By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Libs don’t like to hear this hymn, but we do: requested by Erlene and sung here by Tennessee Ernie Ford–Onward Christian Soldiers.

(I wonder how many of us never saw an old-fashioned record player like this. It was the music technology that my generation grew up with, folks.)

Bonus Hymn, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

This is the kind of hymn that I grew up with–choir and piano, Onward, Christian Soldiers, at the Laodicean Church of God. It ministers to me just now.

I’m getting nowhere pretty fast today, I haven’t got a trace of an idea for a Newswithviews piece, and I’ve got another book to review for Chalcedon and I might as well get back to work on it… So I’ll see you later.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Onward, onward… Something’s got to keep me going. We all have work to do for Christ’s Kingdom.

The credits with this video went every which way. Maybe that’s what I liked about it. Onward, Christian Soldiers, featuring the St. Philips Boys’ Choir–I think.

By Request, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

A lot of squishy churches won’t sing this hymn anymore. Shame on them: they crave this fallen world’s approval.

Requested by Erlene, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy–Onward, Christian Soldiers.

Sing it louder, so those churches can hear you.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

This is one of those hymns that makes Christ’s enemies gnash their teeth–Christ Shall Have Dominion. If it sounds like Onward, Christian Soldiers, that’s because Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame) wrote the melody that’s used for both.

May Christ’s dominion come today.

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’ (Mahalia!)

Wow! This rendition by Mahalia Jackson literally gave me goosebumps. If this doesn’t pump you up, send for an ambulance.

Onward, Christian Soldiers, sung like you wouldn’t believe by Mahalia Jackson. Go for it!

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

The first time I tried to post this, I got a spirited rendition of Turkey in the Straw. It’s been that kind of day.

Ah, there it is–Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. Without a turkey.

‘Christ Shall Have Dominion’

“ElderMike” inspired me with a comment late last night–yes, let’s celebrate Christ’s victory! Especially now–we especially need to do it now.

Christ Shall Have Dominion and Onward, Christian Soldiers share the same melody by Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.

I wish I had friends to sing hymns with. Wherever two or three are gathered in Christ’s name… He’s there, too.

Chalcedon Marches On

The Sanctuary Choir at First Methodist Church, Houston

You can’t always see what a ministry is doing; and sometimes what a minister of the gospel does will take years to show up on the radar.

In “Rushdoony’s Future Impact,” Mark Rushdoony predicts R.J. Rushdoony’s impact on the church and on the culture will only grow more telling–“because he addresses issues which the church has refused to address, but will be forced to at some point.”

Many readers of Rushdoony’s works show surprise when they learn the book was first published in the 1960s or 70s, yet seems still more applicable two decades into the 21st century (Rushdoony died in 2001). No one even had a keener insight into church and culture: you’d almost swear he had a crystal ball.

So Chalcedon’s mission includes keeping Rushdoony’s books in print–after all, some of these fields have yet to yield their fruit.

Reader Input Wanted: Can you think of any pressing issues which the church in America has ducked so far, but will some day have to be addressed?

‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’

Flatline waffy-daffy churches really don’t like this hymn at all–but the rest of us love it: Onward, Christian Soldiers, performed here by the students at Fountainview Academy. With a piano in the middle of the woods, no less.