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Donnie, I submitted a post today about "Preferences". It has been about 10 hours ago. Ken (with his look ahead ability) kinda gave a small response (about 7 hours ago) to let me know he had read my post. My post has not yet been published.Ken doesn't DO preferences: He quotes the Bible and has stopped long long ago from trying to use the WORD to make up preferences. If you obey the direct command by Christ from the wildernes onward you can PREACH the WORD by READING the word for Comfort and Doctrine. Then everyone can PREFERENCE for the other 167 hours during the week. We can read and mutually confess "that which is written for our learning" in the parking lot and skip the tithes and offerings.
YOU can do what U gotta do and Ken will be at home protecting his voice and ears. We get to answer one by one and not by flocks of goats.
If you NEED Bible authority then you don't get preferences. My 95.5 year old mother thought that SANGING was the greatest thing in the world. She was 'titled.
If you would like to think about the Word and stop worrying about ken he would be eternally grateful and can back off the meds!
In late antiquity and in the early middle ages the (scholae cantorum) or chant schools attached to the cathedrals in Rome and in the great provincial cities were also the important centers of learning and music.There I go again: I have to repent. No, I have never sang ACappella. We have noted that Keith and a few others INVENTED that term and we have posted a definition.
Nor have I ever sung "a capella". Caper or capella is the Sistine Chapel and I have noted that the Pope bumped his FALSETTO team in favor of a castrated team of French Opra singers. Until about 1911 it was still unlawful to use the organ in the only official Mass in the Sistine.
The modern praise singers are vocally emasculated and It has been reported that the lose their manly voice. I don't think that gender certified people can do praise singing: the masses know by instinct and show up next appointed hour as "empty pews."
ACappella is a word used to HIDE the history of the castrated team of men singing ORGANUM or after the pipe organ and NOT after the chapel. They banditos have used the ACappella term to confuse people who engage in congregational singing. Congregational singing WITHOUT instruments are not "a cappella" in the original sense.
I am sorry to hear that you are an ACappella Fella!
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Yes, Bill, Ken quotes the Bible more than many of the preachers and teachers around -- conservative or liberal. In addition, he has history on his side.Since Ken says that he "quotes the Bible" and since the Bible says nothing that condemns all vocal music in the assembly, then Ken should rejoice that has no basis with which to condemn all vocal music (just in case he was leaning in that direction).
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Dave, please do your own research on the history of "a cappella" ... and let us know soon.Ken. you have SANG unaccompanied non-instrumental congregational singing before, and whether or not you agree with the term being called ACapella, a cappela, and that STILL makes you a hypocrite.
Repent or not, the only thing worse than a hypocrite is one who mocks God and His Word.
ull Definition of A CAPPELLA
: without instrumental accompaniment
Your chapel or choir definition is not what the word currently means within the church of Christ realm....but you knew that already. The chapel/choir definition probably comes from the equally vile rubbish that you have concocted from your mind and man's history. That is why you need something other than the Word of God to back your theorems. 'Speak that which is written."--> RIGHT!!! Refer back to my thoughts on those who mock the Word of God.
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Dave,Donnie said "Sin? Dave, I would leave that to "the righteous Judge"!"
You sound like your president Obama and his liberal cohorts.
Got the Word of God to tell you what is right and wrong, but still you don't want "to judge" anyone.
You bespeak the homosexual agenda that if God is Love and He loves everyone then how could two men or two women "in love" be wrong.
So be afraid to use the Sword, the Word, to tell people the difference between right and wrong, but not me.
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]I worry about your impression or perception, Bill.Dave, Ken said he wanted me to think more about the Word and stop worrying about him so he could "back off the meds." Since you also challenge Ken quite a bit, he would probably have the same "advice" for you. Of course, when a person who "quotes the Bible" leaves the impression that he is saying more than what the Bible says or that he does not agree with what the Bible says, it's only natural to challenge that person's beliefs.
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Not quite, Sarge.
Donnie, thanks for sharing your preference on vocal tuneful "Congregational Singing". Some may want it and some may not. I think we need to give Ken plenty of room, "preference" may very well be a new concept for him.