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Click on[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Dave,
You need to be a little more of a stickler for details. I am. Ken is very detailed; but in the above post, he even attempted to simplify it for you and others like you.
Did you pay any attention at all to the preceding paragraphs, especially the 2nd? Until you come to a fuller understanding of the origin and the original definition of "a cappella," you will just keep repeating your questions and assertions.
OK. I think that your mind needs a little refreshing for now: "A cappella" -- in the style of the Pope's falsetto-sounding CHOIR BOYS:[/color][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]As you can see, there is more to "a cappella" music than simply non-instrumental.[color=#000000" size="3" face="times]Castrato
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A castrato (Italian, plural: castrati) is a man with a singing voice equivalent to that of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, or contralto voice produced either by castration of the singer before puberty or one who, because of an endocrinological condition, never reaches sexual maturity.
Castration before puberty (or in its early stages) prevents a boy's larynx from being transformed by the normal physiological events of puberty. As a result, the vocal range of prepubescence (shared by both sexes) is largely retained, and the voice develops into adulthood in a unique way. Prepubescent castration for this purpose diminished greatly in the late 18th century and was made illegal in Italy in 1870.
As the castrato's body grew, his lack of testosterone meant that his epiphyses (bone-joints) did not harden in the normal manner. Thus the limbs of the castrati often grew unusually long, as did the bones of their ribs. This, combined with intensive training, gave them unrivalled lung-power and breath capacity. Operating through small, child-sized vocal cords, their voices were also extraordinarily flexible, and quite different from the equivalent adult female voice, as well as higher vocal ranges of the uncastrated adult male (see soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, sopranist, countertenor and contralto). Listening to the only surviving recordings of a castrato (see below), one can hear that the lower part of the voice sounds like a "super-high" tenor, with a more falsetto-like upper register above that.
More at this link --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrato [/color]
Ken has clearly demonstrated the distinction between:[/color][color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]The PRAISE TEAM of elite singers sing and perform to/for the congregation.(a) The Pope's CHOIR BOYS or the progressive church's PRAISE TEAM [or Baptist CHOIR or Mormon Tabernacle CHOIR]
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(b) Congregational singing.
The "Worship Leader's" PRAISE TEAM encourages the congregants to listen to or watch a "religious" performance. Rather than truly understanding "How Excellent Is Thy Name, O Lord," what is effected is the congregation applauding, "How Excellent Is the Performance of the PRAISE TEAM."
On the other hand, congregational singing encourages participation of members to "let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ... teaching and admonishing ONE ANOTHER in ... songs."[/color]
You don't know any preacher from the last 50 years who knows WHAT a cappella.So... you are saying people can be forgiven (if they repent) for adultery, homosexuality, murder, etc. (any sin) but not for worshipping God acappella?
As far as I know, this is NOT what [... (d.c.)] any other Church of Christ preacher or elder in the past 200 years has taught from Scripture.
I thought that SURELY I was misreading Mr. Sublett's comments, but after rereading it, I don't think I am, but maybe I am.
Again, the proof is in the pudding......Ken said...."Congregational singing is NOT a cappella but in the words of Paul, fools love to be fooled."Click on
then Click to listen to the "Only God" preview. These people were "congenitally" as described in Donnie's post. If they have HONED the method it is a fact that you can force your range upward and it cannot be toned down. Maybe toasting will help as they are also performing SORCERY as it intends to alter your brain through external means.
See my Reviews on the Tulsa Workshop; I have posted the 2011 in advance. The preacher who made it into an UNITY forum with the NACC has been gone. Has tried to set up his own congregation and his co founders won't invite people so it has been aborted.
An e-mail from 2004 Tulsa Workout: "Ashamed October 12 2004, 5:47 PM
I am from the Tulsa area, and attended the workshop for the first time this past year. Mr. Lancaster was leading singing the night I was there. All I can say is I actualy was embarrased by the actions on stage. I can't for the life of me imagine how our leaders seem to think they are more important than they really are. People a Song leader aka worship leader is not there for our amusement (entertainment) If I wanted to be entertained I would go somewhere else. It is a song leaders job to start the song and get the CONGREGATION into an active worship. It seems like some of these guys think we should just sit back and let them perform. The dancing actualy made me blush in embarasment. I actualy thought to myself Man I hope nobody I know sees me here, and Man I'm glad I didn't invite anyone to go with me to this. What a absolute tragedy.
I'll take my small congregation of singers over you and your praise team any day of the week and twice (literally) on Sunday.
As for those of you who have dealt with these problems on a daily basis. I'm sorry for you, and I pray God gives you strength.
The ACappella Fellas (as opposed to congregational singing) but a DECEPTIVE hiding of their Faranella farce, do not sing with the voice-only.
The PERSONA which is universal is why up to half of the OWNERS flee from their own friends and property: if you are an ENABLER then I hope you wear yellow ribbons in your hair. God says they will burn.
[color=#FF0000" size="5" face="times]The Pope's a cappella CHOIR BOYS or
The progressive church's a cappella PRAISE TEAM or
The a cappella Baptist CHOIR or
The a cappella Mormon Tabernacle CHOIR
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Bill,Here is my thought:
NO, unless the person who spread the sordid tale repented, apologized to the person he wronged, and retracted all his previous statements about that person who had been wronged.
"He who carries a 'tale' makes a monkey of himself."
Donnie,Again, the proof is in the pudding......Ken said...."Congregational singing is NOT a cappella but in the words of Paul, fools love to be fooled."
He didn't mean castrato, or praise team, or music or choir directors, he said CONGREGATIONAL SINGING>
There is your detail.
Sonny said he knows first hand of what he spoke. I also have spoken to former family members who should know. Denying the past truth does not make it untrue. The only reason the truth is denied here is that it involves one whose opinion you value more than you value the truth of the past.Just because Sonny says something is "true" does not make it "true." Just because Scotty chooses to believe Sonny's tale does not make the tale "true." Many believed the "tale" that the world would end in the year 1000 and then in the year 2000. It never did. The "tale" was not true at all.
The saying Donnie gave is a play on the homophones "tail" and "tale." Monkeys and asses both have tails. Perhaps a more colorful variation of that saying should include the following wording, "He who carries a 'tale' makes an ass of himself."