This week, the Gang loiters outside a mega-church conference, enticed by the big-band jams vibrating through the concrete to their high-tops. They've decided to forego the meeting this time because they've gotten "swept away" in conversation about the experience they could be having in there. They raise important questions about the content of today's evangelical Christian praise music: What is it teaching us? Should sound theology stop when we sing? Do we shut our minds off in praise, or should the words encourage active engagement with the word of God? Does Todd think the whole point is to make us feel happy? Seems today's trend is sentimentalism. But what of liturgy and proclaiming biblical truths and actual Scripture? Our hosts have plenty to say about it! Plus, find out if Carl is a Closet Psalmist, when the last time Todd wore a choir robe, and if Aimee has looked upon the wine lately.
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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Friday, December 26, 2014 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
There's something in the water alright.
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
What are we singing in church?
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
A few highlights from around the interweb...
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Explaining the obvious. Though the obvious should need no explanation.
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Because sometimes the Art of Manliness Blog can inspire theological parallels.
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Today is an important day for God's people in the wilderness.
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
My top picks including my "Book of the Year"
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Mortification of Spin takes on the issue of battered pastors.
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Not just a movement -- a podcast!
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
A pungent review of a new book on evangelical sentimentalism.

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »