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Winning worship wars: Part 3

We continue this short series on the place of music in Adventist worship. In part 1, I proposed what I call the reductionist approach to church music. This view removes music from an inappropriate pedestal of importance in worship and brings it down to the level of a language used for communication. In part 2,…

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Music matters in the church: Part 2

“Music should have beauty, pathos, and power. Let the voices be lifted in songs of praise and devotion. Call to your aid, if practicable, instrumental music, and let the glorious harmony ascend to God, an acceptable offering” (Ellen G. White, Evangelism, 505). Few subjects have generated more conflict than the kinds of music one should…

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Music matters: part 1

As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe we have a wholistic message to share with the world in the end time. We believe this message is relevant to all aspects of human nature and experience in the twenty-first century and that, ultimately, the gospel touches and can heal every part of the human life. Indeed, as Jesus…

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Bishops for the new fields elected

Despite the setbacks and inconveniences caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the global community, Uganda Union, the supervisory body of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Uganda has registered notable church growth success through the establishment of two new fields namely North Buganda Station and West Buganda station. Yesterday on the 19th of November, 2020, in…

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Proper use of Voice

Right Voice Culture No Idle Tale—The human agentmust take himself in hand. God has given him physical andspiritual powers, and these need to be constantly cultivatedand improved. In a great measure, physical weariness maybe avoided by speaking slowly, calmly, unexcitedly. In speaking, many have made a constant tax upon their vocal organs. The lungs have…

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Don’t Grease the slope: Preventing fraud at your church

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity report for the year 2019, the global Christian church lost $68 billion through ecclesiastical crime−church fraud−in 2019. Sadly, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is not immune. Fraud can and does happen in churches. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, three elements must exist for a fraud…

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