It's been fun but a challenge to try and keep it on issue. I think I am in agreement with you on the Dean. Have a blessed day, David -----Original Message----- From: Dean West [mailto:ldw45@...] Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:23 AM To: pastorsforum@... Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Even quotes from ______________ Reading the responses on this subject have been more fun than watching reruns of the "Andy Griffiths Show" which I thoroughly enjoy doing. DW, The tapdancing around the issue and unwillingness to declare an opinion is obvious and has been hilarious to watch. I think there is definitely a grain of truth in the statements by Shu Ching, and Dimitri Tiokem. My experience with CCM is that much depends on the advocate or opposers definition and personal preference. Of course the theology it promotes definitely must be considered. What about the sound and the beat........ well, my personal preferences would be something in the range of the old Stamps Baxter style, yet I would be the first to agree some of it contained terrible theology. I personally have no preference for the 7/11 type choruses some are so caught up in today. You know, the ones with 7 words that are sung 11 times. Now when it comes to the sound of CCM, generational preferences do enter in. But when beats that promote body movement conducive to thoughts of a flesh nature even for an old fellow like me ........its wrong no matter who of us says its OK....!! -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."