Apostasy means to fall away from the truth.
Medical drugs are not the only things with surprising and unwanted side effects. When Henry Ford invented the assembly line to mass produce automotive vehicles, his goal, beside money for himself, was that ordinary working people could afford to own their own vehicles.
He probably never thought of the side effect on young couples who no longer had to court under the watchful eye of family. The couple could drive off in a car and within minutes be completely private to do whatever they wanted to do.
Courting died and dating was born, as were babies to unprecedented numbers of pregnant brides. More Surprising Negative Side Effects Did the texting app developers foresee that texting while driving would one day top drunk driving in the number of traffic fatalities?
The inventors of ultrasound scans wanted to determine the health of unborn babies, but did they foresee that this would lead to the murder of millions of unborn girl babies by parents who prized sons over daughters. At first incoming university students loved Facebook since they could get to know their fellow students and potential roommates on line during the summer.
Did anyone anticipate the cyber bullying that would follow? Or future employers seeing the pictures of drunk and naked applicants? Some churches now operate cell phone jammers during services. And speaking of church, projecting the words of the hymn on a screen solves several problems. No need for new or growing congregations to buy expensive bound hymnbooks, introducing a new hymn to the congregation is easy, and new Christian songwriters can now easily put their music and lyrics before the Christian public.
The negative side effect is the deplorable lack of musical and theological standards. Thousands of congregations all across North America now stand, and mostly listen, to a group perform music that is frequently unsingable by a congregation.
Too often the lyrics are of dubious theological accuracy, and have little deep meaning, and yet they are mindlessly repeated, on and on, again and again, over and over, seemingly forever, with no end in sight, with as much spiritual value as the perpetually turning Tibetan prayer windmill wheel.
Canada Leads the Way No one can see all the negative side effects of every new development.
Happily, help is on the way. Canada is, once again, in the technological forefront in setting up a New Technology Administration NTA to test and check new technology, then publish warnings of potential problems, and recommend counter measures to mitigate the negative side effects.
They will be checking new worship songs for lyrics with sound theology and tunes congregations can actually sing.
They will also deal with the current collection of songs. Any worship team singing a non-HSA-approved worship song would do so at the peril of annoying and irritating the congregation. To prepare the unsuspecting congregation, a mandatory red flashing warning would appear on the opening screen.
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What a brilliant idea! And you almost had me call the EFC. I think red flags started appearing as soon as I read about the red flashing warning appearing on the opening screen. But it makes me think about my own worship experience.
The more traditional hymns definitely are a lot more sound and meaningful than some of the more modern worship songs. I think the Gettys and Stuart Townend are a wonderful exception to this rule, however.Your church believes the marriages of the congregation matters.
The marriages outside the congregation matter as well. Your church could offer childcare monthly or quarterly so parents who can’t find an end to the chaos can at least have a break in the calendar.
Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries • Overview of Medieval Europe – Germanic/Asiatic invasions (’s’s CE) Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries • by the late ’s, the unrest finally – and there was a New World dawning. The Black Death. Tonight I want to address some thoughts to the theme of a church for the new millennium.
Some of these things of course will be familiar to us but I just want to kind of pull them together in the con. The CERI Project entitled New Millennium Learners (NML) started in with the global aims of investigating the effects of digital technologies on school-age learners and providing some.
In this new context, it seems fair to say that the Church has become the principal institutional advocate in the world of the need to reunite the two halves of the divided soul of liberalism — its commitment to human liberty and its acknowledgment of a single human .
Of greater concern than the movement’s faulty definition and false claims are the negative effects of TM, which may include a variety of adverse physical and psychological consequences for meditators.