church music

Music

Becoming Liturgy, by Nate Houge

Part of the Minneapolis posse of Lutheran musicians that includes Jona­than Rundman and Echelon, Nate Houge offers up a heartfelt CD that creates a gentle mood for worship and the time leading to it.

Books

Praying Twice, by Brian Wren

 In one of his earliest hymns, Brian Wren wrote that "we will not question or refuse the way you work, the means you choose, the pattern you weave." Yet in the 40 years since he wrote this verse, he has used his poetry, teaching and writing to question the way in which the church questions, names and explores God's ways in the world through corporate worship and Christian song.