Sing a New Song, Chapter 8: Singing Sufficiency

It will probably take a few more weeks to get settled back into some sort of regular schedule here on URC Psalmody.  God has been good to us here on Long Island, however; my family’s electricity was restored on Monday night, and internet access returned yesterday.

Thus, it’s with great pleasure that I can finally present you with the next installment in our sequential discussion of Sing a New Song: Recovering Psalm Singing for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Joel Beeke and Anthony Selvaggio.  Today we consider Chapter 8 by Malcolm H. Watts, entitled “The Case for Psalmody, with Some Reference to the Psalter’s Sufficiency for Christian Worship.”  Watts’s chapter is thick and often technical; nevertheless, I think we managed to mine from it some interesting and very applicable points of discussion.

But there’s a twist.  In the past we’ve presented transcripts of our instant-messaging “conversations” on Sing a New Song.  This time, we coordinated the discussion with my visit to the Chicago area a few weeks ago, and video-recorded it on the campus of Mid-America Reformed Seminary!

URC Psalmody’s entrance into the video world has been a step into new but exciting territory, so if you enjoy this discussion, please spread the word and share the link!  And any thoughts or comments you might have, whether posted below or on YouTube, are always welcome.

And now we present “Singing Sufficiency”: a discussion on Chapter 8 of Sing a New Song.

–MRK

(Try this link if the embedded video doesn’t work.)

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