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Overcoming OVERLOAD in Marriage

This Summer I’ve been teaching a class for 20 and 30-somethings on Marriage, The Way It Was Meant To Be. While we’ve tackled a variety of practical topics, one of the most challenging and helpful to me personally has been …

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When am I Ready to be Baptized?

“When am I ready to be baptized?” It’s a common question that parents, grandparents, Bible class teachers, and mature Christians must be prepared to answer. Consider some additional questions that get to the real heart of the matter: “Do I …

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What Exactly is Islam?

In many ways, Islam has the attention of the Western world. News outlets regularly feature reports of the spread of Islam’s influence beyond the Middle East. As a result, Christians have questions about Islam. Valid questions. But our knowledge of …

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs [Hymnal]

Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs Hymnal

Psalms Hymns and Spiritual Songs HymnalPsalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs is a new hymnal for congregational worship. It is an original and fully edited publication and the work product of worship leaders, hymn writers, and tune composers, as well as evangelists, elders, and teachers. Its textual content, musical arrangements, style, format, and special features are intended to enhance the praise of God and the teaching and admonition of Christians. I'm thankful to have had a small part in its production as a technical editor and excited to see this long project finally come to beautiful fruition.

This hymnal is a work of art which employs several unique features, most notably, the Phrased Notation page layout. Phrased Notation sets the width of a hymn on a page by the length of phrases that fit on a line; it then wraps the music around those phrases. The result is a series of unbroken phrases, clauses, and couplets, as would appear in a book of poetry. These unbroken phrases help the worshiper visualize and grasp the messages as they are being sung.

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