Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Two Posts of Interest in the Near Future

I didn't post this morning, because I have more going on then I normally do, that I'm forced to get done.  However, I really want to write on two issues of interest in the near future.  Both of them would take longer than I have right now. They are somewhat unrelated.

The first one is concerning a kerfuffle over special music in church that started when Mark Dever of 9 Marks, over at TGC, in promoting congregational singing somewhat put down special music in churches.  Then the FBFI through its blog, Proclaim and Defend, pushed back against what Dever said.  I have very specific thoughts about special music in church and I want to write about it.

The second one relates to a post that Roger Olson, renowned Arminian very loose evangelical, wrote at Patheos about the definition of fundamentalism.  I want to speak to his definition and what I think of it.

I'm not sure when I'll get to it, because Thomas Ross posts on Friday, and I'm not sure I want something standing for less than a day before he posts.  Stay tuned.


In many instances, if one finds something on the internet, the polite, good mannered thing to do is to give a "hat tip," like what a professional baseball player does to the crowd after he hits a home run. No one asked me to do this, but I give an ht (hat tip) to SharperIron and its moderators, because I was led to the two above articles by looking over at SharperIron.

Along the same line, I was happy that Tyler Robbins emailed me with the following link at Banner of Truth, arguing for door-to-door evangelism. He thought I'd like it, and I do.  I think they could do better in their presentation of how to start with someone at a door, but what they do offer is much, much better than nothing.

Since I'm talking about articles now, I may as well give an ht to Dave Mallinack, because he sent me to an article against pragmatism by Steve Damron at the Fairhaven Fundamentalist (you'll have to go to p. 8, the format doesn't do that automatically, so keep pushing the right arrow button until you arrive).   Some of you might say, it's not that great an article and isn't Fairhaven pragmatic?  OK.  Even though it has some interesting and worthwhile content, it isn't what or how exactly how I would have written it, but I was happy he wrote it.  It means a lot, and I think people should be happy to read it, and support the thoughts overall he writes therein.


Tyler Robbins said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on these two topics!

Anonymous said...

Dear KB, I see you didn't post my comments, which I'm not surprised; they didn't really relate to the topic at hand. I enjoy your site (even though I disagree with you often) and agree with many things on it. I don't know of any other way to contact you, so I'll just a comment here. Since this is a site that is in many ways focuses on the KJV, among other topics, I think it would be very interesting to put up a post about why the KJV is recently changing. I've already pointed out many changes, so won't go over old news again. But the one that is most intriguing to me is the very first verse in the Bible: Genesis 1:1. The Bible is replete with messages of the heavens. I just don't get why the KJV has recently changed and now Gen. 1:1 is in the singular instead of the plural. I would like to see a discussion on why the editors made this recent change.

I hope you don't think I'm "trolling." This is a legitimate question that several people have. Even though I disagree with much on your site, there's much that I do agree with you on. I think you and your readers would bring value to this topic, so that is why I bring it up.

Thank you for your time.

Kent Brandenburg said...

At risk of Anonymous thinking he won something, Anonymous has been making this same claim in many comments I haven't published, because we already dealt with him on it. He says the KJV has changed. It has changed between 1611 and 1769, but not how he is charging.

Here is the 1611 on Genesis 1:1:
In the beginning God created the Heauen, and the Earth.


Here is the 1769, present edition of Genesis 1:1:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


If Anonymous can't capitulate to the obvious, I'm done with his comments. "Heaven" is singular in both the 1611 and the 1769. And OK, he got a comment published. Congratulations.