Friday, March 02, 2018

Book Review: Sing a New Song

I have uploaded a spoken version of my book review of Joel R. Beeke and Anthony T. Selvaggio, eds, Sing a New Song: Recovering Psalm Singing for the Twenty-First Century (Reformation Heritage Books, 2010) which appeared in Puritan Reformed Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1 (January 2012): 325-328.

You can listen to the review here. You can also read it as a pdf here or here.



Bryant said...

Pastor Riddle,

Which Psalter would you recommend for public worship? What are your thoughts on acapella exclusive psalmody? Thanks!

Jeffrey T. Riddle said...

We use the "Trinity Psalter" published by Crown & Covenant. There is also a great online resource for this so you can listen to tunes. Though I hold to limited and minimal accompaniment I am not convinced by the acapella-only argument. For a recent case for this view, however, I'd suggest Robert Price's "New Light on Old Worship" if you have not read it.

Bryant said...

Pastor Riddle,

Thank you for the information. Where do you stand on Psalmody? Do you hold to Inclusive Psalmody or Exclusive Psalmody? What do you think of Mark Fitzpatrick and Malcolm Watts Exclusive Psalmody positions? Would you recommend them as resources on Exclusive Psalmody from a Reformed Baptist perspective? Thanks again brother! I appreciate your resourcefulness and patience in addressing so many issues.