Interview with David Williams: 17th Annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference February 13-15, 2020: “God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music”

Interview with David Williams: 17th Annual Andrews University Music & Worship Conference February 13-15, 2020: “God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music”

“God’s Love and the Heart of Adventist Worship & Music” is an interesting title! Tell us more about it and why it was chosen for this year. Well, a few things. It’s circumstantial – the date that we chose is over Valentine’s Day. And while this is also a beautiful liturgical theme, people might just be thinking about love on February 14. I was

Why Is There No Thanksgiving Music?

Why Is There No Thanksgiving Music?

Today I went into a retail store and was immediately accosted with secular Christmas music. Now I don’t have anything against Christmas—or Christmas music for that matter. In fact, for the majority of the known world Christmas represents the birthday of the most important person I know and love: Jesus! (even if they don’t actually believe in, know,

Celebrating the 500 Year Legacy of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is our God”

Celebrating the 500 Year Legacy of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is our God”

The famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven once said: “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.” Perhaps many, especially musicians, know this famous quote by one of the most illustrious composers of all time. However, over 200 years earlier, Martin Luther, a fellow German, a

Singing the Real Tune

Singing the Real Tune

When I lived in Pakistan, I often had to switch schools midyear because of Sabbath observance problems. One such school I attended was Miss McMullen’s high school in Lahore. As many of you know, Pakistan was once part of India and was ruled by the British until August 14, 1947. After the partition, many British citizens chose to stay on rather than