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Faith & Worship

Music supplied by children’s choirs sends the first wave of Worship & Music conferees home on a high note

With the final work by artist-in-residence Steve Prince and his students welcoming everyone gathered in Anderson Auditorium at Montreat Conference Center to “come unto me,” Friday’s worship at the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Worship & Music Conference capped a week of thoughtful, prayerful, community-building worship that put glorious music by people of all ages front and center.

‘No water necessary. No waiting required’

Worship during the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Worship & Music Conference being held this week at Montreat Conference Center continues with its pattern of seamless and beautiful liturgy and quality musicianship, the latter provided Thursday by Dr. Tony McNeill on piano and Eric Wall on organ.

A biblical story with ‘all the makings of a Marvel movie’

With a nod to the rain that’s pounded Montreat Conference Center since the start of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Music & Worship Conference, those gathered to worship Wednesday opened the service by singing “There Shall be Showers of Blessing” and “Rain Down.”

Discrepancies in the legal system are nothing new

Moving on from Creation to the Torah, Dr. William Brown made the case Wednesday that the current struggle to determine what’s concrete in, say, the interpretation of laws under the U.S. Constitution was vexing for folks in Old Testament times as well.

A tug-of-war with the communion loaf

Children; brass, rhythm and string instruments; and communion all found their way into worship Tuesday at the Presbyterian Association of Musicians’ Worship & Music Conference.