Category Archives: Instrumental Music

Assembly 2.0, Part 11:5A (Exegeting Eph 5:19)

So last night, during the Texas A&M game, I posted a lengthy comment on the interpretation of Eph 5:19, and it wasn’t exactly my best piece of organization — being distracted by the game and all. So I figure I … Continue reading

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Assembly 2.0: Part 11.6: Origins

Origins The Christian assembly is one of the central marks of modern Christianity as a religion. Consider the amount of time and money churches invest in their buildings and the staff required to run building-based operations¬†— all because the assembly … Continue reading

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Assembly 2.0: Part 11.5: Singing

Singing It’s often been argued that the Jewish synagogues had a cappella singing, and the early church copied their practice. This is plainly untrue. The synagogues did adopt congregational singing at some point after the destruction of the Temple, but … Continue reading

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Instrumental Music: Further on Eph 5:19

I recently enjoyed a lunch conversation with a bright, inquisitive young member of my congregation. We discussed instrumental music. As we were talking, several themes of the Scriptures came together. We start in 1 Kings, at the dedication of the … Continue reading

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“The Early Church and Today,” by Everett Ferguson, Part 11 (Eph 5:19, Part 3)

We continue to consider Ferguson’s arguments in chapter 22 of his The Early Church and Today, vol. 1 and vol. 2, edited by Leonard Allen and Robyn Burwell. This chapter is titled “Church Music in Ephesians and Colossians.” Psalm 108 … Continue reading

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“The Early Church and Today,” by Everett Ferguson, Part 10 (Eph 5:19, Part 2)

We continue to consider Ferguson’s arguments in chapter 22 of his The Early Church and Today, vol. 1 and vol. 2, edited by Leonard Allen and Robyn Burwell. This chapter is titled “Church Music in Ephesians and Colossians.” It astonishes … Continue reading

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“The Early Church and Today,” by Everett Ferguson, Part 9 (Eph 5:19, Part 1)

We continue to consider Ferguson’s arguments in chapter 22 of his The Early Church and Today, vol. 1 and vol. 2, edited by Leonard Allen and Robyn Burwell. This chapter is titled “Church Music in Ephesians and Colossians.” “Be filled … Continue reading

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