Bob Kauflin has some good advice for those who are stuck in-between the complex arguments of those who embrace the regulative principle and those who do not. In his widely read and well respected book, Worship Matters, Kauflin offers three guiding principles for pastors and music leaders to consider:
- Do what God clearly commands.
- Don’t do what God clearly forbids.
- Use scriptural wisdom for everything else.
I like the wisdom here. I’ve read a lot of complex arguments for and against the regulative principle. I have found myself on both sides of the fence regarding the issue. Yet I have come to the conclusion that Kauflin’s wise counsel is probably the best position to take.
What do you think? Are there any other thoughts you’d add to his three?
Frankly, It seems a bit simplistic and definitely could use some unpacking.
Clearly it is 🙂 But I think that’s the point. From here we unpack in certain directions.
So, the question still remains, “Are there any other thoughts you’d add to his three?”
I’d love to read your thoughts!
I find this interesting Bob Kauflin can say what he said. He is part of Sovereign Grace Ministries whose former leader C.J. Mahaney was found to have blackmailed another leader of the group. Mahaney was also found to not practice a lot of what he taught.
Sadly Kauflin supported C.J. Mahaney and white washed Mahaney’s sin rather than calling for Mahaney to repent.