Category Archives: New Wineskins Magazine

Baptism: New Wineskins Issue

New Wineskins is in the process of posting a series of articles about the boundaries of fellowship. I’ve written an article on baptism scheduled to go live tomorrow. The articles in this issue already posted are listed in the table … Continue reading

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New Wineskins: HistoryGuy’s Questions, Part 2

The law and the Spirit Some will read the preceding post and find an implicit command to use the instrument. That would be a misunderstanding of the nature of the gospel and the assembly. Yes, there are incidental references to … Continue reading

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New Wineskins: HistoryGuy’s Questions, Part 1

HistoryGuy posed some challenging questions in the comments. I thought I’d try my hand at a response. (1) What is your evidence that the Ephesians of Paul’s day used instrumental music? There is no evidence that conclusively says they did … Continue reading

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New Wineskins, In Reply to Kyle Pope (What Keeps Us From …?)

If faith working through love is the only standard, then what keeps us from … ? In a classic argument for the Regulative Principle, Kyle asks, Alright, if we can do this with instrumental music, to what else can we … Continue reading

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New Wineskins, In Reply to Kyle Pope (Faith Only?)

Faith only? Kyle argues — The original text doesn’t say “only.”  Just as Ephesians 2:8 doesn’t say “through faith only.”  Yes, faith working through love is the heart of the gospel, but can we take this to the extreme?  Can … Continue reading

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New Wineskins, In Reply to Kyle Pope (Does Galatians Apply to Instrumental Music?)

Two days ago, I posted an article by Kyle Pope, challenging positions I took regarding the interpretation of Galatians at New Wineskins. I want to respond to some of his points, but I have to begin by thanking Kyle for … Continue reading

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New Wineskins on Galatians and the Instrument, by Kyle Pope

Kyle Pope wrote an article for Truth magazine objecting to my article in New Wineskins applying Galatians to the instrumental music controversy. He was kind enough to send me a copy of the article, and I responded by inviting him … Continue reading

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New Wineskins: And So, In Conclusion

The final article in the issue is now posted, And So, In Conclusion …. This wraps up the series. I hope the series shed some new light on the subject for you. The complete list is — Introduction — The … Continue reading

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Article by Ryan Christian posted at New Wineskins

Beyond the Pitch Pipe, by Ryan Christian, has now been posted. Ryan is the worship minister at The Hills Church of Christ, formerly known as Richland Hills Church of Christ. He offers practical pointers on adding an instrumental service. The … Continue reading

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Clyde Symonnette’s New Article at New Wineskins

After a brief pause, we are back at posting articles at New Wineskins. The latest is David’s Psalms in the New Testament Church, by Clyde Symonnette. This will be shortly followed by an article by Ryan Christian on organizing an … Continue reading

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