SAY IT WITH MUSIC

Thank you for your recent editorial about a prominent churchman who cannot recite the creed as prose affirmation, but is happy to sing it. Pastor Peterson was fascinated; at once he began an improvisation to a familiar tune:

Sing the creeds away;

Sing and smile and say,

“Since I’m low, and broad, and high,

I sing the creeds away!”

Chant the creeds away,

No matter what you say,

Music with the truth of myth,

Is perfectly okay!

Some questions remain, however. What about a singsong preacher’s tone? Does this permit unlimited indulgence in orthodox terminology? Could we have some discussion of demythologizing and singspiration? What do you suggest for a myth-minded monotone, like the chap in the picture? To borrow a term from a friend of mine, I am

Singcerely yours,

EUTYCHUS

A FATEFUL HINGE

“The Living Plus Sign” (Jan. 2 issue) … is a magnificent, moving, revelatory and biblical proclamation of the Christian message.…

We are very grateful for this welcome addition to an already outstanding Christian fortnightly.

T. R. SISK, JR.

First Baptist Church

Hogansville, Ga.

Above the confusion of many voices it is good to hear voices unashamedly affirming “the foolishness of God.” To what extent no one can determine, but it is an impelling conviction that unbelief must eventually feel the effects of CHRISTIANITY TODAY.

WILLIAM L. BORCH

Salem United Church of Christ

(Evangelical and Reformed)

Columbia, Pa.

“… The first transcontinental railway was completed” when a golden spike was driven in Utah, 1869.…

LOUIS HIEB

Long Beach, Calif.

Bible preaching is indeed the hinge on which our evangelical future swings.

HAROLD F. GREEN

Parkview Baptist

Lake City, Fla.

The only way it is at all possible for me to appear weekly in the pulpit without suffering from ...

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