Tabletalk: How did you become interested in composing hymns? R.C. Sproul: During the Reformation, Martin Luther wanted to reform the whole church—primarily at the point of doctrine. But he also said that the life of the church has to be enriched by more than just doctrine. And so Luther composed music. Second only to biblical truth, he argued, music stirs the soul and brings it to the transcendent majesty of reverence and worship. An “ah-ha!” moment happened to me when I went on a trip to Eastern Europe at the time when the Soviet Union collapsed. We went into …
Jeff Lippencott is an Emmy-nominated composer responsible for the music of many television series and film scores. He is cofounder of Ah2 Music in Valencia, Calif.