PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The great trove of Holy Week music is firmly rooted in church, and on Good Friday, First Presbyterian Church is bringing Bach back to his roots, presenting his “St. John Passion” as he did — not as performance but as prayer.
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(RNS) It would have been easy to join the chorus of helpless whining. And maybe I did join it from time to time. If so, I hope the impulse to complain will vanish with the crocus and the daffodil.
SYDNEY (RNS) Perhaps most remarkable is that a globally influential church like Hillsong could flourish at all in Australia, where in 2011 nearly a third of Australians said their religious affiliation was either ‘no religion’ or not stated.
The documentary “They Will Have To Kill Us First” focuses on the censorship of music in Mali and how musicians are reacting.
Lap steel and pedal steel guitars were embraced in worship in place of an organ. Today Robert Randolph is one of the most talented sacred steel musicians around.
Ten-time Grammy-award winning artist Bobby McFerrin believes music has a transcendent spiritual power.
(RNS) The bios of the musicians who make up Micah’s Rule read like many country/inspirational Christian artists. But what they don’t mention is that the musicians are an openly gay man, transgender woman and a lesbian.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Terrorism stories are rarely happy stories, and yet the path Timothy O'Leary has taken — from bringing the controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer'' to St. Louis last year to the Sheldon's second annual Sept. 11 memorial concert this Sunday — ends with a hopeful, permanent pairing of faith and the arts in St. Louis. By Tim Townsend.