Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

What sort of songs should we be singing in worship? This debate has been going on for some time. I have known people who think this or that type of music should be sung and another that or this type. I have known people who refused to go to services because they played contemporary music. …

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Hymns: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”

"All Glory, Laud, and Honor" is a hymn traditionally sung on Palm Sunday. Though the words, of course, reference the passages of Scripture about the Triumphal Entry and were written for that day, the story goes that this hymn only became known because of an Emperor's change of heart. This hymn was written by a …

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On One Palmy Day

As Palm Sunday is coming up, I thought a post on the etymology of the word palm was in order. I was originally only going to look up the word palm, but I came across palmy and decided it needed to be added as well. Yes, palmy is a word - a word coined by Shakespeare no …

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St. Patrick and the Great Commission

https://youtu.be/fg5ejLGEnZk Though the above video was written with children in mind, it summarizes Patrick's life fairly well. Some information is glossed over: Patrick was the son of a Roman Citizen and Deacon, his conversion to Christianity occurred during his enslavement, and it was through him that God worked to convert nearly all of Ireland to …

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Twelfth Night: Not What it Appears

As the name suggests, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night has to do with the day of Epiphany, or the twelfth day after Christmas. Whether this lands on January 5th or 6th is up to debate. But while this play is named after this Holiday, very little in the play has to do with what we might think. There …

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