“May we sing hymns accompanied by guitar?” “Why do you still use the King James Version for the Bible Lesson?” “Why does the Church occasionally use other translations than the KJV?” We regularly receive such inquiries, together with requests that the Board of Directors either issue clarifying policy statements—or reprint Board statements from the 1950s or ’80s, or even the ’20s. As to Christian Science church services, we value branches finding innovative and interesting ways to follow the “present order of services” in the Church Manual.
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