Old Country Church singing continues on despite poor weather Sunday

first_img Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, attended the Singing at the Old Church for the first time and the singing was a new experience for him.“I knew a lot of the songs that have been around for ages but some of them were new to me,” Shirley said. “It was good to discover these long, cherished songs. And, it was great to hear them sung without music. When there is no music, you pay more attention to the words and how the music blends. I really enjoyed the singing. It was different but delightful.”Shirley said the songs were sung in a way that is not traditional with the Methodist church.“The singing had the flavor of Sacred Harp, with the pitching of the songs and the four parts,” he said. “It was wonderful to hear the seasoned voices that knew their parts and made the music so beautiful. “Sometimes, I had to not sing and just listen to the verse and chorus before I could sing. It was a beautiful music that you just don’t hear that much anymore — special music in a special place at a special time of year.”The Singing at the Old Country Church will be held at 2 p.m. the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2015. Rain or shine. By Jaine Treadwell Old Country Church singing continues on despite poor weather Sunday Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The storm clouds and heavy rains didn’t stop the singing at the Old Country Church Sunday afternoon. They didn’t even put a damper on it.Although the one-room church house was not absolutely packed for the first time in 13 years, no one could tell.John Senn, who, with his wife, Mary, hosts the annual singing the Sunday before Thanksgiving, said the acoustics in the Old Country Church are so amazing that the church is always filled with the sound of music no matter how many or how few voices there are. Print Article Sponsored Content “Mary and I receive a blessing every time we open the doors of this church and we have been richly blessed here today,” Senn said in thanking all of those who braved the weather to participate in the a cappella congregational singing. “Those who came in a rain storm really love to sing. I think this will be one of the most memorable singings we’ve had because we had to brave the weather to be here.”About 100 people gathered to sing the old church songs on the stormy Sunday before Thanksgiving.“It is good to give thanks in all things,” Senn said. “In spite of the weather, we had a real good singing.” By Blood Sugar Blaster Skip Latest Stories You Might Like Adams Glass readies for open house event Charles Adams, above, is shown here workign on one of his many angel glass pieces. Adams will be hosting an… read morelast_img read more

Author provides insights on dignity

first_imgProfessor Christopher McCrudden of Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland offered his insights on the difficult concept of human dignity to students and faculty on Tuesday.McCrudden’s lecture centered on his book, “Understanding Human Dignity,” and took place at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.McCrudden said the subject of his book is difficult but regularly invoked in a variety of situations.“There are relatively few uncontroversial things that could be said about human dignity,” McCrudden said. “The very least that could be said about it is that the concept of human dignity has never been so omnipresent in everyday speech. It is frequently referred to in political, oral and legal discourse. … The power of the concept is unquestionable.”As pervasive as the concept of human dignity is, it can nevertheless be a point of contention, McCrudden said.“As dignity has become more pervasive, in particular, in human and constitutional rights, it has begun to lose its ‘fatherhood and apple pie’ innocence,” McCrudden said. “The greater scrutiny that dignity has been receiving, though, has resulted in a deep-veined skepticism.”McCrudden said the discussion of human dignity has immense academic and real-world impact and consequences, mainly in the sciences and in human rights.“[There are] two areas [in which] the criticisms of dignity are particularly intense, not to say, vitriolic,” McCrudden said. “First, dignity is seen as placing limits on some developments in areas of scientific pursuit. … Critics of the use of human dignity in the life sciences see dignity as a conversation-stopper.”There has also been pushback against the idea of human dignity by some people who stand for particular human rights, McCrudden said.“Some see human dignity as undermining, for example, the American conceptions of freedom of speech, sometimes when it is being used to prohibit speech, namely hate speech,” he said. “Others, more numerous, I think, see human dignity as a Trojan horse for religiously-inspired attacks on various other aspects of liberalism, such as equality or justifying attacks on autonomy — the power of choice.”McCrudden said his book attempts to rationalize and discuss the place of human dignity, even in the areas of contention.“The purpose of this book, despite its length, is not to be the last word on [this] subject. … That is not the point. That’s why the discussion should take the book as a launch pad to start over,” McCrudden said.The lecture was sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Study.Tags: Christopher McCrudden, Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Human Dignity, Kellogg Institute, Understanding Human Dignitylast_img read more