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Letters to the Editor – August 2007

Transparency is what church needs
Praise God for Tamie Ross’ series on transparency, for women of the church and particularly the wives of ministers (Page 31, June and July).
It is becoming clear that the need in the church to bring who we really are out in the open is a real calling of the Scripture.
Judy Levy | Princeton, N.J.
A cappella music coverage praised
Just received the latest issue, and having attended The Ascending Voice symposium at Pepperdine, I was eager to see your write-up (Page 17, July).
Thank you for reporting on this momentous event, unprecedented in our history. And what a glorious occasion it was. Sharing what’s right about a cappella music means that we speak in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
One note of correction with regard to Alice Parker: She worked with the late Robert Shaw, not Robert Page (as reported), who is very much alive and a tremendous blessing to our heritage.
Jerry Bryan | Taylor, Mich.
Church outside the building?
The problem is not in how many young people we retain or how evangelistic we are, or are not (See “Are we losing our young people?” Page 1, July). The problem is a paradigm shift in the way the upcoming generation thinks. We must come to grips with the reality that for the upcoming generation, church will not be a third-person entity done from a building. Worship, fellowship and ministry may be practiced in a “house church” or by a small group at a coffee shop who will never see the inside of a “church building.”
K. Rex Butts | Ithaca, N.Y.

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