […]


Imagine a skeptic visits your church.  She is not sure what she thinks about God, Christianity, or organized religion in general, but she came because her friend  invited her.  She walks in late and the first thing she encounters is the music at your church.  As she absorbs the scene–the musicians up front leading, the […]


If you’ve read any of my recent posts, you know I’m making a perhaps overly exhaustive argument for the importance of corporate singing.  I believe with all my heart that God intended human beings to sing and make music together, and I have been outlining all the reasons why I think so. Today, I want […]