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Pastor Caauwe
Interests: digital photography, lutheran music and worship, Lutheran confessions, presentations, technology, apple, theology,
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I think I looked at Tumblr at the time. I ended up deciding on Wordpress, and it's working pretty well for me. For now, at least. Glad to hear that you're coming out to the AZ-CA District.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2010 on at A Shepherd's Story
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I'm not sure I would find a very strong comparison between singing the catechism and CCM. The strength of the catechism is that it is a text that teaches and summarizes the central truths of the Christian faith. The same thing could be said for our teaching hymnody, but the catechism is a more concentrated text. God may be glorified in everything that we do (1 Cor 10:31), but it is in the clear and direct truths of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ that we are built up in faith. It has not been my experience that CCM does that (in general—I realize that there are probably exceptions). What we have pointed out is an advantage that music has in general. It aids memory ("I have hidden your word in my heart" Psalm 119:11) and allows us to take these texts with us wherever we are. It's true that some tunes may be more memorable than others, but the critical thing is the texts, the truths. It may or may not be something that you can dance to, but the songs I want to sing are songs that sing the faith.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2009 on Singing the Catechism at A Shepherd's Story
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