Music, Worship

Blog Updates and Music Articles

Music notation sheet lying near piano keys

 

I’ve been making Bible study notes on old-fashioned paper lately, as I work on the back-end of my websites. I’ll be back to posting regularly soon, Lord willing, but until then, here are some links and resources that may interest you.

God bless!

 

  • In this short article, Scott Aniol gives some illustrations to back the argument that music is not morally neutral. Because humans are communicating something with music, both with style and content, it cannot be morally neutral:  Is music a neutral thing?
  • Music minister Dan Cogan writes about why he excludes songs from Hillsong and Jesus Culture (a ministry of Bethel Church) in his church’s worship: Why I Don’t Sing the Songs of HillSong…
  • What are some criteria to be used in deciding whether or not to use certain songs in worship? Not just any song will do
  • A beautiful worship song and one of my favorites: Complete in Thee – YouTube
Blogging, Technology

Moving on

Today I’ll be moving this blog to the self-hosted WordPress platform. I’ll have more control over the look of the site and am hoping to make it more accessible for low vision users and those who rely on screen readers.

Things may look different but hopefully everything will keep running smoothly as expected. If not, you’ll know I messed up somewhere in the move (haha!) You can also keep in touch with me through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gospelwine/

For anyone else looking to move to self-hosting, there’s a pretty good guide here: https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-move-your-blog-from-wordpress-com-to-wordpress-org/

I would add that I had trouble moving files with another website that I manage as the importer tool didn’t seem to work with the latest version of WordPress. I had to install an OLDER version of WordPress, import my files, then update to the latest version. Research and pray!

Blessings to all!

Bible Study, Genesis

Light and Darkness

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:3-4 Day One of Creation

As I mentioned in a previous post, the light written about in these verses does not appear to be the same as the creation of the sun, moon, and stars which God brought into being on day four of creation week.

Searching for references to creation, light, and darkness in Scripture yield many, many results which aids in our understanding of the “light” and “darkness” that God created. Reading about the passages throughout the Bible that have to do with these terms gives us not only a better understanding for interpretation purposes, but also for practical application.

It is difficult to narrow down which verses to feature here! As I read verses about light, darkness, and creation, I was diverted for quite some time, thankful that the LORD is pleased to show us something of His glory in His Word.


The story of God in the Bible begins with God. It ends with God. It is filled with the work and nature of God. The LORD created man and blessed him, but God is, was, and always will be supreme. We are created for His purposes.

Continue reading “Light and Darkness”
Bible, Bible Study

Bible Binge Reading

I’m wanting to continue posting as I read through Genesis, but before I get back into that, I wanted to encourage anyone who had read about the 25 Day Bible Reading Plan to seriously think about doing it if you haven’t already.

It doesn’t have to be 25 days. There’s my 35 Day Plan. You can even make your own schedule.

In this article from missionary Tim Berrey, he gives lots of practical advice and encouragement for completing a fast read through the Bible and why you really should consider it. He links to another good article about binge reading the Bible, too.

Think of all the time spent with social media, tv, and being distracted by advertisements and mindless web surfing. If you can trade that time for Bible reading, you can truly be redeeming the time, and being a better steward of it.

Instead of binge watching a tv series or movies, binge read the Bible! If you do it, please share with me about your experience.