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The Privilege of Only Singing ‘Our’ Song

It is most unlikely that Reginald Heber, vicar of the village church of Hodnet, meant to be hostile to or dismissive of the peoples of the world when he penned a hymn urging the church to its missionary task. Heber … Continue reading

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The Hymnal From Below: A Justice Reading of Glory to God

“There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcast, the suspects, the maltreated, the power-less, the oppressed, the reviled – in … Continue reading

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I Wonder if We Mean it This Year

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was telling me about the first time her partner accompanied her to the PC(USA) General Assembly. She told me that they were there to be a witness to the Church, to join … Continue reading

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The Power of a Good Mashup

Question: “Why should European-American Presbyterians in the United States include world music in our worship?”  I love a good mashup; I suspect we all do. There is something powerful about the collision of two different songs, a mess of lyrics … Continue reading

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