Arts & Culture

The Indie Synth Worship of South of Royal – Christian Article

I love hymns accompanied by booming pipe organs in cavernous cathedrals. I also love hymns accompanied by synthesizers and drum machines in warehouse-style evangelical megachurches. Both can be beautiful ways to worship our great God, and I think more churches should make room for both styles (and everything in between). South of Royal is a church-based worship band that demonstrates the “synthesizers and drum machines” style of hymnody. Called everything from synth pop rock to indie synth worship, the band…

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Is the Church Where Creativity Goes to Die? – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Thomas Terry: We began talking a lot about creativity and theology. And as we were talking about it, we began to see that there was some serious problems. I’ve been a creative since I was 12 years old. I first started doing music and writing lyrics as a 12-year-old. It was kind of an escape for me. I…

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