Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts.

Ephesians 5:19

Apart from being enjoyable and enriching the soul, music has a story. While many of our psalms, hymns and spiritual songs are familiar and well-worn, there are still stories to be told about where our music comes from and why it matters. The Hymn Blog is a millennial perspective on hymns, liturgy and the mission of the Church. It is a also space to reflect on the significance of hymn texts, tunes, liturgy and scripture, with an eye toward peace and justice in the post-modern world.

What are some of your favorite hymns and songs? Why are they important to you?  I would love to hear from you. Send me an email using the address below.

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Mitchell is a church-hopping, apocalypse-loving, ecumenist with a passion for music, justice and community. Mitchell has served as handbell director at the First Presbyterian Church of Holt since August 2018. Aside from arranging and composing handbell music, Mitchell is interested in developing innovative rehearsal techniques and writing about the history of church music.  Mitchell also works to bring multi-denominational liturgical practices to the campus community through Campus Edge Fellowship.

In his day job, Mitchell is a computational scientist analyzing images of plants and solving arcane math problems. As a member of the Plant Morphology lab at Michigan State University, he studies the shape of plant structures using x-ray computed tomography and topological data analysis.  Mitchell holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science and a minor in Music from Ripon College in Ripon, WI

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