Somewhere, right now, people are arguing about church music - and it's been that way for nearly 2000 years! Why is that? This week, Onsi and Rhys are joined by John Ahern to discuss big questions which have recurred again and again in church history: music or lyrics? Performers or laypeople? How (if at all) do we fund church music? With particular reference to the Middle Ages, our hosts consider how church history can inform our CCM dominated moment.
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Onsi: Schuyler Quntel RSV Bible
Rhys: The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland by Gerald Bray
John: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke/Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Confessions by St. Augustine
Docta Sanctorum Pactum by Pope John XXII
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