Archive for August 8th, 2007

The writers at C?N have already proven here that they refuse to accept the truth of the emerging movements.  It has been proven here that men like Dan Kimball are not as unorthodox as our watch doggie brothers would paint them to be.  The same can be said about Erwin McManus.  Ron Foster, a new writer from C?N, attempts to debunk his former pastor as some type of raging mystic.  It’s funny to me how each emerging leader has been given their own stereotype by these guys… Bell is the guy who rejects scripture.  Kimball is the guy obsessed with culture and Erwin is the new-aged cult leader.  But I digress.

If you have a chance… go here and scroll down to the podcast for October 8th entitled “[Life's Toughest Questions] Is Faith Nonsense?”  Listen to the podcast and tell me if Foster’s assessment of the situation is valid.  It’s pretty much the same ol’ blah blah blah about not being reformed.  But, I am always weary of a watch doggie attacking someone when they have something like this in their bio

There, he joined and became a member and leader in Mosaic Church under Erwin McManus. By God’s grace and mercy, he and his family left Mosaic after seven years to find a church whose pastor taught and obeyed the whole counsel of God in both his preaching and in his theology of ministry and missions

For the record, the podcast entitled “[Life's Toughest Questions] What about Sex?” is a great talk on human sexuality.  Check it out as well.

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…quote your cassette tapes.

Way to dodge the issues once again.

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Ok, it happens very rarely, but I am speechless. Go here, read the post and the comments. Come on back and give me your opinion on how those people handled the question.

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The latest heresy at the Christian ?esearch Network is a new music book from Lifeway entitled The Praise and Worship Fake Book. The book is designed for those musicians who wish to worship God thru music, but are not as skilled as others. Some of the modern worship music created today can be a bit complex for the inexperienced player, so this book simplifies the chords and music structure so that these musicians are able to play some of their favorite songs of worship on their own. The description says “by improvising with the chord symbols, musicians can “fake” their own arrangements of songs.”

What was C?N’s response to this book?

Ever wonder why the P&W teams show words on the jumbo-tron but no music? Well, they wouldn’t be able to “improvise” (aka “fake”) their way through and we certainly wouldn’t want to impinge on their artistic expression or human potentiality.

Huh? Most churches don’t show music on their screens because they are there to display the words for people to sing along. The average Joe-Shmo doesn’t know how to read sheet music any how. And apparently improvising thru a song is somehow wrong. on top of that, this book is probably not going to be used by the seasoned and skilled musicians that lead music in churches all over the world.

Now, I will give him the benefit of a doubt that he was not suggesting these musicians are fake in their worship to God, but just faking the difficult chord structures. This means the whole article is about how inexperienced musicians do not play as skilled as others… a bit rediculous if you ask me.  In general, I think this author was once again attempting to take a jab at the modern church movement, but once again couldn’t find anything. I guess if you can’t beat ‘em, make fun of their less skilled musicians, right?

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