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Mark Minnick gives real wisdom concerning music philosophy

I’ve posted several times about a three message series that Mark Minnick recently preached on biblical discernment, but after just listening to the third message again, I cannot urge you to listen to these enough.

In the final message, Pastor Minnick specifically applies biblical principles to the issue of musical choices in worship, and takes the Sovereign Grace/Getty/Townend controversy head on. With characteristic balance, wisdom, care, and respect for biblical authority in these matters, Pastor Minnick offers very helpful counsel concerning what has become one of the most controversial issue amongst self-proclaimed fundamentalists.

Probably the biggest weakness of his presentation is that he assumes that musical style is not neutral. It was not his goal to present arguments as to why this is not the case, although he does offer a brief explanation. To be honest, I’m not convinced that most fundamentalists pastors even believe this anymore, and this is what fuels the confusion.

But if you agree with that assumption (which I do, of course!), then what Pastor Minnick offers is just really wise counsel.

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About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.