Monthly Archives: December 2014
December 7 One Conversation
Today in High School Bible Study we looked at Psalm 23. Use these questions and discussion starters to begin conversation about what your son or daughter talked about in Bible Study.
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I have always felt left out of the “worship wars” debate. Most of the time the debate is over what type of music should we play at Church “Contemporary” or “Traditional”. One of the really neat things I’ve noticed in the third service is Mark has been taking traditional hymnody and putting a contemporary spin on it which I have truly enjoyed. Going back to my original thought. Reducing the debate to just two categories (contemporary or traditional) follows what we call in Philosophy a False Dilemma. Why? because the church has seen more than just two music styles in its history. I have noticed different genres within the two categories we are most familiar with. The reason why this happens is because “Contemporary” usually means whats happening now in worship music and generally speaking “Traditional” is usually understood as the worship music our parents worshiped to in the 40s and 50s. Being a “Reformation Nerd” I really enjoy what i’m going to call a “Classical” worship style. Only problem is my worship category never even gets considered. Whats up with that?
Believe it or not I only mention this to plug an online music station that I came across that I REALLY enjoy and thought you might too. Its called the “Wittenberg Nightingale“. Give it a try and tell me what you think. If anything it will give you an alternative to the same Christmas songs we have been listening to the past 2 months.
Mag Family Night at CBU
Friday, December 12, 7:00pm
Join us at a CBU Basketball game. Lets try to organize our own class section.
“But in this matter it is specially to be noted that the doctrine of Christ is to be faithfully proclaimed not only in the public gatherings of the church, but also in the home and to each one individually, following the example of Paul in the third and fifth texts. Thus in the third text [Acts 20:18-21] he states: I have proclaimed the doctrine of Christ to you and taught you in the general and public assembly, δημοσίᾳ– and also privately from house to house, κατ’ οἴκους. And afterwards: For three years I never stopped warning each of you day and night. And in the fifth text [1 Thess. 2:5-12]: Like a father his children I have warned each one of you &c. The doctrine of the holy gospel is the doctrine of eternal salvation, and on account of our corrupt nature there is nothing more difficult and troublesome for us to learn; that is why this doctrine requires the most faithful, earnest and persistent teaching, instruction and admonition that anyone could ever employ.”
Martin Bucer, Concerning The True Care Of Souls: p 181.