• Sing a New Song. But Only One.

    The psalmist commands us, “Sing to the Lord a new song. Then sing several familiar songs.” Okay, I made that last part up. Lest I be cursed for adding to Scripture, I’ll go ahead and recant. But I do think it’s good (albeit uninspired) advice. Let me explain. Several months ago a pastor friend asked […]

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  • Gutenberg and Luther

    At the end of October, Protestants around the world give thanks to God for the Reformation, the sixteenth-century movement which reclaimed the glorious doctrine of salvation by grace from the obscuring veils of Roman traditions. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther sounded the birth of the Reformation by posting his Ninety-Five Theses in protest of […]

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  • Reformation Music: A Late-comer’s Guide

    So you have just over a month before Reformation Sunday 500, and you’re wondering how you can help your church make the most of it. Perhaps you weren’t able to plan ahead, so now you feel like you’re scrambling. I can empathize. That’s my story at the moment. I’m the music director at my church. […]

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  • Reformation Hymn Backstory

    “How did you come to work with Bob Kauflin?” I’ve heard that question a lot in the last 6-7 months. The short answer is, I asked. The longer answer covers about a decade. Let me share it with you. I’ve appreciated Bob Kauflin before I knew who he was. Before he was with Sovereign Grace Music, […]

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  • Rediscoveries of the Reformation

    The year was 1977. The man was Manolis Andronikos. He was a Greek archeologist, and he discovered a priceless treasure in the town of Vergina, in northern Greece. Andronikos and his team unearthed a burial ground of ancient Greek kings, including the famed Philip II of Macedon, Alexander the Great’s father. The treasures were priceless, […]

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  • A Penny Saved

    Church Works Media exists in great part because of a blog started several years ago by Chris Anderson. We wanted to re-connect to this part of CWM’s heritage as we launch our new blog, so we’re bringing back Chris’s original title: “My Two Cents.” The main reason that many people resonated with Chris’s blog was […]

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