Tag Archives: passion

Correcting Categories, Part 9 – the Church Today

Correcting Categories, Part 9 – the Church Today

Today, the influences of Modernism, Revivalism, and Charismaticism in the Church’s understanding of the purpose and function of music in worship cannot be overestimated. First, because of Modernism, most Christian fail to understand the nature of emotion in human spirituality and worship. Most Christians see no fundamental distinction between a response of the affections and… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 7 – The Nature of Pop

Correcting Categories, Part 7 – The Nature of Pop

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 6 – Dionysian vs. Apollonian

Correcting Categories, Part 6 – Dionysian vs. Apollonian

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 5 – Biblical Anthroplogy

Correcting Categories, Part 5 – Biblical Anthroplogy

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 4 – Dissecting Emotion

Correcting Categories, Part 4 – Dissecting Emotion

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

Emotions vs. Feelings

Emotions vs. Feelings

Matthew Elliot has some helfpul discussion of the difference between emotions and feelings. For Elliot, “emotions” are what I mean when I talk about “affections,” and “feelings” are what I mean when I talke about physical passions. Here’s an excerpt: My major point is that emotions are about our thoughts, our minds, our thinking process. … Continue Reading

"It's frankly hard to think of a more appalling misuse of Scripture than turning the Song of Solomon into soft porn."

"It's frankly hard to think of a more appalling misuse of Scripture than turning the Song of Solomon into soft porn."

Part 2 of John MacArthur’s treatment of The Song of Solomon against Driscoll’s typical eisegesis. Song of Solomon is incredibly beautiful precisely because it is so carefully veiled. It is a perfect description of the wonderful, tender, intimate discovery that God designed to take place between a young man and his bride in a place… Continue Reading

An Observation Today's Pastors Would Do Well To Hear

An Observation Today's Pastors Would Do Well To Hear

“A final general observation arising out of this period (The Second Great Awakening) has to do with the manner in which the unusual sense of the presence of God was recognized in the churches which experienced these revivals. It was not because men saw weeping multitudes, unrestrained noise and high excitement that they believed a… Continue Reading

"The surprising face of Hillsong" by Tony Payne and Gordon Cheng

"The surprising face of Hillsong" by Tony Payne and Gordon Cheng

The following article is so interesting, I had to post the whole thing here. Please take time to read the whole thing. It will be worth your while as instruction about why things are the way they are in evangelical worship today. It was originally posted January 2007 here: http://matthiasmedia.com.au/briefing/library/3883/ I have to wonder how… Continue Reading

Q&A: "To what degree should emotions play into worship?"

Q&A: "To what degree should emotions play into worship?"

I recently received the following question: I have for sometime, about 2 years, had questions regarding worship and emotions.   I had ran across your website on my search for some content about this very thing.  I do have a question if you don’t mind, actually a lot of questions, so here they are: To what degree… Continue Reading