J. I. Packer’s words: “Theologies that cannot be sung (or prayed for that matter) are certainly wrong at a deep level” has stuck with me since I first read it a few years ago. It’s also one reason why I’m posting hymns (and the doctrines they’re based on) every other Sunday from Grudem’s Systematic Theology.
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 it.
“The drama of the soul’s choice.” A quote from Dorothy Sayers in her introduction to The Divine Comedy.
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.