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Call for Papers

The editorial team of Artistic Theologian is pleased to extend a general call for papers for the eighth volume of our peer-review journal, due to be published in the spring of 2020. We are looking for articles and book reviews on the subjects of worship, music, music ministry, culture, aesthetic, and related subjects. Articles for the journal should generally be about 4,000

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Artistic Theologian Volume 7 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Volume 7 of Artistic Theologian is now available. All articles and book reviews are free for download as usual, but for the first time this year, Volume 7 is also available in print through Amazon.com.

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Volume 6 of Artistic Theologian is now available

The editors of Artistic Theologian are pleased to announce the release of Volume 6.

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Call for Papers

The editorial team of Artistic Theologian is pleased to extend a general call for papers for the fifth volume of our peer-review journal, due to be published in the spring of 2017. We are looking for articles and book reviews on the subjects of worship, music, music ministry, culture, aesthetic, and related subjects. Articles for the journal should generally be about 4,000

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Volume 4 of Artistic Theologian is now available!

I am pleased to announce that Volume 4 of Artistic Theologian is now available!

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Volume 3 of Artistic Theologian now available!

I am pleased to announce that Volume 3 of Artistic Theologian is now available! We have a great lineup of articles and book reviews in this volume.

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Call for Papers

The editorial team of Artistic Theologian is pleased to extend a general call for papers for the third volume of our peer-review journal, due to be published in the spring of 2015. We are looking for articles and book reviews on the subjects of worship, music, music ministry, culture, aesthetic, and related subjects. Articles for the journal should generally be about

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Volume 2 of Artistic Theologian is now available!

The School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 2 of The Artistic Theologian, a peer-reviewed journal of ministry and worship arts! The issue has seven outstanding articles plus sixteen book reviews. See below for descriptions of each article and links to them. You may download the full journal as a PDF

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How should God’s Word affect our worship songs?

In the recent issue of The Artistic Theologian, Jonathan Blackmon provided a helpful discussion of the way God’s character and Word should affect what we sing in the church. He summarizes the article in his introduction:

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Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?

T. David Gordon’s article in the recent edition of The Artistic Theologian raises the important issue of whether beauty has any objective basis. Yet my assertion that it is an important issue already assumes the conclusion! To believe beauty to be important assumes and objective basis for beauty in the first place.

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