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  • 'Post-worship war' counsel offered by Page & Gray

    by By David Roach, posted Friday, August 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Breaking the paradigm of age-segregated services, navigating a "post-worship war culture" and fostering multicultural praise gatherings are among the topics addressed in a book by Frank S. Page and Lavon Gray on worship challenges for 21st-century churches.

    Worship "has become a big claim in the twenty-first century church; but, based on the reality of people's lives, the worship that we claim to be experiencing is not truly affecting the quality of our lives, our families, and our witness," Page, president of ... Read More

  • Harp's 'angel music' reaches autistic youth

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Amy Long
    JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) -- Vivian Hardin, an 18-year-old with autism, was sitting in the balcony at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark., when church member Pat Qualls played the harp during a worship service. Hardin, in awe, whispered to her mother, "angel music."

    After the service, Hardin's mother introduced her to Qualls and let her look at the harp. The girl indicated she would love to learn to play.

    God impressed on Qualls' heart in the weeks to follow that she needed to teach Hardin to play the harp, and she shared the thought with the girl's mother, Teresa Hardin Read More

  • Andraé Crouch kindled 'new dimension' of worship

    by Laura Erlanson, posted Friday, January 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Legendary gospel songwriter and performer Andraé Crouch has died at the age of 72.

    Crouch's songs -- among them: "My Tribute," "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power," "Soon and Very Soon," "Bless the Lord" and "Through It All" -- have become standards and are included in the hymnals of both African American and Anglo churches. Read More

  • Hillsong big winner at 45th Dove Awards

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, October 08, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Dove Awards
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Hillsong UNITED, a worship band at Australia's Hillsong Church, was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association's 45th annual Dove Awards Oct. 7.

    The band was named Artist of the Year and their song "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" received awards for Song of the Year, Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year. The song has been at or near the top of the Christian charts for more than a year. Read More