(This is the second in a 10 part series. Number 8 will be released tomorrow. If you are just starting to read this series, you will need to start with Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church! first and then #10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship before reading this one)
I remember when our Tribe released its new “Official Hymnal” back in 1989. It had been 25 years since the previous “Official Hymnal” had been release after 4 years of work. My Tribe is not known for being among the fastest to embrace anything new. And now, 27 years later, the process has started for another new “Official Hymnal” for our Tribe. One thing I remember about the process that produced our current “Official Hymnal” is a controversy around one single hymn: “Onward Christian Soldiers”.
There was a group of people who became very vocal in their opposition to this ancient classic being…
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