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  • Hark! Skipping Christmas carol verses discouraged

    December 5 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hark! Skipping Christmas carol verses discouraged

    As worship pastor Andrew Lucius selects songs for Christmas worship, he is considering specific needs in the Georgia congregation he serves. Among his conclusions: singing only the first verse of familiar carols could leave worshipers spiritually malnourished.

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  • MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove Awards

    Gospel music veterans MercyMe accepted the award for Artist of the Year at the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 17. Casting Crowns, Zach Williams, the Gaither Vocal Band and Cece Winans also received awards. Other honors went to Hillsong Worship and Reba McEntire.

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  • Keith and Kristyn Getty song dedicated as SEBTS hymn

    June 2 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Keith and Kristyn Getty song dedicated as SEBTS hymn

    In their latest album “Facing a Task Unfinished,” Christian music artists Keith and Kristyn Getty have dedicated their song, “For the Cause” to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and President Danny Akin. It will now serve as the official hymn for SEBTS and The College at Southeastern. 

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  • Take note: Music programs engage church members

    April 18 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Take note: Music programs engage church members

    “People have many opportunities to use their time, to use their talents [and] gifts,” Chris Haire said, but many new churches especially, aren’t using them. “If the church doesn’t give them an opportunity to use that gift, they use it somewhere else outside of the church. I think the church really misses an opportunity …”

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  • Students in Vt. get Calif. music resources

    September 4 2015 by Sarah Carr, Northeastern Baptist College | with 0 comments
    Students in Vt. get Calif. music resources

    Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary worked with Northeastern Baptist College during the first half of August to pack up a 2,200-volume collection of music references, antique hymnals and books on music from the seminary’s Mill Valley campus in California and deliver it to Vermont at NEBC’s Hogue Library in Bennington.

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  • Music helps missionaries break barriers

    December 5 2014 by Tess Rivers, IMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Music helps missionaries break barriers

    Good values weren’t enough for Linda Hamfors of Stockholm, Sweden. Hamfors, who grew up in an atheist family, believed Jesus was “a really amazing guy” and learned values from her parents like forgiveness, acceptance and love. But, good values couldn’t sustain the singer/songwriter through the tumultuous years when her parents began drinking more and pursuing materialistic gain.

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  • N.C. composer releases new Christmas album

    December 1 2014 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. composer releases new Christmas album

    Jan Mulder is a world renowned composer, pianist and recording artist. He’s also a North Carolina Baptist. After recording more than 260 albums over a 20-year period, Mulder just released a Christmas album that includes his talented friend, Andrea Bocelli, with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Hillsong big winner at 45th Dove Awards

    October 9 2014 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Hillsong big winner at 45th Dove Awards

    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…

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  • How Lecrae mixed rap & theology to find mainstream success

    September 29 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    How Lecrae mixed rap & theology to find mainstream success

    While most Christian artists have struggled to break out of the Christian music subculture, Lecrae has found early crossover success – and a significant following among white evangelical elites. He navigates the tricky waters between rapping explicitly about Christianity while reaching a mainstream audience.

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  • Hillsong Church leads Dove nominees

    August 15 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hillsong Church leads Dove nominees

    Music originating from Australia’s Hillsong Church leads the list of nominees for the 45th annual Dove Awards. Other top contenders – with five nominations each – include Lecrae, Mandisa and Matt Maher. The Dove Awards are sponsored by the Gospel Music Association to honor the best...

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  • Southeastern seminary changes music degrees

    November 8 2013 by SEBTS Communications | with 0 comments
     Southeastern seminary changes music degrees

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary plans to add new music programs as well as phase out others in both the college and the seminary.

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  • N.J. district bans religious songs at winter concerts

    November 1 2013 by Jeff Goldman, The Star-Ledger/Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Students won’t be allowed to sing religious holiday songs at winter concerts in a south-central New Jersey school district.

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  • Matt Redman, TobyMac winners at Doves

    October 17 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Matt Redman, TobyMac winners at Doves

    English worship leader Matt Redman received top honors at the 44th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 15, garnering the award for Songwriter of the Year and an impressive four awards for his song “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” which has quickly become a familiar anthem in churches around the world.

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  • ‘America’s Got Talent’ showcased his smile

    September 26 2013 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ‘America’s Got Talent’ showcased his smile

    Sean Panikkar, a member of the tenor opera trio Forte on “America’s Got Talent,” is ready to showcase his faith amid unfolding opportunities after Forte finished fourth in the TV competition. Panikkar is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Saline, Mich.

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  • Annie Moses Band encourages young talent

    July 31 2013 by Beth Byrd, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Annie Moses Band encourages young talent

    Clutching the microphone close to her lips, a girl in flip-flops stood at the front of about 170 young musicians, singers and performers in Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

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