Tag Archives: music

The Power of Music

Finally, we have published our book about the power and morality of music. It was worth the time it took to write this book just to have family time together.The unique perspective of each member was of great valuable. The book has 300 pages and is now available at our on-line store. ~  

A Bates Sized Project


Over the last month, I’ve had the privilege of working on a cover design for the Bates family’s newest project: a soon-to-be-released music CD featuring 13 rousing hymns for piano arranged exclusively by Erin Bates! And like pretty much everything else the Bates family does, it is not your normal sized project. 🙂 Being in […]

Music Standards, Part 3

Part 1: How music communicates a moral or immoral message Part 2: The importance of rejecting wrong music Part 3: Rejoice in the Lord ye righteous! I was excited to discover why I had been hindered from getting these posts posted for so long: the opportunity to experience and comment on the singing of the […]

Music Standards, Part 2

Based on the foundation explained in Part 1 we will now look at the importance of purity in music used for Christian worship. There is a raging battle in the Christian life between the Spirit and the flesh (Romans 6-8). Paul stressed that Christian liberty is no license to gratify the flesh (Gal. 5:13) and […]

Music Standards, Part 1

I have wanted to put up a blog for several months explaining why we accept some music and reject other music in Church and in our family regardless of the lyrics of the music. Music is an expression of the heart (Job 29:13, Psalm 28:7, 57:7, 108:1, 138:1, Isaiah 65:14, Zeph. 3:14, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians […]