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What is the relationship between music and worship?

Worship and music are such an important aspect to the life and community of a local church. And there have been diverse answers to the questions surrounding the kinds of music and the depth of the lyrics.

Calvary University’s Dr. Mike Dodds invited Dr. Ian Guthrie, Assistant Professor of Music at Calvary University, to discuss music and its relationship to faithful and meaningful worship.



  • Westermeyer, Paul. Te Deum: The Church and Music. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1988.
  • Dawn, Mava J. Reaching Out Without Dumbing DownA Theology of Worship for This Urgent TimeGrand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995.
  • MacArthur, John. Charismatic Chaos. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.

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