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Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: The trouble of uninspired "worship" songs

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  • jparnellm@usxchange.net
    ... When my sons asked me what I thought about singing secular songs , here is what I replied: Once you have learned the 150 songs God wrote and gave to us
    Message 1 of 41 , Jan 10, 2005
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      Quoting Benjamin Hart <benhartmail@...>:




      > 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"


      When my sons asked me what I thought about singing "secular songs", here is
      what
      I replied: "Once you have learned the 150 songs God wrote and gave to us to
      sing and enjoy, then we will talk about it."

      There are not many people I know who have memorized God's songs for praise,
      edification, and enjoyment. It is a mis-priority of time to play and learn
      other songs for entertainment.

      We are told to redeem our time - all of our time.

      - Parnell McCarter
    • gmw
      No problem, Jasper. You get the benefit of the doubt around here, as far as I m concerned. Thanks for saying this, though. gmw. ... intend them to be
      Message 41 of 41 , Jan 20, 2005
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        No problem, Jasper. You get the benefit of the doubt around here, as
        far as I'm concerned. Thanks for saying this, though.

        gmw.

        --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, Jasper
        <jasperh98@y...> wrote:
        > Jerry,
        >
        > 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.
        >
        > Jasper
        >
        > 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.
        >
        > gmw.
        >
        > --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.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
        covenantor
        > (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.
        >
        > M
        >
        >
        >
        > > -----Original Message-----
        > > From: Benjamin Hart [mailto:benhartmail@y...]
        > > Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 5:45 AM
        > > To: covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com
        > > Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: The trouble of
        uninspired "worship" songs
        >
        > Whit,
        >
        > 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?
        >
        > -Ben
        > >
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