Jeff Brower

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Lift Up Your Hearts Accompaniment?

In the past we have used the accompaniments that came with the grey Psalter Hymnal for band instruments for special occasions. Does anyone know if there is anything similar for the Lift Up Your Hearts songbook?

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Assumptions about Deacons

Some years ago, the Christian psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend published a book called "12 "Christian" Beliefs that can Drive You Crazy." In it they detailed some common beliefs about life and psychological health that people often assume are Biblical. The book was written in the hope that people will critically reflect on these assumptions, and ask themselves if they truly emerge from Scripture. The Diakonia Remixed report, and hopefully the process that is emerging from it, may be an opportunity for us to do the same when it comes to the office of deacon. It is a good time to...
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  • Example: Acts of Synod 2021.

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