Rebecca Slough teaches worship and the arts at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and served as managing editor of Hymnal: A Worship Book (Brethren Press and Faith & Life Press).
Hymns are “important in the history of ideas, the formation of culture, and the inner life of individual readers,” J. R. Watson reminds us in this time when the disciplines of hymn writing and singing are undervalued by many Christian worshipers.
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