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The Rev. Dr. Dwight A. Moody

The Prepositions of Praise

Colossians 3:12-17

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 27, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Moody (CBF)


Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach one another (in all wisdom and with gratitude in your hearts), singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.

The grammar of the gospel gives first place to the verbs: create, elect, redeem, save, justify, call. These are the locomotives that propel the saving, redeeming purpose of God through the centuries and around the world.

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The Rev. Amy Gearhart

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Luke 1:68-79

Reign of Christ - Year C

November 24, 2013

The Rev. Amy Gearhart (UMC)

"By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace"   Luke 1:78-79.

Luke's first chapter sounds like a Sunday in the upcoming season of Advent in the church where I serve.  There is music everywhere!!  A little different, perhaps, from the brass and organ and choirs, but still the music of holy encounters, praise and prayers, and glory to God is everywhere.  Angels are visiting a favored Mary.  Elizabeth exclaims a blessing upon her pregnant cousin, and Mary magnifies the Lord as she echoes the ancient praises of Hannah.  

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The Rev. John Gunn

Value of Music

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

A psychiatrist in a state hospital once said, "We have found that appropriate music not only tends to tranquilize the unsettled emotions of the mental patient, but it arouses his interest as nothing else will." The Rev. John R. Gunn replies, "The power of music to turn psychological confusion into order is not a new discovery. We find an ancient instance of its use in the scripture when David came with his harp to play for King Saul - to relieve his mental depression and restore his distracted mind to its normal state."

The Rev. John Gunn

What is It About Music

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

"In some strange way that no one has ever understood, music is a part of the very spirit of mankind." says The Rev. John Gunn in this episode of Be Still and Know. "The Bible teaches that the gift of song and music is a gift from God. The Bible has much to say about music, which was and is, a joyous part of the worship of God."

Faith and Global Hunger Series Article

June 11, 2010

What's that song? "Enough for Everyone"

In three of our "Faith & Global Hunger" programs, after the opening interviews, you'll hear an excerpt from a song entitled "Enough for Everyone." There's a wonderful story--and an opportunity for you and your church--behind that song.


Jazz Music and Faith - Otis Moss III on 30 Good Minutes

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III (UCC)

Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, reflects on jazz music as a metaphor for democracy and faith.
The Rev. Patti Davis Transcript

November 12, 2006

Salvation in a Heartbeat

The Rev. Patti Davis (TEC)

The Rev. Patti Davis share a story reminding us how God's presence shows up and transforms us in surprising and creative ways.

The Rev. William Creevey Transcript

March 08, 1998

Four Hands on a Steinway

The Rev. William Creevey (PCUSA)