Tagged: Sacred Music

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Sacred Music Sunday: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Starting next Sunday, much of the Christian world will be celebrating Advent – a season of both preparing for Christmas by meditating on the birth of Jesus and looking forward to His return in...

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Sacred Music Sunday: God of the Women

Earlier this summer, I attended a small local feminist Catholic mass and one of the hymns we sang was Carolyn Winfrey Gillette’s God of the Women. It was extremely touching to sing this with...

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Sacred Music: Remember

Ever since reading how Carol Lynn Pearson will sing many hymns using feminine pronouns, I have tried to more consciously practice this myself. I still feel uncomfortable or just completely forget when I’m at...

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Sacred Music Sunday: How Can I Keep from Singing?

I love the hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing,” written by the 19th century Baptist minister and composer Robert Lowry.  Dr. Lowry also wrote “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Shall We Gather...

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Sacred Music: Peace, Be Still

Like so many, I was devastated by the policy changes in November 2015, and now, eight months later, I still have no peace about it.  I feel like I’ve been knocked down by difficult things...

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Sacred Music: When It Was Yet Dark

Guest Post by Exponent II Board Member, Margaret Moore Last year at the Exponent retreat a women’s chorus performed Stephen Hatfield’s When it was Yet Dark during the Sabbath meeting. It is a contemporary...