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Three Hymns for Pentecost

Christians throughout the world sing Pentecost hymns in celebration of Pentecost Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter. This celebration commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles following the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.The Pentecost, by El Greco (1541-1614) WikiArt.orgNew Testament Eyewitness AccountsEyewitness accounts from the New Testament book of Acts, […]

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Thankfulness and Gratitude

To Members of the Faith Music Connection community,From Dr. Larry Frazier A New NormalThankfulness and gratitude! 2020 has been a year like no other. The pandemic, along with political and social discord, leaped into our lives. In response, we have greatly altered the ways we gather for worship, sporting events, weddings, funerals, or even for […]

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America, the Beautiful?

2020 is a year of world-wide pandemic. It is also a year of severe political discord and civil unrest in the United States of America.Now, several days after the general election, some results are still in dispute. Riots broke out in several cities while officials counted the votes. Legal challenges before final results are certified […]

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Connection Opportunity Now

Connection Opportunity Now

The whole world is at war. Not the kind of war where nations throw their armies and weapons against each other in desperate attempts to destroy and dominate. No, the enemy is invisible, but its deadly casualties reach every nation on earth. Whole sectors of the economy are shut down. People shelter in their homes, […]

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One Hymn - Two Performances

One hymn – Two Performances

This week is Holy Week, 2019. Our focus is on a great hymn of personal devotion and commitment. “Just as I Am” is our Hymn of the Week.” Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871) is the author. Ironically, though born into a family of devout believers, she doubted her own personal faith.Just as You AreCharlotte Elliott was the […]

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And You Thought You Had it Bad

And You Thought You Had it Bad

And You Thought You Had it BadDid you ever have one of those days when everything seems to go against you? Maybe you have misplaced something important (or trivial). You spill coffee all over the counter as you pour yourself a cup. Next, you trip as you carry your plate across the kitchen. The plate […]

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Inspiration Beyond Depression

Cowper: Inspiration Beyond Depression

Inspiration Beyond DepressionEsteemed poet, brilliant hymn writer and devoted friend, William Cowper suffered from depression. This mental illness clearly took away some of the joy of living from a devout Christian believer. Today, over 200 years after his death, Cowper’s lyrics continue to inspire.Consider this tribute to Cowper by the great Romantic poet, Elizabeth Barrett […]

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Hymns from the Saints

Hymns from the Saints

Hymns from the SaintsAbout a year ago, my wife fell and fractured her right femur near the hip joint. This traumatic event required emergency hip-replacement surgery. The operation was successful, and she has fully recovered.TraumaSuch accidents happen all the time. But this event had major complications. We were not at home in Carrollton, Georgia. Furthermore, […]

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Inspiration Today

Inspiration Today

From the earliest beginnings of the church, Christians begin a new day with prayer, meditation and readings from scripture. Because of the nature of lyrical poetry, the book of Psalms provides many passages ideal for this purpose.Consider Psalm 191 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.2 Day to […]

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Hymns and Christian Conflict

Hymns and Christian Conflict

God of Grace and God of Glory is a most popular hymn enjoyed by Christians of a wide variety of beliefs and worship styles. Ironically, Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote it during a time of great conflict among Christians in the United States. Fierce Religious Battle Fosdick was one of the most controversial religious leaders of […]

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