Tag: poetry


Praise Songs: Sound


I am totally cheating on this one.  I'm using a song that will not likely be sung in church. But I just have to share Josh Garrels with anyone who will listen.  His music is incredible.  You don't need to be a Christian to think so.  He's just good and...

Praise Songs: Central Purpose


I teach senior English and early in every term, I assign a paragraph.  Usually it's some simple literary analysis.  I don't even need to look at them to know that 60% of them will read like a tangled fishing line.  For many, the best we can hope for is that all the...

Praise Songs: Meaningful Metaphors


Katheryn Scott's "At the Foot of the Cross" contains these words: Trade these ashes in for beauty And wear forgiveness like a crown Coming to kiss the feet of mercy I lay every burden down At the foot of the cross  I've sang this song quite a few times and...

An English Teacher Looks at Praise and Worship Songs


One of the things we do in church is sing.  I love singing.  When I was a kid I didn't; I think I must have driven the Sunday school teachers crazy.   I was one of a group of boys who delighted in changing the lyrics of the Sunday school songs...