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Hymns

A Trinitarian Vision, Broken

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

There are as many reasons why marriages fail as there are words in a language, expressions on a face, tones in a voice, and nerves beneath the human skin.

Daily Meditation: Waking Up

Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Advent -- Preparing for Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.07.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The word "Advent" has its origin in the Medieval Latin word adventus, meaning "arrival." The season offers the opportunity for Christians to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah.

Backup Singers and the Divided Soul

Dean Sluyter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dean Sluyter

Most of all, the film shows -- with the help of reverential testimony from Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and Sting -- how backup singers, most of them black women, gave pop music its soul. And thereby hangs a tale.

If Only Every Train Station Offered Live Ancient Icelandic Hymns...

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

There is an incredible array of amazing music and talented bands coming out of Iceland these days (examples include Bjork, Of Monsters and Men, Sigur ...

3 Hymn Stories to Lift Your Spirits

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

Lots of good music will improve our moods, but the great hymns of the faith will fill our hearts with the truths of God and lift our spirits upward in praise.

Let's Not Lose Our Old Hymns

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

The popularity of today's Praise and Worship music is threatening to do something that hasn't happened in all of Christian history -- sweep away the heritage of hymnody that represents a treasure trove of praise for the church.

The New (Hipper) Sound Of Muslim Music

Religion News Service | Bob Smietana | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In the early 1970s, singers such as the late Larry Norman transformed Christian music from hymns to rock ‘n’ roll by asking one simple quest...

My Humble Greek Lean Easter

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It will definitely be a lean Easter! But what is Easter for us Greek Orthodox?

Thanksgiving With Mitt and Anne

Jerry Adler | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

We gather together, to ask the Lord's blessing, He chastens and hastens His will to make known. But sometimes when He screws up it calls for reassessing: Put Karl Rove on hold and get God on the phone.

A Hymn for Nature in Peril on the Gulf Seashore

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE FROM JOINT COAST GUARD AND BP COMMAND MOBILE, Ala. - Shoreline assessment teams recovered tar balls Saturday from the beach on Dauphin Island,...

Chopin's Endless Fascination -- Between Heaven and Earth

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alan Elsner

Lately, perhaps because it's the bicentenary of his birth, I've been listening to a lot of Chopin and trying to figure out what it is about his music ...

Comfort for Disenchanted Catholics

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

As a gay man who has often heard the Catholic Church calling my "lifestyle" sinful, the hypocrisy of it all is clear enough. But I nonetheless feel a deep sympathy and sadness right now.