Tag: Praise songs


Cervantes and Praise Songs


I find it difficult to praise Him, while singing Hillsong's "Praise Him." I'm reading Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes. I came across the passage today where the Cannon discusses the inferiority of the popular books of chivalry whose authors write "without paying any attention to good...

Praise Songs: Pronouns


Should we ban the use of he pronouns "you," "I" and "me" in our praise and worship songs? Of course not, but the songs we sing on Sunday are full of them and they shouldn't be.  They reveal how we understand God and others and the world, but they also reinforce the...

Praise Songs and Higher Times


I know that I said I would look at praise and worship songs as an English teacher, but I'm cheating and looking at praise and worship songs wearing a philosophical hat. In a recent post, David Murrow explains "[w]hy men have stopped singing in church."  He says that there are...