Instrumental Cravings

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The controversy over mechanical instruments of music in Christian worship began when they were first introduced ten centuries too late to be employed with Divine approval in the church of…

“Please, Turn Up the Heat”

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] I have noticed that some people do not like to sit in the center section of pews during worship because they feel the cold air blowing directly on them. Some…

Acappella and the Acappella Vocal Band

Hits: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The musical group, “Acappella” and its corollary, the “Acappella Vocal Band,” have become extremely popular among brethren (especially “youth directors” and young people) in recent years. What is the origin of…

Get Involved in Worship

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In recent years there has been considerable discussion among brethren about getting more people involved in worship. No one will question that anyone who pretends to be a servant of…

“Understandest Thou What Thou Singest?” No. 2

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In an attempt to help us better understand some of the words and phrases of some of spiritual songsand hymns we sing, I offer the following additional comments to those of…

Notes on Musical Instruments in Worship

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The most often asked question about our belief and practice concerns this issue. This subject relates to our acceptable worship of God. Some in the church now discount the importance…

Building Up the Church Through Singing

Hits: 33[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Many characteristics distinguish mankind from all the lower forms of animal life. Among the most notable of these peculiarities are the size and capability of the human brain (which makes us…

What Is a “Change Agent”?

Hits: 122[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The term, change agent, has been in use at least since 1947 in social psychology circles in reference to those whose task it is to facilitate change in organizations. Lynn…