Music & day to day christianity

Have evangelical preachers lost their way?

July 6, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeIs it possible our preachers have embraced the very values that the original evangelicals rejected?

Passionate about your music?

June 29, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeWhat are your favourite contemporary church songs?

An underused music resource

June 22, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeThe most beautiful and important musical instrument ever devised is the human voice. It is also, clearly, the key element in church music.

A letter to my music team

June 15, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeEach week I write a short letter to my music team. Here's a recent one...

How to improve your music ministry by 300% in 3 weeks

June 8, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeWhen I was made music director at my church, I introduced a small reform. A simple but controversial idea.

In the Valley

June 1, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeWe need songs for grief as well as joy

What makes a good song?

May 25, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeFive guidelines for selecting good church songs.

Will heaven be any good?

May 17, 2010 | Craig Schwarze"Even if heaven were true," said my friend, "I wouldn't want to go there."

Songs for Little Rooms

May 4, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeThe latest release from Emu tries something a little bit different...

Should we celebrate Anzac day at church?

April 27, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeShould we acknowledge commemorative days in our church services?

A good question needing a good answer

April 20, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeA particular criticism of Christians keeps popping up time and again in the media. How should we answer it?

Sing a New Song

April 13, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeChurches now have access to a whole heap of fresh, new congregational songs - and they are being produced right here in Australia.

Empowering the Laity

April 6, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeWhy is it so hard?

Should church meet my social needs?

March 30, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeIs church "only" about hearing the gospel?

Top 10 Best Australian Church Songs

March 16, 2010 | Craig SchwarzeWhat are the best contemporary church songs from Australia? Let me tell you...