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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“The Early Church and Today,” by Everett Ferguson, Part 8 (Col 3:15-17, 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.” Let’s take … Continue reading

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Hans Rollman’s Restoration Movement Site is Back Up!

I know that many readers have enjoyed reading the Restoration Movement texts collected by Hans Rollman. Beginning many years ago, Rollman, with the help of many volunteers, digitized countless Restoration Movement texts and posted them at his website. I learned … Continue reading

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“The Early Church and Today,” by Everett Ferguson, Part 7 (Col 3:15-17, 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.” Ferguson begins … Continue reading

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