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(RNS) The psalmist said to praise God with trumpets, harps, tambourines and loud clanging cymbals, but some Christian churches shun all instruments in favor of good old-fashioned a cappella singing. Provost Darryl Tippens is helping convene the second conference on preserving a cappella music at Pepperdine University, which is affiliated with the non-instrumental Churches of […]

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  1. Amen! I really appreciate the perspective that you’ve placed on this subject…neither condemnatory of those who choose to use instruments, nor ashamed or embarrassed to explain why the early Christians and the church down through the ages have placed the emphasis first and foremost on the heart and voice. I missed the first two Ascending Voice concerts, but definitely plan on attending next year’s. God bless.