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THE RELATIONSHIP OF DOXOLOGY AND DOCTRINE

Joshua A. Waggener
Artistic Theologian 11 (2024): 4-6 Download PDF Joshua A. Waggener serves as professor of church music and worship and coordinator of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.   Doxology has been defined as a “formula for expressing praise … THE RELATIONSHIP OF DOXOLOGY AND DOCTRINE Read More »

“THE ONLY TRUE BEAUTY” IN THE PAEDAGOGUS: The Centrality of Christ in Clement of Alexandria’s Aesthetics

Daniel Aaron Webster
Artistic Theologian 11 (2024): 7-21 Download PDF Daniel Aaron Webster teaches music and theology at Welch College. His primary research inter­est is early Christian music.   In 2013, George Zografidis questioned whether an early Christian aes­thetics is possible. Two of … “THE ONLY TRUE BEAUTY” IN THE PAEDAGOGUS: The Centrality of Christ in Clement of Alexandria’s Aesthetics Read More »

Theology Inspiring Doxology: The Hymnic Language of Anne Dutton and Anne Steele

Holly M. Farrow
Artistic Theologian 11 (2024): 23-39 Download PDF Holly Mulherin Farrow holds a bachelor’s degree in music and English from Union University, master’s degrees in organ performance and historical musicology from Florida State University, and a PhD in church music and … Theology Inspiring Doxology: The Hymnic Language of Anne Dutton and Anne Steele Read More »

Thomas Hastings and the First American Sacred Cantata

David W. Music
Artistic Theologian 11 (2024): 41-53 Download PDF David W. Music is professor emeritus of church music at Baylor University, where he taught from 2002 to 2020.   The tradition of American Protestant church choirs performing lengthy choral works at Christmas, … Thomas Hastings and the First American Sacred Cantata Read More »

Wrath in Worship?: An Analysis of the “Wrath of God” Controversy Surrounding Getty and Townend’s “In Christ Alone”

James Cheesman
Artistic Theologian 11 (2024): 55-72 Download PDF James Cheesman is a PhD student as well as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as worship pastor at First Baptist Church, Farmersville, Texas.   Few topics cause … Wrath in Worship?: An Analysis of the “Wrath of God” Controversy Surrounding Getty and Townend’s “In Christ Alone” Read More »

Worship—Before and After: Completing the Ethnodoxology Cycle

John L. Benham
Artistic Theologian 11 (2024): 73-88 Download PDF This article was adapted from a keynote presentation at the 2023 Global Consultation on Arts and Music in Missions (GCAMM), held September 11–14 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. John Benham … Worship—Before and After: Completing the Ethnodoxology Cycle Read More »

“I’LL BRING YOU MORE THAN A SONG”: Right Worship in Evangelical Perspective

Benjamin P. Snoek
Artistic Theologian 10 (2023): 65-83 Benjamin P. Snoek is campus pastor and adjunct professor of theology at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. He is a Ph.D. candidate in theological studies at Columbia International University and an ordained pastor … “I’LL BRING YOU MORE THAN A SONG”: Right Worship in Evangelical Perspective Read More »

THE NEGLECT OF CONFESSION IN CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP MUSIC

Braden McKinley
Artistic Theologian 10 (2023): 43-64 Braden McKinley is a Ph.D. student in Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as Worship Pastor at Central Church in Collierville, TN.   Worship at its core is a proclamation … THE NEGLECT OF CONFESSION IN CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP MUSIC Read More »

SONGS THAT SHAPE US

Joshua A. Waggener
Artistic Theologian 10 (2023): 4-5 Joshua A. Waggener serves as professor of church music and worship and coordinator of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.   The issue of spiritual formation in Christian worship continues as a persistent … SONGS THAT SHAPE US Read More »

Worship Design Project

Chuck T. Lewis
The Worship Design Project (WDP) is a survey of music and worship ministries of the highest attended churches (top 500) in the Southern Baptist Convention in the United States conducted in the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. The WDP … Worship Design Project Read More »

“I Wanna Talk about Me”: Analyzing the Balance of Focus between God and Man in Congregational Songs of the American Evangelical Church

Nathan Burggraff
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 19–41 Download PDF Nathan Burggraff, PhD, is assistant professor of music theory and director of the music theory and piano departments at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Narratives in contemporary culture have become increasingly narcissistic. This is … “I Wanna Talk about Me”: Analyzing the Balance of Focus between God and Man in Congregational Songs of the American Evangelical Church Read More »

Worship on the Cart of Experience

Joseph R. Crider
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 5–18 Download PDF Joseph R. Crider, DA, is dean of the School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This article is an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Scripture-Guided Worship: A Call to … Worship on the Cart of Experience Read More »

Scripture-Shaped Worship

Scott Aniol
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 1–4 Download PDF Scott Aniol, PhD, is associate professor of church music and worship and director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. What would it mean for our worship to be truly shaped … Scripture-Shaped Worship Read More »

New Forms of Old Measures: Nineteenth-Century New-Measures Revivalists’ Understanding of Their Methodologies

Laramie Minga
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 43–59 Download PDF Laramie Minga is pastor of worship and discipleship at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, and a PhD student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Second Great Awakening (1790–1840) began with a … New Forms of Old Measures: Nineteenth-Century New-Measures Revivalists’ Understanding of Their Methodologies Read More »

On the Decline of “Unmodified” Psalmody in the English Tradition: A Question of Hermeneutics and Ecclesiastical Mission

Mark A. Snoeberger
Artistic Theologian 9 (2021): 61–80 Download PDF Mark A. Snoeberger, PhD, is professor of systematic theology and apologetics at the Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary in Allen Park, MI. He first presented this paper on November 20, 2020, at the national … On the Decline of “Unmodified” Psalmody in the English Tradition: A Question of Hermeneutics and Ecclesiastical Mission Read More »

Gospel Renewal in Corporate Worship

Scott Aniol
What are we really doing when we gather for corporate worship each week? For some today, the main purpose for which we gather is evangelism; every service is designed to bring in seekers and move them toward conversion. For others, … Gospel Renewal in Corporate Worship Read More »

Using Hymnals in Your Worship Planning

Scott Aniol
Many churches recognize the importance of utilizing traditional hymns in corporate worship, and hymnals remain valuable sources of such historic Christian songs. However, in an internet age, some worship planners are unsure of how to effectively use a hymnal. Here … Using Hymnals in Your Worship Planning Read More »
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