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Master of Divinity (MDiv)




As one enters a typical Sunday School, he will hear music. This is not surprising, for music is a prominent part of the education of the Church. Questions, however, are surfacing today. Is music a valuable part of the education of the Church or is it simply an appendage, used out of indifference, convention or even the need to fill up the time allotted? Is music being planned with the lesson or is it more commonly picked upon arrival? Is music chosen for its beauty, familiarity, intended use or for its rhythmic style? These questions are not easy to answer nor are they only being asked of music. Unfortunately such questions often go unanswered. The intent of this paper is to answer some of these questions and give instruction to the teacher that will enable him not only to answer these questions but also to use music effectively in his teaching.

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