Tag Archives: Presbyterian Hymnal

Sing a New Church!

“Language used in the worship and work of the church should affirm the wholeness of God and the full personhood of every individual.” So wrote Starr Luteri, in the PC(USA)’s 1996 study paper “Language About God”. [1] When you think … Continue reading

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Turning the World Upside Down

This Christmas season, we have touched on a wide variety of topics as we have investigated what the hymns in Glory to God say about justice for the church and for individuals. Some of what our authors have shared has … Continue reading

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Ransom Captive Palestine?

Salvation History in the Presbyterian Hymnal Letter by Nahida H. Gordon, Introduction by Rev. Chris Iosso Mary is warned by Simeon in the Christmas story that “a sword will pierce her heart” (Luke 2:35). Frankly, this letter from Professor Nahida Gordon, … Continue reading

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The Prophet’s Song

“The prophet does not ask if the vision can be implemented, for questions of implementation are of no consequence until the vision can be imagined.”             — Walter Brueggemann In the field of music therapy, stories are often told of … Continue reading

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