No problem, Jasper. You get the benefit of the doubt around here, as
far as I'm concerned. Thanks for saying this, though.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> I am sorry if my comments seemed offensive to you - I did not
intend them to be offensive. I thought I was adding something to the
discussion as it stood at that point.
> Overall, the discussion was interesting.
> gmw <raging.calvinist@v...> wrote:
> Perhaps some confusion is removed if you...
> 1. Don't confuse me with someone who speaks officially for all
> Covenanters. I am not a teacher, preacher, or elder.
> 2. Distinguish between using a song in the act of worship, and
listening to a song in other contexts.
> 3. Don't confuse the advocating of Exclusive Psalmody with burning
anyone at the stake. LOL.
> --- In email@example.com, Jasper
> <jasperh98@y...> wrote:
> > I recall that on various occasions the forum owner here has
extolled the virtues of various secular rock groups such as Kansas,
while verbally "burning at the stake" all christians who sing to God
praises that are not from a Presbyterian-approved version of the
Psalms. Gets a bit confusing. I wonder if Blind Willie Johnson is a
> (see this group's files section)?
> > Jasper
> > Maggie Conley <mmpconley@s...> wrote:
> I agree Ben. This was going to be my response.
> Just because they hold themselves to the designation of being
a "Christian Contemporary Musician" doesn't mean there is some
Eleventh Commandment that says they are required to only sing Praise
and Worship songs.
> Just like the cobbler in the famous story told about Martin
Luther they can sing whatever they want unto the Lord. So long
as it's contents are not defamatory to the Lord and/or good Doctrine.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Benjamin Hart [mailto:benhartmail@y...]
> > Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 5:45 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: The trouble of
uninspired "worship" songs
> For better or for worse, I think Sixpence is in the clear on this
one - it was originally written by a group from the 80's named
Crowded House. I don't think they intended for it to be a worship
song. Other artists who are Christians have covered secular songs
just because they like the tune, lyrics, etc. Jennifer Knapp did
Shawn Colvin's "Diamond in the Rough", Caedmon's Call did U2's "In
God's Country" and the Supertones did Cindy Lauper's "Time after
Time" just for a few examples. I'd be pretty shocked to think
Sixpence considered it a worship song. Was it played during a
designated 'praise and worship'?
> Is there something wrong with Christian's playing secular songs?
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