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Ethnodoxology with Robin Harris

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On February 26, the School of Church Music at Southwestern Seminary hosted Dr. Robin Harris who is an assistant professor of the Graduate Institute of applied Linguistics (GIAL) and the president of the International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE). She spoke on the subject, “Good music” and “good worship”: How understanding non-universals can inform the contextualization debates in the North American

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Scott Aniol speaks on missional worship in SWBTS Worship Colloquium

Dr. Scott Aniol spoke recently to the doctoral students in the School of Church Music on an assessment of the Misional Church Movement’s Impact upon Evangelical Worship Philosophy and Practice. Many models for church strategy have come and gone in recent years.  There was the church growth movement which sought to attract members through polished programs and friendly, warm atmospheres.  There

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Ken Myers speaks on the Christian worship tradition in SWBTS Worship Colloquium

Ken Myers, director of Mars Hill Audio and author of All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture, spoke in our worship Colloquium recently on the shape of modern culture and how it relates to the Protestant Church. He points out that the church today seems to be more concerned about imitating the culture around it than

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Paul Clark speaks on congregational singing in SWBTS Worship Colloquium

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Dr. Paul Clark addressed our doctoral students last week on the subject of congregational song. Dr. Clark is currently the Director of Worship and Music Ministries in the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Clark articulated the necessity of worship renewal through congregational singing, which requires both the congregation and singing (obvious, but often overlooked). He described several problems of music in the

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John Dyer speaks on technology in SWBTS Worship Colloquium

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Should we use technology in worship? John Dyer, Executive Director of Communications and Educational Technology for Dallas Theological Seminary, sought to answer this question at a recent colloquium of doctoral students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. To answer the question, technology must first be defined. Dyer quipped that although technology is thought to be anything invented after you are born,

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Fall 2013 Worship Courses at Southwestern

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Classes for the fall semester get started at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary this Thursday, and we’re looking forward to a great semester! We’ve got a great new group of students, and I personally am looking forward to getting to know each of them. We in the Worship and Ministry department are gearing up to teach some great courses this fall,

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Invitation to study Biblical Foundations of Worship and Culture for a week at Southwestern Baptist Seminary

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Worship leadership today is a field of exciting opportunities, but it is also one of many potential pitfalls. Many of these pitfalls result from church music ministers who are unfortunately ill-equipped to face the numerous challenges that Christian worship in the twenty-first century brings.

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Upcoming Reformation Worship Conference October 18-21, 2012

The third annual Reformation Worship Conference will be October 18-21, 2012 in Powder Springs, GA (just outside Atlanta). The theme is “Means of Grace,” and speakers include W. Robert Godfrey, T. David Gordon, Terry Johnson, Paul Jones, Rick Phillips, Derek Thomas, and others. Click here for more information. Reformation Worship Conference 2012 from Dana Willis on Vimeo.

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Baptist Church Music Conference In Review

The Baptist Church Music Conference was held June 3-5 in Tulsa, OK. The theme for this year, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow…So Great a Cloud, was central in every concert and session. The executive council invited groups of all ages to perform, from the Brock Children’s Choir, under the direction of John Simons, an associate dean at Southwestern Seminary, to the Saints Alive Senior

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The Baptist Church Music Conference, June 3-5

The Baptist Church Music Conference is in Tulsa this year from June 3-5. Speakers include Artistic Theologian editors John Simons and John Duncan. Click here for more information.

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