A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns: Benedictions and Farewells

By Joe LaGuardia A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns is a series on hymnody and worship in the church.  By incorporating personal testimony and theological reflection, the series draws meaning and strength from sacred songs past and present.  This article concludes the series. Benedictions are important in every Order of Worship.  Whether tied to a traditional orContinue reading “A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns: Benedictions and Farewells”

A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: Controversy!

By Joe LaGuardia A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns is a series on hymnody and worship in the church.  By incorporating personal testimony and theological reflection, the series draws meaning and strength from sacred songs past and present. Hymns and hymnals have not been without controversy.  At times, controversy erupts when publishers change beloved verses in theContinue reading “A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: Controversy!”