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Divine Particularity

Along with the invitation to write this article about gender justice in the new PC(USA) hymnal, Glory to God, I received a list of relevant hymns. My first reaction was, “Wow, that is a whole lot of hymns with the

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Hearing the Needs of the Community

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To tell the truth, we didn’t think it went all that well. Almost five years ago, four pastors from four different denominations came together to write a proposal for a grant from the Calvin Institute for Worship Renewal. The granting agency warned us that there was a high chance of

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Divine Particularity

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Along with the invitation to write this article about gender justice in the new PC(USA) hymnal, Glory to God, I received a list of relevant hymns. My first reaction was, “Wow, that is a whole lot of hymns with the word ‘woman’ in the title.” It felt awkward, a bit

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The Intersection of Faith and Justice

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your might and love your neighbor as yourself.” This is Jesus’ answer to the lawyer who asks, “How shall I inherit eternal life?” Jesus responds with the words of the Shemah.  The Shemah is offered as

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A Social Justice Journey

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At the end of seminary while I was in the middle of discerning a call, I was invited by the Reformed Church in America’s previous General Secretary, Rev. Wes Granberg-Michaelson, to participate in a continuing education cohort. Our focus: social justice. It is now two years out from that invitation.

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