This week I spoke at Bob Jones Seminary for two days in a class on issues in Christian ministry. I prepared a 20 page paper to present to the class, which I plan to post in sections in December, but here is the full document in PDF format for those who are interested.
The point of the paper is to correct some fundamental presuppositions that I believe influence the typical believer’s views of music in life and worship. I deal with several categories of ideas that have been altered from the way biblical authors articulated them by Modernism and Postmodernism, leading the way for Revivalism and Charismaticism to shape contemporary philosophies of music and worship. I hope that it will be helpful in allowing believers to rightly apply the Bible to their musical choices.
As always, comments are welcome.