Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made […]
What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture and how does today’s hymn, How Firm a Foundation, express this vital teaching?
“The drama of the soul’s choice.” A quote from Dorothy Sayers in her introduction to The Divine Comedy.
The gospel is clear throughout the hymn, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing. I was struck by Wesley’s mention of living “under the law” in the tenth stanza: “Sudden expired the legal strife, ’Twas then I ceased to grieve; My second, real, living life I then began to live.”
Bach was a Lutheran whose faith inspired some of the world’s finest sacred music. His personal library contained about eighty-three religious books, including Luther’s greatest works.
In this fourth post in the series on Luther’s musical legacy, we look at the Diet of Worms and Luther’s hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
Luther promoted singing lessons for children. He wrote, “Children must … sing and learn music together with mathematics.” Luther knew that songs enter straight into the soul and convey biblical truth to children even before they’re able to read.