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  • FIRST-PERSON: Stories around the casket

    by Wendy Baker, posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 (one month ago)

    Visitors' fond remembrances at her father's funeral visitation help Wendy Baker see the value of Christians sharing their joys over ways God has blessed them. Read More

  • Where have all the organists gone?

    by Karen Allen/The Alabama Baptist, posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Has playing the organ become a dying art?

    What has happened to the organists -- the ones who read three staffs of music, dance on the pedals, maneuver multiple manuals, pull organ stops, push pistons, manipulate swell and crescendo pedals and follow a director -- all at the same time? Is there no one else to sit on the bench where "Aunt Sally" sat for 40 years? Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Point of Grace & LifeWay partner for new albums; conf. center leader Taylor caps 38 yrs. of service; Boyce College team treks to Houston flood zone

    by LifeWay, Alabama Baptist, SBTS & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums; Alabama conference center leader Buster Taylor caps 38 years of service; team from Boyce College treks to Houston for hurricane recovery work.

    Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Grammy-nominated singing trio Point of Grace has partnered with LifeWay Worship to release a new album and will soon begin work on a second.

    "Sing Noël," Point of Grace's first album with LifeWay, features 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites, including "Angels from the Realms of ... Read More

  • Hark! Skipping Christmas carol verses discouraged

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As worship pastor Andrew Lucius selects songs for Christmas worship, he is considering specific needs in the Georgia congregation he serves. Among his conclusions: singing only the first verse of familiar carols could leave worshipers spiritually malnourished.

    The widow "who's going through the Christmas season the first time this year without her husband ... needs more than the first verse of 'Joy to the World!'" said Lucius, associate pastor of music and worship at Bull Street Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. "She needs to sing, 'No more let sin and sorrow grow, nor thorns infest the ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Sing with your spouse

    by Joshua Jenkins, posted Monday, November 27, 2017 (8 months ago)

    To strengthen marital bonds, writes columnist Joshua Jenkins, Christians should sing hymns with their spouses. Such singing will "spite the devil," he writes. Read More

  • iPad apps used to 'round out' worship team

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he's found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to fill in the gaps.

    Ferrington spent the past year studying the use of iPads as instruments for his sabbatical project. What he found should serve as an encouragement to churches that struggle to find musicians to lead corporate worship. ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'It's time to fly!'

    by Nate Adams, posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    Nate Adams marvels at a flight attendant's cheerful demeanor, highlighted by her short exclamation spoken with childlike wonder and enthusiasm. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Spirit & truth in worship

    by Jason K. Allen, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    Jason Allen underscores the balance between spirit and truth in a church's worship. If either is taken to an extreme, it can "tilt the worship service in an unhealthy direction, hindering the growth of God's people and leaving the worship service in want." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'His glory is our reward'

    by Joshua Crutchfield, posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (one year ago)

    Christians are not "heavenly real estate brokers," Joshua Crutchfield writes, noting that the focus of the Gospel is far more than an eternal destination; it is God Himself. "Fortunately, we do not have to wait for death to enjoy God," he notes. Read More