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Heirs of the Reformation: Treasures of the Singing Church

December 19th, 2008
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Treasures of the singing church

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A special offer for all Lutheran congregations is coming in the new year, so be looking for it! We will offer promotional pricing and materials to make this collection available to the whole congregation so they can place a group order. Or you can order now and pay full price if you do not want to wait. If so, here is where you can place your order.

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  1. December 19th, 2008 at 08:49 | #1

    Is this available yet? What a fantastic collection!
    McCain: Yup.

  2. December 20th, 2008 at 09:32 | #2

    Wow. What a great collection. Can’t wait to put it on my birthday list.
    I did have one suggestion — something that jumped out at me after a cursory look at the PDF: If it’s not too late to make changes, you might want to drop the comment that “O Jesus So Sweet, O Jesus So Mild” is appropriate for seasons other than Christmas. I suggest this for two reasons, one linguistic and one theological.
    1) The original German is “Jesulein”, which is clearly “little Jesus”, meaning it belongs only to Christmas (or maybe Epiphany) as far as the church year’s review of the life of Christ.
    2) To my mind, describing the adult Jesus as “sweet” and “mild” just feeds the whole “Jesus is a wimp” notion that liberal and sentimental Christianity have foisted on the general public (and that has, incidentally, turned off a lot of men to church).
    Is the Jesus of Lent and Holy Week – the one who did battle with his enemies, earthly and spiritual, and won our greatest victory — “sweet” and “mild” in any way? I would say “no”, at least not in any way those words are commonly understood. While I see a compassionate and loving, merciful and forgiving Jesus in the Gospels, I don’t see “sweetness”. In fact, the times when Jesus pronounced forgiveness were often when he was most bold, not mild.
    Similarly, is the Jesus who preaches and teaches in the non-festival half of the church year “sweet” or “mild”? The one who condemns sin in every form in every heart, including both his friends and his enemies? The one who gives a standard of righteousness that even goes beyond that of the Pharisees? The one who will come again to judge at the end of time? Again, I see no “mildness” there.
    Or to put it another way: How many pastors reading here would have an “Oh, good, I’m preaching law and gospel just as Christ has called me to do” reaction if after the service someone said, “Good sermon, pastor! You’re always so sweet and mild when you preach!”?
    Perhaps I’m picking nits, I wouldn’t want anyone sending inappropriate messages to their people by using this otherwise wonderful hymn “out of season”.
    For whatever it’s worth . . .
    McCain: Jeff, they are already in print and here at CPH, but we can certainly consider this suggestion for a future printing.

  3. Bill Dieterichs
    December 22nd, 2008 at 16:00 | #3

    HELP with a hardware/software product. Paul, I have a unique problem with a computer and a CPH software program. I bought a new computer (no Paul it is not an Apple and please no lecture) and tried to install my Libronix Digital Library system and Concordia, The Lutheran Confessions which I had purchased through CPH. My computer did not start the program automatically nor did it start or even recognize the CD when I went through the run/install/setup.exe steps. It works on my old computer just fine. You and other readers of your, as a computer whizzes, I thought may have an idea. CPH even sent me a new disc and that disc did not autorun or start. I called Logos and they had me down load the Libronix Library system from the internet, but now I am trying to get the Concordia onto my hard drive. You and many of your readers are knowledgable about computer technology and may point me in the right direction. It is a Gateway computer model M-7818u. Every other program or music CD with the exception of one has been read and autostarted by the computer. Your thoughts please!!! Anyone?
    Bill Dieterichs

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