Exploration of Acts 2 (Wind, Tongues of Fire), 10 (Vision of Descended Sheet) & 15 (Jerusalem Council). It’s implications/lessons for coping with cultural change & musical style. Why did God choose wind & tongues of fire to convey the image of the Holy Spirit? Do Acts 2 &10 imply the gospel can be clothed in many music styles?
Paul tackles thorny cultural issues (sacred days, wine, meat offered to idols, meat thought to be unclean) and offers advice. He address both the weak & the strong, and helps them navigate the tricky waters intersecting faith, conscience, & culture. All this provides help for resolving tensions relating to musical style & worship practice today. Lessons from Romans 14 and I Cor 8-10.
Paul, culture, and 9 issues: circumcision, meat offered to idols, weak vs strong, tongues & intelligible communication — it’s relevance to worship. Is music morally neutral? Is music a language? The views of Hustad, Johannson. Romans 14, I Cor 8-10, 14.