Preserving Traditions – Setting Precedents – Leading Culture

Having been granted unprecedented access deep in the heart of Thailand, at the National Museum, site of the former 18th-century palace grounds next to the Grand Palace, this music-arts video was filmed. It is the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

Thai dance and psalm-tones harken back to the glorious Ayutthaya Kingdom (1351-1767) when Thai art and culture reached its zenith and flourished. Psalm praising and praying is a way of speaking and singing the words at the same time. The melodic contours of the words are enhanced, the tempo unhurried, allowing the listener to ponder the beauty of the words.

The Psalms for the last three-and-a-half millennia have endeared believers of all nations. As Christianity flourishes in Thailand, the psalms are being embraced as their own.

A Music-Arts video from the Album: The Psalms of David Praised & Prayed to Thai Classical Music (2013)


Collaboration with members and faculty of the Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Thailand’s national school of music and fine arts, has broadened opportunities to promulgate the Word and highlight Thailand’s beautiful cultural arts worldwide.



Tyndale Theological Seminary, Hurst, TX, includes “Worship Arts and Church Music” course for Pastoral Training and Theology studies

The biblical approach to the topic on music and worship taught by Dr. Arnfield Cudal is now part of Tyndale’s pastoral training and biblical theology tracks. Dr. Arnfield Cudal lectured at the Tyndale Heritage Lecture Series in June. Music and worship studies remain a core requirement at Hark Seminary.

Related Topics:

Will the Real Worship Leader Please Stand Up?!
The Case for Inclusive Psalmody
Why the Church needs to sing (or at least, speak) the Hymns of the Bible
What are the spiritual songs of the Bible and why do we need to know them?



Hark Seminary graduates receive MABS degrees in the Philippines

Eleven students from the Iligan and Iloilo campuses received their Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) after three years of intensive study with Dr. Richfield Cudal. Dr. Valeriano G. Murillo was the commencement speaker at Iligan and Dr. Arnfield Cudal at Iloilo.




Dr. Richfield Cudal and Dr. Arnfield Cudal in Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Richfield Cudal spoke at the 50th Anniversary commemoration of Nonthaburi Baptist Church where he served as pastor 40 years ago.
Dr. Arnfield Cudal also taught a three-hour seminar on the topic of music and worship. Attendees came from Nonthaburi, Romphrakun, and area churches. Here, music is presented by the Romphrakun Choir.

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Additional 200 books by Dr. Richfield Cudal and Dr. Arnfield Cudal printed and distributed

The Incomparable Lord Jesus Christ and The Ultimate Guide to Worship Arts in Thai and English were printed and distributed at seminars in Thailand, Philippines, and USA.

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by Richfield A. Cudal

Faith is an important component of Christian living. Our Lord Jesus emphasized the importance of living by faith and the Bible speaks volumes about faith. Biblical usage of the word “faith” reveals that faith has two applications: the noun “faith” and the verb “faith.”

The word faith as a noun connotes a belief system of doctrine. As a verb, the word generally means to trust in something or someone, to have a persuasion of an idea perceived to be true, or to place one’s confidence in an object along with the assurance that the confidence is valid. Faith was manifested in the lives of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, David, Daniel and a host of others who believed God and His word (cf. Heb 11). Their lives exemplified the faith marked by conviction, belief, and promise of reward.

The dominant concept of faith in Scripture is about choosing to believe, possessing, exercising, and, more importantly, increasing our faith in the Lord, which He seems to delight in.

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หนังสือ “แนวทางพื้นฐานสู่ศิลปะการนมัสการพระเจ้า” บทที่ 3
อาร์นฟิลด์ พี. คูดัล :  เขียน
วิษฐิดา มีสุทธา : แปลและเรียบเรียง

คริสเตียนหลายคนยึดติดอยู่กับธรรมบัญญัติของโมเสส/ระบบพระวิหารโดยไม่รู้เกี่ยวกับตำแหน่งอิสรภาพใหม่ซึ่งเรามีในพระคริสต์ ซึ่งปัจจุบันสิ่งที่เรายึดติดนั้นไม่มีผลอะไรและเลิกใช้แล้วในเวลานี้ ซึ่งเป็นเวลาแห่งการประทานพระคุณมาให้ ด้วยเหตุนี้ ให้ใช้เวลาทำความเข้าใจเรื่องนี้ ว่าความหมายรองของการหมอบกราบลง (proskyneō) หรือความคิดหรือความรู้สึกของการนับถือและเคารพบูชาถูกโอนให้กับดนตรี

การนำดนตรีมาแทนที่กิจกรรมต่างๆของปุโรหิตในพระวิหาร การนำการอ้างอิงเชิงสัญลักษณ์มาใช้ และเพราะแท่นบูชาเป็นที่ซึ่งนำสัตวบูชามาถวาย เวลานี้เราจึงเข้าใกล้แท่นบูชาด้วย “การถวายดนตรี” ด้วยเหตุนี้ ดนตรีจึงมีลักษณะความหมายเชิงสัญลักษณ์ แม้ว่าในทางปฏิบัติและความตั้งใจของเราใช้ดนตรีโดยคาดหวังว่าจะไปถึงทางเข้าหรือได้เข้าใกล้พระเจ้ามากขึ้น

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Dr. Arnfield Cudal Speaking Itinerary

June 8 & 9
Tyndale Heritage Lecture Series
Tyndale Theological Seminary
Hurst, Texas

July 7
Music & Worship Seminar & Commencement
HARK Theological Seminary
Iligan City, Philippines

July 8
Sermon: “What is Biblical Worship?”
Covenant Baptist Church
Iligan City, Philippines

July 11
Music & Worship Seminar & Commencement
HARK Theological Seminary
Iloilo City, Philippines

July 22
Music Seminar & Master Class
Nonthaburi Baptist Church
Nonthaburi, Thailand

Arnfield P. Cudal, MBA, PhD
Author, composer, and international music producer, Dr. Arnfield Cudal, will be speaking and conducting seminars at churches and seminaries in the USA and Asia this summer. He will be speaking on the topic of music and worship arts from his book The Ultimate Guide to Worship Arts (HARK 2016).

A lifelong church musician, he has served as Music Director, Worship Arts Leader, Concert Series Director, Choirmaster, Pianist and Organist at churches of all denominations over a span of 40 years throughout the USA, Thailand, and Philippines.

He is Vice President of Development and Operations at HARK Theological Seminary and is Executive Producer for HARK Music Publications. His recently released book, The Ultimate Guide to Worship Arts 2016 has been translated into Thai in 2017.

Dr. Arnfield Cudal returns with Dr. Richfield Cudal to Nonthaburi Baptist Church in celebrating their 50th anniversary where Dr. Richfield Cudal served as pastor and Arnfield served as pianist 40 years ago.