This 1992 book has been the topic of discussion among conservatives and progressives alike for the last decade. After having read a number of good books on the music controversy (many of which I have reviewed and recommended), I found a new reading of Fisher’s book to be very rewarding. Fisher answers many questions that have been asked since the book was written: Is music morally neutral? Is there such a thing as “Christian music”? Does the end justify the means in the use of music? Fisher delves just enough into the structure of music to help the layman and to answer the critic. Many quotations from contemporary artists are honestly given which become very revealing to their purpose and actions. Perhaps a dated book such as this actually helps keep us a little more objective.
John Wilber ChapmanOctober 1, 2018
In Hymns & Songs By Terry L. Conley “Our Great Savior” Dr. John Wilbur Chapman (June 1859 – December 1918) Chapman was born in Richmond, Indiana. In his youth he attended a Quaker First Day School on Sunday mornings and the Grace Methodist Church Sunday School in the afternoons. When he was seventeen […]
In Hymns & SongsAugust 31, 2017
The first hymn book and hymn writers in America were from England. The hymn book which landed with the Pilgrims in 1620 was Reverend Henry Ainsworth’s version of the Book of Psalms entitled The Book of Psalms: Englished both in Prose and Metre with Annotations, published in 1612 at Amsterdam. It is considered by many […]
The God Who SpeaksAugust 2, 2014
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” Hebrews 1:1-2 America is quickly leaving a word-based society […]