New Hymnal Will Not Include Reformed Confessions

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Synod 2011 said the new hymnal being produced by Faith Alive, Lift Up Your Hearts, will not include the full text of the Reformed Confessions as originally planned.

Because of its smaller size, the hymnal will be easier to use and handle without including the confessions. Removing the confessions also increases the hymnal’s potential to be used by other denominations.

Synod noted the easy access to the confessions online and in other publications. They will also be printed in a separate volume that can be used in a classroom, church, or home.

For more coverage while synod is in session, including webcasts, photos, discussion forums, reports, and more, visit the Synod 2011 website.

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Ryan Struyk was a former Banner news correspondent for classes Grand Rapids South and Thornapple Valley.