Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More feedback for the Halloween entry

A few more insightful comments:

Marie Jost
posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 7:03PM
The "dark side" is part of being human, and it is very much a part of our world. To fear it is to fear a part of yourself. Much better to examine it through play and play-acting as a child for one day a year and see that, really, there isn't so much to fear. Love will always be greater than fear, hatred and death, even if, in the limited picture this does not appear to be true. I would also argue to Christians that, if everything is from God and of God as you argue, what is there to fear? Think of it as the innocence of children infiltrating the dark and scary aspects of life and transforming them through play and imagination. Why does that sound so scary?

posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 10:23PM
Yep. My church is one of those hosting a party. It's great fun! Nice, safe, warm(!) place for the kids to run around, show of their costume and mingle with other kids. I myself plan on wearing my pirate dress ;)

I think some people just aren't happy and go out of their way to drag as many other people down with them as possible. Just like so many other things, in celebrating Halloween, what is YOUR INTENT?! And who are these naysayers people to be the judge? Pff... I think they've just forgotten how to have fun...

posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 8:33PM
OR when you see pumpkin girl you can shout out something about damnation and slam the door.... and mentally scar the poor girl for life!


posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 9:55PM
Amen brothers... And, honestly, who are we to judge anyone? I seem to have read somewhere that right is reserved for a Higher Power. Love, love, love and love some more.

lol @ Etchy!

posted on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 12:41AM
Yeah, what will jesus do?﹗

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Feedback for my Halloween entry

I received the following feedback from my Halloween entry on my alivenotdead blog. Very interesting discussion. There's no right or wrong answer, but it stimulates a rather thoughtful dialogue. As Christians, these kinds of exchange are healthy for our maturity and the growth of our spiritual life. Just want to share with you:-

posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 2:27PM [Report]
「凡事都可行,但不都有益處;凡事都可行;但不都造就人。 」(林前十23)
基督徒扮 witches and devils , 上帝同意嗎?祂喜歡嗎?答案是明明白白,清清楚楚。一想到這裡,我並不感到funny, 我反而很傷心。因為天父見到祂的兒女扮巫婆扮撒旦,祂很難過。

posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 4:19PM [Report]
if you are turned into a satan worshiper from halloween or from reading harry potter books, there's probably some underlying issues that need to be addressed beyond the immediate ones. :-P

My response:
posted on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 5:45PM
First of all, not ALL children dress up as "witches and devils." I've seen some creative custumes as Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, Joker, Batman, Bugs Bunny, and a butcher with a huge belly.

I don't think the answer is 明明白白,清清楚楚. God gives us free will. We're free to use it. If the intention is to have fun and not to hurt anybody, I don't think God will interfere.

In my opinion, I think God would be more upset that some Christians spend their time and energy standing on higher moral grounds judging and bashing a harmless festival than using their time focusing on how to spread the gospel of love on earth.

When a child comes tricking a treating on your door, you show your love not by telling her to get rid of her pumpkin costume, but to give her a smile, hand out your candy and say "Happy Halloween!"

I think that's what Jesus would do!

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Halloween is a fun festival! Live with it!

I've been reading a few articles about how Halloween is Satan's festival, many of which talk about the origins of Halloween as an evil feast and its negative aspects. In a recent article published by Kingdom Revival Post, borrowing an entry from Omega Times, it stated "萬聖節是屬撒旦的,我們應視之為瘟疫,亦要提醒別人。" After reading these misleading entries, I'm compelled to chip in my two cents.

Halloween has origins in the ancient celtic festival known as Samhain, which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". A similar festival was held by the ancient Britons and is known as Calan Gaeaf. The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half", and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year".

Indeed, Halloween has religious undertones. In the Anglican Church, some dioceses have chosen to emphasize the Christian traditions of All Saints' Day, while some other Protestants celebrate the holiday as Reformation Day, a day to remember the Protestant Reformation.

In fact, the Halloween tradition is far from being "satanic" in origin or practice and that it holds no threat to the spiritual lives of children: being taught about death and mortality, and the ways of the Celtic ancestors actually being a valuable life lesson and a part of many of their parishioners' heritage.

We, as Christians, should ascribe no negative significance to Halloween. We should treat it as a purely secular holiday devoted to celebrating "imaginary spooks" and handing out candy to childrem. Halloween celebrations are common among Roman Catholic parochial schools throughout North America and in Ireland. In fact, the Roman Catholic Church sees Halloween as having a Christian connection. Father Gabriele Amorth, a Vatican-appointed exorcist in Rome, has said, "[I]f English and American children like to dress up as witches and devils on one night of the year that is not a problem. If it is just a game, there is no harm in that."

Upon close inspection, Halloween is completely incompatible with the Christian faith due to its origin as a pagan "Festival of the Dead." In more recent years, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has organized a "Saint Fest" on the holiday. Many contemporary Protestant churches view Halloween as a fun event for children, holding events in their churches where children and their parents can dress up, play games, and get candy.

Therefore, I regard Halloween as harmless, secular, and a fun holiday. Going to haunted houses and be sacred by ugly creatures should be regarded as a leisurely pastime and not an opportunity for Satan to spread his evildoings. Giving out candy to infant trick-or-treaters is a tradition that should be welcomed and endorsed to foster friendly atmosphere during festival times. Most of all, it's just a cute thing to do!

Why spend time discussing all the negative aspects of a largely fun and trivial festival while we can use this time to give back to the society by doing more meaningful things?

As children do have fun during Halloween, why don't we adults grow up?

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From kleeworkshop: 惟有開放的人生態度,才能留有空間,讓人能聆聽、觀察!

Just want to share an excerpt from one of the always thoughtful entries of kleeworkshop. Very insightful!

For an even better effect, please read the entire entry here.






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Monday, October 26, 2009

From 《基督教週報》- 「出位」福音歌手—鍾氏兄弟

第 2356 期 (2009 年 10 月 18 日) ◎ 窩貼家庭

Original post can be found here.



《鐘聲》的音樂元素非常豐富,它把不同的音樂風格共冶一爐,還找來一班分量級的樂手,包括Howard McCrary、Eugene Pao、Ted Lo、Barry Chung等等,再加上世界一流製版大師Greg Calbi於美國Sterling Sound製版,令整張碟的音色發揮得淋漓盡致,立體而剔透。

整張專輯傳遞著一個重要訊息,就是愛與公義,包括Urban Rhythm & Blues風格的主打歌《鐘聲》,是提醒我們當聽到鐘聲響起,便應該放下忙碌的工作,去關心身邊的人;Hip Hop/Rap的〈行公義、好憐憫〉是探討基督徒的真正使命,能否領略「WWJD(What would Jesus do?)」的真諦。


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From Blog of Mobile Comic Online: 《鐘聲》曲風多但不會突兀

Original post can be found here.


卡數的其中一樣是團契的壁報板(當然,其他的還有更多)。這年度團契的主題是「行公義 好憐憫」,我立即就想起了這首歌出來︰

鍾氏兄弟幾個月前推出的「鐘聲 The Chimes」大碟可說是我目前最喜愛的基督教歌曲大碟,歌手唱功根基固然厲害,而且碟內歌曲風格有十多種之多,聽來卻又令人感到十多種風格能融在一起,不會突兀。其中一首「行公義、好憐憫」就是在叫我們多關心身邊的人和事,多行公義和好憐憫。

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Support 《一激OK》

From Michael Chu's 1G blog:


It has the MV/Karaoke version of "The Chimes!" Please support

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Friday, October 16, 2009

《共鳴歌單》: We've got good taste!

嘉賓:業餘音樂人 鍾一匡 受惠機構 : 聯合國難民署
歌名 歌手/組合
1 一晚長大 (kidult mix) 劉德華
2 夢想...有一天 鍾一匡、鍾一諾
3 鐘聲 鍾一匡、鍾一諾
4 蚌的啟示 關正傑、盧冠廷、區瑞強
5 我的歌 大AL
6 豈有此理 Blue Jeans
7 陰天 李宗盛
8 邂逅UFO 夏韶聲
9 把根留住 眾歌星

嘉賓:鍾一諾 受惠機構 : 聯合國難民署
歌名 歌手/組合
1 鍾聲 鍾一匡、鍾一諾
2 Just call to say i love you Stevie Wonder
3 改變常改變 林子祥
4 天變地變情不變 張學友
5 Man in the Mirror Michael Jackson
6 光輝歲月 Beyond
7 夢想有一天 鍾一匡、鍾一諾
8 地球大合唱 群星

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第廿五屆基督教聯合書展即將開始,10月14日至10月21日,鍾氏兄弟也會場館中出現, 並舉行CD簽名會, 敬請踊躍出席。

地點:九龍彌敦道136號 A


10月18日 (星期日) 下午4時至7時

For more info, go here.

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From 和's blog: Chung's sounds

Original post can be found here.

Can't live without good music in Hong Kong? We have a lot of options, for example go international. Huh? Still crave for domestic favour but frustrate with latest canton-pop? We don't have to die. Good music goes the Gospel. The Chimes delivers some good songs in their album, Chung's sounds《鐘聲》. My favorite:

Light in my heart
The Good Samaritan
Back to Heaven
I have a dream (track 14 not 6)

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CASH Members Beware! Last chance to vote for THE CHIMES and make Gospel Music history!

Deadline is tomorrow!!! CASH members, please vote for "The Chimes" in the following categories:-

CASH最佳歌曲大獎 - 鐘聲 曲: 鍾一諾 詞: 鍾一匡
最佳旋律 - 鐘聲 曲: 鍾一諾
最佳歌詞 - 夢想…有一天 詞: 鍾一諾/鍾一匡
最佳合唱演繹 - 赤子之心 羅敏莊/鍾一諾
最佳男歌手演繹 - 鐘聲 鍾一諾

請繼續締造《鐘聲》神話! CASH Members 請投《鐘聲》神聖一票!!



Let's make GOSPEL MUSIC history!!!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New MV has arrived! 行公義 好憐憫

行公義 好憐憫 - 鍾一匡 鍾一諾 (鍾氏兄弟) MV

It's long overdue! Please pass it to your friend.

From Music Garden: 首次聽這首歌時,已被它獨特的寫作方式吸引,非傳統、守舊的詩歌旋律,樂器的配搭更是巧妙、精彩,又有RAP,真的非同凡響。歌詞內容信息主要來自聖經彌迦書,自己很喜愛的一段經文,透過這首新歌,對於神的說話又能進一步的理解。

Read the original post here.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

From DJ*onathan's wordpress: 《鐘聲》有點驚喜!

Original post can be found here.

昨天光顧 MAL
老闆對音樂充滿熱誠 介紹不同的唱片給我試

特別想推介這一張 質素很高的福音唱片
鐘聲 The Chimes

不用我多介紹了 不如親自到這 [網站] 看看樂評吧
鐘聲 鍾一匡/鍾一諾 [MTV]

唱片封套裡面 的 Liner Notes 當中有不少分享
其中有一段引用了 James Taylor Secret O’Life

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

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One Love!!

This song put chills to my body and tears in my eyes.

Long live Bob Marley! Change the world. Let racism end.


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Thursday, October 08, 2009

公義樹圓桌會『六大優勢產業 破格求變』系列


日期 2009年10月31日(六)
時間 下午2:30 – 4:30
分享嘉賓 鍾一匡博士、鍾一諾先生 (福音發燒CD《鐘聲》作曲、填詞及主唱)
地點 九龍尖沙咀漆咸道南45-51號其士大廈3樓303室




**查詢電話 8200 6009


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Monday, October 05, 2009

From Gospel Herald: 《鐘聲》創新峰獲五項CASH金帆獎提名

陳麗斯 / 基督日報記者

Original post can be found here.

由鍾一匡、鍾一諾兩兄弟聯同一眾資深音樂人及樂手精心炮製的福音唱片《鐘聲》再創新峰,近日傳出獲五項「2009 CASH 金帆音樂獎」提名,狀態甚勇。

五項獲提名的獎項包括CASH最佳歌曲大獎(鐘聲)、最佳旋律(鐘聲 曲: 鍾一諾)、最佳歌詞(夢想…有一天 詞: 鍾一諾/鍾一匡)、最佳合唱演繹(赤子之心 羅敏莊/鍾一諾)及最佳男歌手演繹(鐘聲 鍾一諾)。






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Sunday, October 04, 2009

From Krisli's xanga: 唱新歌讚頌袮

Original post can be found here.

最近買咗兩隻新碟, 真係超超超超超超超超超正呀! 呢兩隻碟都係基督教albums, 但有別於一般嘅現代詩歌, pop味比較重, 但絕對係高質素!!

呢兩隻碟係徐偉賢嘅「Never say Never 」同 鍾氏兄弟嘅「 The Chime鐘聲」。 兩隻碟都包含不同嘅音樂種類, 有騷靈, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Rap 等, 有創作, 有re-create, 有融入, 將現代同傳統/古典, 非常好玩又悅耳動聽, 歌詞都好到肉, 又令人感動。 我覺得兩隻碟嘅歌未必適合敬拜or領詩時合唱, 但絕對係replace pop music嘅好選擇! 不要光把聽歌時間淨係俾晒飛輪海棒棒堂GEM陳柏宇周柏豪HotCha......


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Saturday, October 03, 2009

From 3C Music: 九月讀者評分【鐘聲】仍受歡迎

Original entry here.

九月不乏具份量的唱片面世,而能夠成功取得廿五位樂迷或以上投票的唱片僅有四張,亦就是份量最重的那四張,分別為陳奕迅【上五樓的快活】、Mr.【If I am…】、蘇打綠的【夏.狂熱】及Swing的【武當】。分數最高的一張是陳奕迅【上五樓的快活】,有9.0,但僅得廿五人投票;最受歡迎的唱片則為蘇打綠的【夏.狂熱】,一個月內有五十七人投選,達8.5高分。



樂手 專輯 日期 票數 平均評分
鍾氏兄弟 【鐘聲The Chimes】 2009-07 161(+65) 9.1
陳奕迅 【上五樓的快活】 2009-09 25 9.0
關淑怡 【Shirley’s Era】 2009-06 91(+10) 9.0

Also from 3C Music: 2009Cash金帆音樂獎進行投票

Original entry here.


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Friday, October 02, 2009

Breaking news!!《鐘聲》 獲五項「2009 CASH 金帆音樂獎」提名, 包括CASH最佳歌曲大獎!

最新消息:《鐘聲》 獲五項「2009 CASH 金帆音樂獎」提名, 包括CASH最佳歌曲大獎! 可喜可賀!

CASH最佳歌曲大獎 - 鐘聲 曲: 鍾一諾 詞: 鍾一匡
最佳旋律 - 鐘聲 曲: 鍾一諾
最佳歌詞 - 夢想…有一天 詞: 鍾一諾/鍾一匡
最佳合唱演繹 - 赤子之心 羅敏莊/鍾一諾
最佳男歌手演繹 - 鐘聲 鍾一諾

請繼續締造《鐘聲》神話! CASH Members 請投《鐘聲》神聖一票!!



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From isaacky_song's Xanga: 《鐘聲》齋聽樂器都抵返!

Original post can be found here.

(除非係識得friend 出碟啦)
無他,因為覺得本地製作的編曲好 gross


雖然D歌內容有D都係有D odd
有人甚至comment 話佢地係
'HK's own "buena vista social club"'
怪唔知係 HMV 上到 jazz/easy listening 第三
這算是本地基督教音樂的record 喇

My comments:
1. What's odd about the content of 《鐘聲》?
2. We were on HMV Jazz/Easy Listening Chart No. 1 for 7 weeks.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009


多謝大定支持, 2009年最受歡迎福音CD《鐘聲》第二版CD已售罄, 第三版新碟正趕製中。HMV, HK Records 及各福音書店尚餘少些存貨, 不便之處望各位原諒!

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