Trio NeVaeh wins Best Album from Artists Music Guild

 
First Baptist Church of Palm Coast has three ladies to be very proud of. April McHone, Allison Walker and Kathleen Robinson together form the musical Trio NeVaeh—Heaven spelled backward—and they were nominated for three Artists  Music Guild Awards— Best Album, Best New Artist and Best Song. The trio won Best Album for their CD “Love is Enough” during the guild’s last meeting in November. The music guild meets annually in ...

Music & worship draw focus of Baptist theologians

 
A biblical argument for congregational singing, insights for planning worship and a case for multigenerational worship services are among the music-related topics being discussed by Southern Baptist theologians. Such topics were featured in at least eight presentations on biblical worship at the most recent meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. At least five of those presentations were given by scholars affiliated with Southern Baptist-related institutions. In all, the fall meeting in San Antonio featured approximately 600 presentations, including some 175 by scholars ...

First person: 5 pastoral convictions about congregational singing

 
I'm not a music guy. I can still awkwardly bang out a few chords on the guitar, but for the most part I'm pretty terrible at music. Furthermore, I'm not a music enthusiast; I'd rather be listening to news or talk radio than music in the car. Some people seem to have music in their souls. I'm just not one of those people. But I do love singing with other believers in worship. As a pastor, I am the worship ...

Rare hymnals get new life in NOBTS digital scanning

 
The musty smell of antiquity fills the air as music professor Ed Steele positions an old leather-bound book on an odd-looking scanner. With the press of a button the scanner comes to life, a light passes over the page, and before long a scanned page appears on Steele's computer screen. Steele, a faculty member at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College, spent much of his recent sabbatical scanning and digitizing page after page from rare hymnals. To date, he ...

Ronnie Floyd: 4 vital words that build a worship service

 
I have been thinking a lot about what it takes to build a worship service and even a worship ministry. What should we desire in the worship services and for the worship ministries in a local church? Let me suggest we should build our worship services upon four vital words. Theology We need to sing worship songs that are built upon a proper theology. Our view of God is obtained from Scripture. God’s sovereignty, holiness, justice and love ...

BCF alumni and students shine at Celebration of Praise

 
Students and alumni from The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville recently participated and led in worship during the fifth-annual Celebration of Praise, a ministry of the Washington and Holmes Baptist Associations. Celebration of Praise is an annual worship event in which churches in the surrounding area join together to form a massive choir and enjoy a time of corporate worship. This year’s Celebration of Praise was held Aug. 21 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley, Fla., with ...

Lauren Daigle tops list of Dove Awards nominees

 
Lauren Daigle, named New Artist of the Year at last year's Dove Awards, tops the list of this year's artist nominees with six nominations. Hillsong United and Chris Tomlin each received five. The Dove Awards are sponsored by the Gospel Music Association to honor the best in all genres of Christian music, and winners are determined by the votes of GMA members. This year's awards show will be Oct. 11 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville. Songwriter Jason Ingram garnered ...