About Me

Greg Scheer
greg@gregscheer.com

Writings

Indonesian translation of The Art of Worship. Forthcoming.

"Retune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace: How Old Hymn Texts Found a New Home Among Evangelicals"


"Shout to the Lord: Praise & Worship from Jesus People to Gen X" in New Songs of Celebration Render (GIA, ed. C. Michael Hawn 2013)

Guidebook. Chinese Baptist Press, 2013. The Art of Worship translated into Chinese by Yvette Lau. Read the catalog description or go directly to the ordering page.

"Singing the Spirit." Reformed Worship (March 2013 No.107, p18), with Elly Boersma, and Laura de Jong. Among a number of recommendations for Pentecost songs is my song based on Veni Creator Spiritus, O Holy Spirit, Come!.


Review: Rock-a My Soul: An Invitation to Rock Your Religion by David Nantais (Pastoral Music, Nov 2011)

Guest in the Q&A column of Reformed Worship, June 2011, issue #100, on pages 46-47 on the role of the offering in worship.


"Perfect Harmony?" Reformed Worship. Sept 2010, No. 97, p27.

"Musical Mentoring." Creator Magazine. March/April 2010, Vol 32, No 2, pp15-17. This is more or less a reprint of the article that appeared in Reformed Worship, but this version includes a section on my early baseball career.


"Fair Trade Music." Ethnodoxology, December 2009, Issue 4.2. Addresses the issue of fair compensation for global music in western hymnals.

"Nothing But the Truth: The Worship Arts as a Theology of the Heart." MSM NEWS, Methodist School of Music, Singapore (Aug 2009)

The Art of Worship is now published in a Korean translation by YWAM Korea (Aug 2009)

"A musical ichthus: Praise & worship and Evangelical identity". International Journal of Community Music Volume 2 Number 1, pp91-97 (May 2009)

Review of What Would Jesus Sing? in Pastoral Music, Feb 2009: 50-51.


"Sing to the Lord a New Psalm" Call to Worship, Volume 41.4, 2008: 16-24.

A brief article discussing various ways to sing Psalm in modern worship. It includes four of my Psalm settings: Rest in the Lord, My Soul (Psalm 127), Hear My Words, O Lord (Psalm 5), Sing to God Our Strength (Psalm 81), and Deeper than the Sea (Psalm 36:5-9).


"A New Thing: modern music for Advent" Worship Arts, Nov/Dec 2007: 7-9

Singing the Psalms in Modern Worship.” Reformed Worship, June 2007 Number 84: 46-47.

A short overview of modern Psalmody followed by a review of eight CDs.

"Ascension Songs: Looking Beyond Your Hymnal" Reformed Worship. No. 83, March 2007: 10-13. 

2007 Writings for the Calvin Institute of Worship Website

Piano Arrangements for Congregational Singing
Review of Heart Sounds' Global Worship 2 CD
The Joy of Music in Community: Reflections on Gloriae Dei Cantores
Report on “Singing God’s Song Faithfully” conference


"The Changing World of Church Music" Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox, December 2006.

The Art of Worship: A Musician's Complete Guide to Modern Worship Leadership. Baker Books, 2006

“Hands Around the World: An Introduction to African and Latin American Percussion in Worship.” The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song. Vol. 57, No. 3, Summer 2006: 16-22.

"Lectionary Music Aids, Year C" Call to Worship, vol. 40.1, 2006

"Worship Composition: Looking Back, Looking Forward" Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, June/July 2006 (vol. 21, no. 6): 6-10. Also available online.

2006 Writings for the Calvin Institute of Worship Website

Review of Hilariter's The Whole Bright World Rejoices
Singing the Psalms in Modern Worship: A Review of Psalm CDs
Introduction to Playing Bass on a Worship Team
Teaching Music Ministry: syllabi and resources
Meditations on Lenten Hymns
Participant-Observation of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church


"Pay It Forward: The Importance of Mentoring Musicians" Reformed Worship. March 2005, Number 75: 34-35.

This article explores ways music ministers can take younger or less-experienced musicians under their wings in a combination of spiritual discipleship and musical apprenticeship that can be called musical mentoring.

Blended Worship: Something Old, Something New (2003)

Part 1 of an article that appeared at the Lifeway website.

Broader Blending: New Sources for a More Colorful Worship Palette (2003)

Part 2 of the above article.

Review of "Heart of the Artist." Reformed Worship. March 2002, Number 63,

Assorted CD and hymnal reviews Worship Leader Magazine (2000-2002)

"Blended Worship: Something Old, Something New" Polyphony, 1998; re-published in the CCG Journal, 2000

Cave Paintings (1994-97)

Various (somewhat dated) etchings from the walls of my life.

Cruel Inventions (1993)

A study of artistic restrictions in the field of Contemporary Christian Music. Written while I was studying at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kurt Weill: A State of Analysis Report (1992)

Have you ever wondered what music theorists think about Kurt Weill, composer of the Three Penny Opera? Well, this is the paper for you! It is a 23 page state of research report written while working on my master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh.