Keith Schwanz

Keith Schwanz lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and has served as a church musician, pastor, and seminary educator. Keith started Storian Press in 2013. In 2012 he participated in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, and drafted his first work of fiction. Since his wife Judi does quilting, he has started designing quilts for their grandchildren.
Keith wrote:
Marks of the Missional Church: Ecclesial Practices for the Sake of the World (with Libby Tedder Hugus & Jason Veach)
The Birth of a Hymn: Spiritual Biographies of 20 Hymn Writers and the Experiences that Inspired Them
Resources for Worship Planning: A Companion to the Hymnal Sing to the Lord
Shouts At Sunrise (The Abduction and Rescue of Don Cox)
The Caribbean: A Legacy of Love
Meeting Jesus
Keith edited and contributed to:
One in Christ: Reconciliation, Justice, and Mutuality
Missio Dei: A Wesleyan Understanding
Keith contributed to:
Postmodern and Wesleyan?: Exploring the Boundaries and Possibilities
Celebration Hymnal (Worship Resource Edition)
Since 2007, Keith has written a personal finance column for clergy, “It’s Your Money,” Pensions & Benefits USA, Church of the Nazarene
Keith has written for the Kansas City Star:
Lesson in the blue cap
Rural America sings a new song
Organ donation can save a life
Christians embrace new neighbors
Wanted: more diversity of thought
Keith has written for Holiness Today:
A Generational Shift
Why What We Sing About God Matters
The Ancient-Future Generation
True Worship

Works by this author

Language: English

Birth Of a Hymn

Keith Schwanz
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Herald of Holiness - April 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
John F. Hay
Keith Schwanz
Ed Felter
John W. May
James V. Langford
Michael A. Vasquez
Timothy R. Cassity
David J. Felter
William Goodman
William David Gebby
Neil C. Fitzgerald
Jerald Johnson
Dorothy Tarrant
David Pollock
Mark D. Berry
Two bells hung in archways overlooking a countryside.
The Christian's Relation to the World/ The Negative Power of Cursing/ Revival--Antidote for Oblivion/ Church of the Nazarene

4 The Christian’s Relationship to the World, John F. Hay
6 Democracy and Righteous People, Keith Schwanz
7 The Negative Power of Cursing, Ed Felter
10 Will the Sun Shine Again?, Ivan A. Beals
11 What If?, John W. May
12 Calamity Christians, J. V. Langford
14 Melting in the Night, Michael A. Vasquez
15 The Evolutionary Effect, Timothy R. Cassity
16 Revival - Antidote for Oblivion, David J. Felter
17 Christian Parents of Homosexuals, William Goodman

Complete magazine

Resources for Worship Planning

Keith Schwanz
Resources for Worship Planning

A companion to the hymnal Sing to the LORD.