Music & day to day christianity

Miscellaneous Mutterings, chiefly concerning Music

October 26, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeSome random thoughts, inspired by the TWIST conference

Bishopscourt: sentiment triumphs over sense

October 19, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeOn Monday night, Synod made a bad decision

Surprised by extent of growth

October 12, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeI'm very pleased to have had my fears about lack of church attendance growth in Sydney Diocese allayed.

Time to pay the rent

October 5, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeChurches should not wait for government to act on Indigenous justice

Synod and the end of Anglican worship

September 28, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeIt's Synod time again. One small bill may have big implications...

A right to die?

September 21, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeThe euthanasia debate is back

Turn down the volume

September 14, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeA couple of years ago I had an argument with a friend about the loudness of music in church. I intelligently responded that he was being a bit of a fuss-pot. But I'm starting to think differently.

Getting people to church

September 7, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeIt's always been difficult to get Australians to church.

John Newton: Australia’s Godfather

August 31, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeJohn Newton - best known for penning Amazing Grace - had a remarkable influence on Australian Christianity.

The Good Old Days

August 24, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeWhy are young Christians so hopeless, and why is the future so dismal?

Sing a New Song(list)

August 17, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeLike a fruit tree, a church song list needs regular pruning if it is to remain healthy.

Anne Rice and the problem with Christian Communities

August 10, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeThe deconversion of Anne Rice sheds light on the problem with "Christian Communities"

The Power of the Cross

August 3, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeCraig Schwarze defends and clarifies his arguments regarding the dumping of traditional hymns.

It is not death to die

July 27, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeIn Victorian times, everyone wanted to talk about death, and no-one wanted to talk about sex. In the modern era, it is precisely the reverse.

When less is best

July 20, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeDo you need to strip your music back to the essentials?