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Music & Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint

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Contemporary or traditional? Blended or seeker? Pop or "classical"? Chorus or hymn? Combo or organ? Questions concerning music in worship abound these days. Is there a practical way to deal with these issues?

In Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint, Calvin Johansson looks to God's Word for principles foundational to music ministry. Weaving together great scriptural

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Paperback, Second Edition, 208 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Hendrickson Publishers
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Douglas Wilson
Overall, this book is quite good. My only criticism concerns his dismissal of certain popular forms of music -- and this includes the many places where I agreed with such a dismissal. Bland, trite, superficial are words that do describe lots of the current stuff. But why is it bland? It can't be because it was written according to a prescribed formula -- sonnets do that.

At the same time, his contrapuntal conclusion was really very good.
Jerry
This book holds a high standard for music and yet the necessity of bringing the congregation along for any musical worship to be effective.
Gwen Burrow
Quite good. The key is to remember Johansson's limited scope.
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