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Text, Music, Context

Worship Ministry • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Text, Music, Context is a resource for reviewing worship materials. This resource has a variety of applications for congregations.

The purpose of Text, Music, Context (TMC) is to provide a process for pastors, musicians, and others involved in worship planning to work through in assessing a variety of worship materials.

Far from simply providing lists of what is and is not appropriate for use in worship, the questions and commentary contained in TMC identify important issues regarding the theological content of texts, the nature of music in worship, and larger issues concerning the nature and purpose of corporate worship.

The revised edition is available for purchase from Concordia Publishing House.


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To order copies of TMC, call Concordia Publishing House at 800-325-3040 (item # S05505) or order online.


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