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As Allie notes, worship styles which do not use the organ have become increasingly popular for some number of years. But the organ is by no means anywhere close to dying out as an assist to worship. It's largely a matter of personal taste of the worshipper. All other things being equal, those who spend Friday or Saturday night at the Symphony or the Opera ...


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Over the last 20 years the Contemporary Worship movement has steadily grown pushing the organ out of church and replacing it with instruments that are actually relevant to modern culture. The trend has accelerated over the last few years to the point that guitar led worship is close to dominant. Use of the organ is collapsing at 1% a year. ...


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I know this has an accepted answer, but I would like to add this from Philippians 1 15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure ...


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If there is an anti-rock music movement amongst Christians, where did it originate? What is the basis for the belief? Are there particular Bible verses or doctrinal stances that underpin the anti-rock stance? There is no organized "movement" as such. However, local Christian leaders may periodically condemn the music and urge their followers to some sort of ...


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This is similar to a perennial question raised on a couple of Email lists devoted to Anglican and Catholic church music to which I subscribe, and ultimately comes down to the definition of "sacred music". In the email lists, it was found impossible to agree on a rigorous definition, but it was generally agreed that we could identify it when we heard it. One ...


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In the LDS church in the US it is common to sing patriotic songs around Independence Day and sometimes Memorial Day and Veteran's Day too (though I think that's more rare). It is very unusual to hear them sung at church any other time. Official guidance on the matter: National Anthems A few patriotic songs have been included in the hymnbook; with ...



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