Friday, August 11, 2017
Some Good Stuff — No Bad or Ugly
We’ve been doing a lot of traveling this past week or so, with band practice, visiting friends, and a 600-mile round trip to an aviation museum. And we have a parade tomorrow.
I’ve been getting rid of more books, as some of you know by being the first claimants. When you see a post for a book giveaway, be sure to look at the comments section where I respond to comments not posted — that’s how I communicate with the recipient if they don’t email me. With this past one I wasn’t able to take it down for over 24 hrs due to the trip, but I had already posted a comment to the “winner” and another comment to the second in line letting them know they missed it, yet many hours later someone requested the book. So be sure to look at the comments first. Of course there may be a few requests in my inbox which I haven’t gotten to because I’m away from home, so then the post will be still up without comments. Just have patience. And be watching — I have five more already selected but since I won’t be able to respond and/or mail for a couple days, I’ll wait for posting.
Okay, let’s look at the good stuff I’ve been reading:
Fake news about early Christianity.
About that “slain in the spirit” nonsense.
Protecting your assembly from false teaching.
How did the canon of Scripture come to be?
Chris Tomlin — we don’t need your new choruses for old hymns. I’ve pointed this out many times.
Thus Saith Rome — an excellent article about Roman Catholicism. From a 2007 Midwest Christian Outreach Journal now available on the ‘net.
And finally, a great quote!
A worship leader serves his congregation best when he chooses songs they can sing and sing well. He is highly attuned to their ability. He prioritizes the singability of songs over their newness or oldness or author or theological density. He gauges his success not by his own worship, but by theirs. His question is not “how did the band feel?” but “how did the congregation sing?” When he steps back and hears his church singing—really singing—, his joy is complete. Tim Challies