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[Ancient Faith Radio; September 13, 2007]
In early June I went to Los Angeles to speak at a conference
at Pepperdine University that was on a fascinating topic; it was about a
capella church music. I didn’t know
this, but Pepperdine was established as a Church of Christ school—Church of
Christ being a flavor of Christianity that is extremely Bible-based, very
conservative in many senses, and in fact, they say the three things that make
them different from most protestant churches is that they have weekly communion,
they baptize by full immersion, and that everything in their worship is sung
without instruments, it’s all a capella.
They say they do these three things because that’s the way the early
church did it, and of course as an Orthodox visitor to the campus, I was
delighted to say, ‘Yeah, that’s the reason we do it too.’ We certainly agree that that’s what the early