16.1 – Thou My Soul’s Glory, Joy, and Crown: Review of “You Say” by Lauren Daigle and the Significance of Style (Part 1)

Psalm 16

Follow up

A couple points of follow up.

To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  – Romans 1:7 (not Romans 1:1)

“Oh brother or sister, God calls us to worship, but in many instances we are an entertainment just running a poor second to the theaters. That is where we are, even in the evangelical churches, and I don’t mind telling you that most of the people we say we are trying to reach will never come to a church to see a lot of amateur actors putting on a home talent show.”

A. W. Tozer

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Ice breaker: You Say review

Your hosts discuss Lauren Daigle’s top hit (90 weeks at Billboard #1 as of this recording) and run it through our now 7 point evaluation criteria.

Turns out that Lauren Daigle has her own podcast started around the time we all went into quarantine. Relevant to our discussion is her episode number 2, Identity.

Main Topic

Style and its Significance (Part 1/?)

  1. Key attributes of God to discuss: His beauty, His permanence, and His perfection. cf. WCF 2
  2. God shares His beauty, He allows timelessness, and He allows excellence.
  3. There is no moral or theological weight tied to melody, harmony, or instrumentation (generally speaking)
  4. There is artistic and aesthetic weight tied to melody, harmony, and instrumentation.
  5. Coming in part 2…

And something fun

Sting Met with Hostility Attempting to Reunite the Police for U.S. Benefit Tour

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