We gather together on Sunday mornings, in churches old and new. In "Sunday best" and casual attire. In old wooden pews and folding chairs. No matter where or how we worship, we come together for the same reasons - to feed our souls, to shape and strengthen our faith, to be reminded of who God is.
We retell the stories of our faith, we remember God's promises, we claim God's victory over the world, we pray and praise and recite what we believe.
And we can do it all through singing. This is the power of musical theology.
Theology is "the study of the nature of God and religious belief." Musical theology refers to hymns and songs with rich, meaningful text that speaks to who God is and what we believe.