Scott Aniol is an author, speaker, and teacher of worship, church music philosophy, culture, and aesthetics. In addition to serving as Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Seminary, Dr. Aniol regularly lectures around the country in churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries. He has also lectured in conferences and seminaries in Australia, Brazil, and Hong Kong

Dr. Aniol is the author of three books, Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship (BMH Books, 2009), Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World (Religious Affections Ministries, 2010), and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture (Kregel, 2015) as well as dozens of articles.

Dr. Aniol is the Editor-in-Chief of Artistic Theologian, a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal of worship and ministry arts published by the School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern. He also serves as Chair of the Biblical Worship Section of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Dr. Aniol has a burden that churches allow the Bible to regulate their worship instead of the prevailing culture. This requires that pastors and church musicians have a thorough understanding about what Scripture teaches regarding worship, beauty, and culture, subjects Scott has given his life to studying and teaching.

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