Several items of interest to me have recently passed my way.
First, I got an email advertising a “free Bible college.” They offer, and I quote, “correspondance courses.” That’s right. By “correspondance” you can get a four year Bachelor of Theology degree.
I suppose that spelling is a fifth year master’s level course.
This church and Bible college uses, and I quote, “the only error-free Bible in English: The King James Version.” It’s too bad that the translators of the King James Version didn’t get to attend this school. They surely would have been disabused of the notion that their version was imperfect. Of course, they couldn’t have translated very well. But they probably could have spelled “correspondence” correctly. Oh what a dilemma …
Second, there is the matter of this statement promoting a collection of music that I saw several days ago:
Red Letter joins lyrics born out of profound gospel reﬂection with aggressive music that matches the depth and weight of the text.
The irony is that this organization believes that music is neutral. So, what does it mean that music matches the text? If music is neutral, wouldn’t all music “match depth and weight of the text”?
I downloaded the album in question several nights ago to experience the “depth and the weight of the text” through music.
It was interesting, to say the least.
This is the same organization that had the strangest version I have ever heard of “What Child Is This?” on a Christmas album. If you haven’t heard it, look it up. Mary and Jesus will never be the same to you.