In die Skriflig
versión On-line ISSN 2305-0853
versión impresa ISSN 1018-6441
BUYS, P.J. y MUSWUBI, Aaron T.. Uncovering key biblical principle in handling disputable music matters in missio Dei perspective - a basic theoretical study. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp.1-13. ISSN 2305-0853. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v49i1.1936.
This article investigates key biblical principles in handling disputable music matters from Romans 14:1-15:13 and their implications for a missional church. It becomes clear that the principles uncovered in this biblical passage are synecdochically and analogically applicable to many varied disputable matters, which could confront the church anywhere at any given time. These matters include disputes on worship music and songs. The multicultural context in which the church find herself in cities, continues to pose a challenge to individual Christians and the church as a body. Hence, it exposes both Christians and the church to more and more inevitable need for clear biblical principles in handling disputable matters including liturgical music wars. The goal of this article is not only to reduce time and energy used in arguing over disputable matters, but also to turn the disagreements into redeeming encounters, which will strengthen the missional witness of the church by enriching diversity in unity.