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Lutherans at Creation '99 sing praises of hip hymns

The rock musician played Amazing Grace on a jarring, screeching electric guitar, issuing a wake-up call to the tens of thousands of Christians streaming into the sun-drenched natural amphitheater for morning worship on the last day of Creation '99. Lincoln Brewster's rendition proclaimed to all those with ears to hear that hymns, even sacred ones, can be more hip. "I don't care how the message is getting out as long as people hear it," said Mark McAllister of Peace Lutheran Church, Glen Burnie, Md. "Most Lutherans are too busy sitting on their hands. They need to loosen up and raise their hands in praise."


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