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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 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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LOVE in the Context of Multiculturalism

The second candle in the Advent wreath is often called the candle of love — arguably the most generic and the most important of the Christian virtues. We know how the verses go: “Love your neighbor as yourself,” “Love is … Continue reading

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