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Philippians 4:8 is an excellent guide when considering whether the lyrics in a song, or the words in a book, or a television programme, are appropriate for a Christian to read/see: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—...


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Secular Music and Christian Standards? If you do not mind I would like to answer your question from a Catholic perspective (which I think would be appropriate to some degree to other Christian denominations). For the most part this question will depend on the lyrics. The tempo and beat are are of less importance to some degree, but should not be entirely ...


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Keith Mathison wrote a paper Solo Scriptura: The Difference a Vowel Makes published in the journal Modern Reformation Vol 16 Issue 2 (March/April 2007) to contrast Solo vs. Sola Scriptura. He also wrote the 2001 well-cited book The Shape of Sola Scriptura whose table of contents can be found here. His description of "Solo Scriptura" origin and ...


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Obligated fasting in Christianity? Many denominations require their faithful to fast at various times of the year. Fasting is a practice in several Christian denominations and is done both collectively during certain seasons of the liturgical calendar, or individually as a believer feels led by the Holy Spirit; many Christians also fast before receiving ...


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A similar question What denominations don't believe in fasting? And Why? mentions the following under the heading Who fasts and who doesn't?: Both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have required fasting periods for their members, as shown by the links. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are encouraged to fast for the ...


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