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The Seedbed Blog by Chase Franklin International Ministries: Pentecostals Rediscovering their Wesleyan Heritage

“I’ve got something that I want you to pray about…”

When someone speaks these words to a friend or pastor, it’s normally out of personal need or an urgent and distressing situation. This need or situation will usually elicit a caring and loving response. If you are a pastor and you hear these words come from one of your denominational leaders, well, let’s just say that you never know what’s coming next or how it could change your life.

The Seedbed Blog by Chase Franklin International Ministries - In the Company of the Fathers: An Introduction

In the first class I took in seminary, the professor made an almost casual suggestion that remains perhaps the single most important piece of advice I received in my theological education. For every semester of seminary, he said, we should read the works of one Church Father to become grounded in the great tradition.

The Seedbed Blog by Chase Franklin International Ministries - Stuck in No-Man’s Land: The New Sound of Contemporary W...

Michael Hawn, a professor of church music at Perkins School of Theology, uses two basic categories when speaking about music in the church: cyclical and sequential. Cyclical music is typically made up of short texts supported by a simple melody that is easy to pick up by ear, and lends itself to both repetition and innovation. A good example might be the song “Isn’t He?” Sequential music is inherently literary in its form, is teleological in its structure (the “payoff” is at the end), and is often more musically complex. An example is “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

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