The Theophilus project consists of songs written and recorded by artists and musicians of Pillar Church inspired by the bounteous wealth of the Gospel of Luke. We are excited to share it with you.
This is both a musical record of a part of our story, and a vision of where we are headed in our worship life together. We offer it to the church, as a gift, with the hope that it will enrich your life with God, and perhaps inspire other churches to explore what locally indigenous worship art can look like.
"Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first,* to write an orderly account for you, most excellent THEOPHILUS, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed."
Congregational singing is a central part of worship in our opinion. One of the ways that we work toward reconciling divisions and renewing the church is through music. The music we sing together in worship is a way of lifting our voices to God as a gathered body. We want that expression to be rich and contextual. So we want to take care that our musical expression in worship and in the rest of life is fitting to our place and setting. This might mean that we sing a great hymn of the faith on the organ, or we might sing a re-tuned hymn arranged with guitar and piano. We also try to write new music that uses the gifts of the artists in our community. And we pray that these expressions would all be for the glory of God as we hope for that day when we join in with "every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, ‘To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!’" (Revelation 5)