Friday, January 23, 2009

Lecture: Music's Indispensible Place in (the) Reformation

Prof. Barry Gritters from the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently gave a remarkable lecture in Limerick on the above subject. I haven't written anything extensively reviewing it since I've been quite busy with various other things recently.

A great review can be found here:

And the lecture itself can be found here:

There will hopefully a blogpost coming up again shortly.

The particularly pertinent points to me were:
  • The importance of congregational singing in worship.
  • The kind of music most appropriate to this.
  • The role and nature of music as God's creation.
Especially good was the point that our music ought not to be like the music of the world with all its connotations. It ought to be not worldly, and have majesty and gravity.

- Sam W.

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