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Music that builds

It was the end of August and I was privileged to be asked to speak to my own congregation about ‘How music builds the church’.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin
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Teaching about music is good for a church musician to do every now and then, because it’s useful for the congregation to hear the work and thought that goes in to putting a service together. Also, it forces the musician to re-evaluate and articulate publicly to his/her own congregation the reason for doing the things the way we do. I often speak to other churches about music (someone said that my talk should be able to give itself by now), but your own congregation is a bit of a different bag. I found myself spending hours in preparation making sure that I was letting Scripture form my theology of music rather than the many voices I hear every week.