There is power in music. Singing, especially together, transports us beyond the cerebral and analytical to a place of praise, joy and wonder. This issue of the Presbyterian Outlook examines the importance of the hymns we use for worship. Words and melodies shape our theology, forge a sense of belonging and remind us of the truth that everyone is a singer. We hope you will join the song through these pages.
Spirituals as faith formation At home and at church, Phillip Morgan learned songs that taught him of the faithful people of God and what it means to be claimed and loved by God.
Do we mean what we sing? Mel Bringle considers how the church can enhance the meaningfulness of song to take better advantage of this tool for faith formation.
Every body can sing The gift of singing is available to all people.
Introducing organ music to kids A church day camp engaged youth with organ and church music.