ELSEWHERE: Should Churches Alter Their Worship Texts?

In addition to theological issues,¬†the PCUSA's decision to not include "In Christ Alone" in their new hymnal relates to another issue, that of how churches should handle copyrighted worship materials. Or so claims¬†Steve Thorngate, who performed an informal survey of church and worship leaders and found that a significant number will use songs for which they don't have the proper licenses, or will regularly change the words to suit their purposes. Though a seemingly trivial issue, Thorngate's a … [Read more...]


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