I don't approve, but...

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by Aaron, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Aaron

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  2. tinytim

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    I like the sample songs..
    but would like more info on him.

    Where is he from?
    What is his story?
    Not much stuff on website yet.
     
  3. Joshua Rhodes

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    I too liked the sample songs... but there isn't much else on the website. And I did notice the goatee, Aaron. ;) You're related to this guy?
     
  4. Pete

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    He should use a Strat instead of a Tele!! Although to be fair Tommy Emmanuel does incredible things on a Tele, but he's the world's best guitarest so ,,,, [​IMG]

    Is he going to put lyrics up on site? Dunno if it was just background noise here (or if I'm deaf from the Strat) but couldn't hear much of what he was singing in the mix.
     
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    Just curious.

    What dont you approve of??

    Mike
     
  6. Aaron

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    Yeah, I married his cousin.
     
  7. Aaron

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    You don't get into this forum much, do you? ;)

    Rock music. It's a profane form of music unfit for use in Christian worship.
     
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    Here we go again. Please provide scripture. Oh wait... there is none.
     
  9. Gib

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    2 Heckiniah 7:12-17
     
  10. Gina B

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    Calling something profane and unfit in God's presence is a serious charge.
    I take issue with you calling it that, and then linking it here.
     
  11. D28guy

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    Well, regarding Rock and Roll being alright for christian music, to me it depends on how its presented.

    If the musicians are behaving normally, in other words just pretty much standing there playing, if you can understand the words (meaning its not too loud), and if the focus is on praising and worshipping God, I'm all for it.

    But I've seen some vidios of some absolute garbage being played...and called "christian".

    I had no idea if it was actually christian...I had to just accept it "by faith" because it was a christian program on a christian network...because I couldnt understand one single word of it. Just hellish screaming.

    And these poor kids where lurching around like some kind of demoniacs or something.

    I have a BIG problem with that stuff. And also all the Rap noise I've endured as well.

    But what I heard on the samples on this thread sounded good to me! [​IMG]

    Well.....no. [​IMG]

    Of the two I prefer playing a tele...I have one...but actually if he REALLY wants to move into the big leagues he needs to play a LES PAUL! :D :D

    Blessings,

    Mike
     
  12. Aaron

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    Lance will also draw the line somewhere. We all will, and use what we see as God's standards of decency and order to justify it. 50 years ago, there was consensus about the compatibility of pop music with Christian worship.

    His parents and my parents went to the same church. They're Pentecostal, and though they were out of order to have a woman pastoring, Dad reports that Sister Foster would throw a fit everytime Lance's father broke out into Boogie Woogie on the church's piano. (This was long before either Lance or I were born.)

    I say that to illustrate the fact that the line has moved over the decades. Did God change, or did we?

    We did. We all concede that God has a standard of decency, but we're no longer in agreement about it.
     
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    We're not in agreement about it because the Word doesn't address it.

    And just because we change, it doesn't mean we've sinned...it might mean that we have gained a better understanding of the issue. Case in point: 50 years ago, in this area there was certainly consensus about the racial makeup of churches. No longer...what happened? WE changed, but it was a wholesome change.

    I won't defend all forms of any music--old school, or new. God knows the heart of the worshipper. There are pagan organists, and godly guitarists, and vice-versa.
     
  14. Aaron

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    Yes, it does. Once one understands what music is, it's easy to see. We've been tricked into thinking that music is a thing, but it isn't. It's an act. Music is communication. It communicates mood and demeanor, and God has a few straightfoward things to say about the demeanor not only of Christian worship, but of the Christian life as well.

    I wouldn't argue that the line has moved because we're more enlightened. I would say it has moved because we're more sensual.
     
  15. Mike McK

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    Tommy Emmanuel isn't the world's best guitarist.

    Tony Rice, followed by Jorma Kaukonen is the world's best guitarist.

    My guitar player can beat up your guitar player.

    Are you familiar with Bill Kirchen? He does things on a Tele that would just blow your mind.


    Now Playing: Jorma Kaukonen - "Blue Country Heart"
     
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    Man was always just as sensual; only it was covered up and repressed in the past. People got tired and rebelled, and then went to the opposite extreme of letting it all hang out.
    Once again, the Fall was not 50 years ago.
     
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    The simple fact is...Jesus faced Pharisees in His day...the church still has them today! They want to narrow the scope of what is right and wrong...they want people to behave like them...they think that adhering to a certain list of man-made do's and don'ts will make them righteous and to step beyond them makes one a sinner...doesn't the Word say, "Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks upon the heart?" I am glad I serve a God that knows my heart...that knows the hearts of those who worship Him in ways that many would never consider appropriate...such as music and style! Get the beam out brothers and sisters!!
     
  18. Aaron

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    Even you will draw the line somewhere, tc, and you will base it on your views of God's standards of decency and decorum.
     
  19. Pete

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    Well.....no.

    Of the two I prefer playing a tele...I have one...but actually if he REALLY wants to move into the big leagues he needs to play a LES PAUL!
    </font>[/QUOTE]"big leagues"....Like....Hendrix? hmmm...no, he was Strat player....Clapton? hmmm....no he's mostly a Strat player.... ;) [​IMG] :D


    Mike, all Tommy's fans know only someone who hasn't seen Tommy could say that :D Check out shows #245 & #349 Woodsongs mate :D (free)


    My guitar player will give your guitar player lessons....if your guitar player can keep up :D


    Found around the 'net, here's a few not too bad references for Tommy... :D

    "One of the greatest players on the planet"....."I think he’s probably the greatest fingerpicker in the world today. He’s inventive, fearless and has a flawless sense of rhythm." — Chet Atkins

    Todd Rundgren once called Emmanuel "the two best guitarists" he’d ever seen.

    An interviewer asked Satriani if he knew of any Australian guitarists, this was his answer: "What comes to mind all the time is Tommy Emmanuel. A guitar player of epic proportions!"

    Tommy got the only other standing ovation at Les Paul's 90th birthday bash....


    ok all, can have topic back now ;)
     
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    I'll second that notion, Pete! Tommy Emmaneul is AMAZING on the guitar, and definetly the worlds greatest Fingerstyle player. Have you ever tried playing any of his stuff? Wow.. Incredibly hard, his alternating bass is not the standard chet atkins style, its alot funkier than that. I hate to advertise here, but here is a great magazine that I suggest you subscribe to, www.acousticguitar.com It frequently has interviews of some of the top acoustic players, and it always has good songs to play, very conservative also. [​IMG] Hope you enjoy, God Bless
    Andy
     

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