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Should Christians Listen to Secular Music?

Songs and music, in general, play an important role in the church and Christian life today. Modern technology and contemporary culture have brought new challenges and possibilities to music ministry in the church. Unlike before, you are constantly surrounded by music from TVs and radios, background music on video games, shopping malls, and more. Music as a topic has also been introduced to learning institutions, including most online EdD program available in Washington.

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Why Go to Church?

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I have found my step-son’s assumption that folks go to church so that they’ll land in heaven rather than hell quite common among non-church goers. Perhaps this assumption comes from the presence of hell-fire-and-brimstone preachers on street corners or from the seeming monopoly fundamentalists have on popular media. It sure doesn’t come from the actual church-goers I know.

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Sacred Texts: The Eastern Orthodox Church on Scripture

Scripture is the language of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In 2 Thessalonians 2:15, Saint Paul says, “Brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions (τας παραδόσεις) which you have been taught, whether by word (oral) or our epistle (written).” These holy traditions are defined as the living continuity of everlasting and unchanging boundaries, beliefs and practices as they were imparted and received from Christ and the apostles.

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