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Musical preaching

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by SaggyWoman, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    Do you have back up musicians that enhance your sermon while you preach? (kind of like sound effects, or just music...I know a lot of churches do this during pastoral talking during the invitation, but what about during the sermon?)
     
  2. TomVols

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    I find it distracting, but to each his or her own.
     
  3. annsni

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    I've never heard of that!! I've heard of music behind the prayer and I suggested to hubby that in the new church he not do that because I feel it's a bit manipulating and he agreed. But behind the message? That's like a soundtrack!!
     
  4. Jim1999

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    Absolute silence!!

    There is enough of that trash on the telly shows. So much background noise one can't hear the actors mumble.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    I want to hear what the preacher is saying! I have no interest in back ground music to "enhance" his/her sermon. Also, as I have nerve damage in my right auditory nerve such sounds bring physical pain ... I sit as far from the piano as I can get ... and such music would cause me physical pain in my right ear.
     
  6. sag38

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    I think it would be distracting.
     
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    If the preacher needs some sound effects what does that say about his preaching and its content? People will listen to someone who has something to say.
     
  8. Tom Butler

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    This is not uncommon in African-American churches. The organist will play a chord to enhance what we might call an "applause line," or one which might draw an Amen. It's sorta the organ version of a rim shot. Ba-da Boom!
     
  9. GFlanagan3

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    no but I do hear talking and some sighs sometimes...but that is another story:(
     
  10. Baptist Believer

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    Yes, that's a pet peeve of mine. I once had someone do that when I was praying in a church in Minnesota and I nearly stopped prayer to tell the organist to stop. I decided that that response would be more disruptive than simply wrapping up the prayer quickly, so I did that instead.

    I've heard it done before. Reminds me of a baseball game.

    Why not do the wave and yell at the pastor if he strikes out with his sermon?
     
  11. exscentric

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    Went to hear John R Rice, unfortunately Jack Hyles preceeded him and I left before I threw up so missed Rice.

    Hyles closed and started to pray, he stopped and chewed out the pianist ending with "I don't need music while I pray!"

    The next morning my wife happened to listen to Hyles on the radio and you guessed it, piano music while he prayed. :BangHead:
     
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