Sacred Winds Ensemble and Ministries

Christian outreach through the arts, music, and education.

Dr. James Castlen Retires from Board of Directors

In February 2017, Dr. James Castlen retired from the Sacred Winds Ministries Board of Directors. A founding member of the ministry, Dr. Castlen served with grace and enthusiasm offering wisdom grounded in years of Biblical study and service to the mission field. He and his wife Shelby served with the International Mission Board in the Philippines […]

Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation: How the Reformation Brought Light to Scripture’s Metanarrative

by Bill Haynes Metanarrative – the word itself is somewhat intimidating. It’s not a word that we use in normal everyday conversation. When we talk about metanarrative, we are simply referring to the “big story.” The story that gives everything else its proper place within the story. In the Reformation, there was a return to […]

Sola Gratia and Sola Fide: The Gift of Justification

by John Lucas Suppose  someone comes up and, without warning, punches you in the nose. Now even though it really hurt, you decide you are going to be the bigger person and forgive that person. But instead, they reply, “You don’t need to forgive me, I have already forgiven myself!” Now on top of that, […]

Sola Christus: One Path to God

by Josh Haywood The Reformation brought about a renewed commitment to the Word of God as the source of faith and practice for all the saints. Through that renewed commitment sprang the principles of the five solas. The fourth of these, solus Christus, is the heart of the gospel, that Christ, God in the Flesh, […]

Sola Scriptura: The Basis of Christian Belief

by Alan Dodson Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Holy Scriptures or by evident reason (for I can believe neither pope nor councils alone, as it is clear that they have erred repeatedly and contradicted themselves) I consider myself convicted by the testimony of Holy Scripture, which is my basis; my conscience […]

Martin Luther: From Fear to Faith

by Daryl Cornett Marin Luther was not born a Protestant. He entered the late medieval world in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, which had been dominated by over 1,000 years of the history and religious traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther’s reality was defined by strict hierarchical systems and authoritarianism in matters […]

Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

by Scott Gilbert The five solas of the Reformation represent guiding biblical principles for the Reformers. As two of the major issues of the Reformation were authority and the means of salvation, the first four solas present a clarion call to stand on Scripture alone, which tells us that salvation is by grace alone, through […]

These Great Things: By Grace Through Faith

There can be no human boasting in this saving relationship, but only glory given to the One who makes it possible for the dead to live. In the end, recipients of this grace humbly and joyfully proclaim these great things!

Summer Concert | June 12, 2016 – 3PM

These Great Things: By Grace Through Faith First Baptist Church | Pikeville, KY Program Ephesians 2:1-10; 19-22; 3:20-21 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons […]

2015 Tour Blog

From Adam Hopper, percussion For several years now, I have been fortunate enough to be asked to perform in the “Sacred Winds” ensemble for their summer residency.  Under the direction of Dr. Scott Bersaglia, the Sacred Winds have been performing in central and eastern Kentucky since 1997.  Their mission is to spread the gospel of […]

Testimonials

“I am impressed that the group is not satisfied with merely playing the standard repertoire.”

Thomas W. Bolton, Ph.D.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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