Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: The trouble of uninspired "worship" songs
- Quoting Benjamin Hart <benhartmail@...>:
> Other artists who areWhen my sons asked me what I thought about singing "secular songs", here is
> 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"
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
- 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, Jasper
> Jerry,intend them to be offensive. I thought I was adding something to the
> I am sorry if my comments seemed offensive to you - I did not
discussion as it stood at that point.
>listening to a song in other contexts.
> 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
>anyone at the stake. LOL.
> 3. Don't confuse the advocating of Exclusive Psalmody with burning
>extolled the virtues of various secular rock groups such as Kansas,
> --- In email@example.com, Jasper
> <jasperh98@y...> wrote:
> > I recall that on various occasions the forum owner here has
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)?a "Christian Contemporary Musician" doesn't mean there is some
> > 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
Eleventh Commandment that says they are required to only sing Praise
and Worship songs.
>Luther they can sing whatever they want unto the Lord. So long
> Just like the cobbler in the famous story told about Martin
as it's contents are not defamatory to the Lord and/or good Doctrine.
>uninspired "worship" songs
> > -----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
>one - it was originally written by a group from the 80's named
> For better or for worse, I think Sixpence is in the clear on this
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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