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bio website simon.gillbee.com
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Personally, I am a husband, step-father, grandfather, Christ-worshiper, singer, worship leader, computer programmer, reader, game player, kite flyer, generally all around fun guy (or that fungi?). Professionally, I'm a developer for a major software company. I've been developing commercial software for the last 15 years. These days I'm primarily writing enterprise-scale client software using .NET and loving it!

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comment What should be the role of music in corporate worship?
Is there a place for expressions of musical worship with historic or traditional backgrounds? As you mention, what about organ-led traditional music with older English language idioms? What about Latin chants (Gregorian for example) used in some Catholic services? It is still worshipful to listen to Bach's St. John's Passion even though it is musically outdated? I don't think you can throw it all out just because it's not current, but you can't also throw out contemporary offerings either because of the relevance issues you mention.
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comment Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
That's a very good distinction. I suppose a good question might be "What does it mean to be a Christian?". I tend to eschew cultural Christianity as being authentic, but there are those who live lives based on the moral teachings of Christ without any real faith. Perhaps we need to distinguish big "C" Christians (those who put their faith in Christ) with little "C" christians (those who live moral codes as taught by Christians).
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