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« Reply #35 on: Sun Jun 02, 2002 - 02:30:45 »
Bob,

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African missionary - huh!  Just out of curiosity, by any chance do you know a very good friend of mine named Lester Duncan?  He is a wonderful grace center minister who is now in San antonio and who spent quite a few years in South Africa (I think mid 70's to mid/late 80's) as a missionary, before returning to the USA and working at ACU for a while in the sports department.  He also preached in Glen Rose for about 1.5 years (where we became very good friends).

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« Reply #36 on: Tue Jun 04, 2002 - 04:21:07 »
I always figured it was because that was the one you can most easily fake, or be deluded into believing you're displaying.  Imagine the stunning lack of success you'd have, trying to raise the dead without the Lord sanctioning/empowering it.

I've 'spoken in tongues'.  It's quite a heady experience.  However, I dislike that feeling of getting up from the 'keyboard of my mind' and allowing whatever to take control of me.  I'd just as soon get drunk.

Since 'the spirits of prophets are under the control of the prophets', I'll trust that my living surrendered to the Lord means that I will really-truly speak in tongues one day, if the Lord still wants a Christian to do so.

I don't think Scripture supports the idea that we do that today, but my mind is wide open to whatever the Lord wants... just not so wide open that my brain falls out. :D

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« Reply #37 on: Tue May 21, 2002 - 14:24:47 »
Perhaps congregations should be encouraged to write their own verses to songs that remind them of unique and specific trials/triumphs in that congregation's existence.

example:
we've been working here for just a year
yet our song is centuries old...

I just made that up, but it might be an appropriate line for a song sung by a new church. Singing about unity after a split; singing about devotion after a revival; singing new songs about Jesus and God; putting psalms to music. You don't even have to come up with new tunes. Just sing the words to tunes that everybody knows and gets into. Wouldn't you love to have more verses to "On Christ the Solid Rock" or "Our God He is Alive", two songs that worship leaders can't miss with?

So my ideal hymnal is one that the congregation can really worship and edify with. It would grow every week.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri May 24, 2002 - 08:28:14 »
These parodies can make it hard to sing the real songs.  Way back when I was in the AIM program (7 or 8 directors ago) a classmate used to go around singing "Just a Bowl of Black-eyed Peas".  "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" is forever lost to me.  And even before that, my home congregation had a preacher who would request the "dumb brother" song.  "Are You sowing the seed of the king, dumb brother. . . . "

I can't even begin to keep a straight face now.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri May 24, 2002 - 08:28:14 »
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« Reply #39 on: Wed May 29, 2002 - 03:15:55 »
Janine -- Have I heard Glad's version of  Be Thou My Vision?  Yes, when I told our worship leader I wished this song was in our hymnal, first he was surprised that it isn't, he thought it was ... then he remembered it's in the hymnal where his grandmother attends church. Anyway, then he asked if I'd ever heard Glad sing it. I hadn't at the time. But I found an MP3 online and listened to it.  Please don't anybody stone me  :0  but I didn't care for it. I know a lot of people like it, and that's fine, but it's not my cup of tea. I love a capella (even though I'm never sure I'm spelling it right, LOL), it's just I don't like all the vocal add-ons Glad does to it  - not sure what the musical terminology is. I'd rather listen to Fernando Ortega's version over Glad's any day.  Again, this isn't a right or wrong thing, it's just personal preference, and I'm thrilled that so many people are blessed by Glad's rendition of this wonderful hymn. I'd heard of Glad before but barely know who they are. I guess I'm just not a very good church of Christ'er.
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I'm thinking of changing my username here to something ... um, shorter. LOL So I think I'll drop Lee a private note, see about zapping this username, and I'll come up with a new, way less-than-32-characters-long one.  :p

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« Reply #40 on: Sun Jun 02, 2002 - 01:03:05 »
nerdneh:

the only language requirement would be that the participants be able to understand one another, or the concept of 'speaking to one another' would be bereft of meaning.
singing with clicks is a interesting idea.  the clicker could produce a variety of rhythms and a little pitch and volume variation, but i don't think it would be convincing to maintain that technique is physical singing (though it could adequately be considered 'with grace in your hearts').

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« Reply #41 on: Tue Jun 04, 2002 - 04:59:09 »
Bob,

He now preaches for the Lackland Terrace CoC in San Antonio.  If you ever make it to San Antonio, please take the time to meet him.  I think you two would have a whole lot to talk about.  Next time I see him or chat with him, I'll tell him about you.  I've been trying to get him on this forum.  He reads the main web page on a regular basis.

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