Hymnals are a great resource for both personal and family devotions. The hymns are “catholic,” songs of the universal church. They connect us to our past, showing us that our faith is a historic one. Many of the hymns are lyrically rich and able to teach us great theology. And their melodies have staying power, able to get lodged into our memories for life.Continue reading
For Christmas, one of the gifts my wife got me was an iTunes gift card. Before Christmas, I must have mentioned to my wife my desire to purchase some new music by some artists that I liked but did not already own any of their tracks. One musical “group” (if I can accurately call them a group) of which I bought music was the Gettys–Keith and Kristyn Getty. You may know them by their very popular song, “In Christ Alone.” My current church, Lake Drive Baptist Church in Milwaukee, tends to sing many of their songs during congregational worship. This is partly how I came to enjoy their music so much–besides the fact that the lyrics are typically fantastic and rich! I would like to recommend their works to you.