You won’t be hearing this new/old version of “What Child Is This,” over the mall’s speakers. The scandal of the incarnation meeting the scandal of the cross does not sell.
I’m always looking for smart, religion and culture commentary on the Internet. I’m sure there’s more, but here’s a list of some great religion and culture sites that get my eye time each week.
I received an interesting message from an old friend asking about the hymn, “For Everyone Born” (text by Shirley Erena Murray; tune by Brian Mann). He wondered whether the hymn struck me as controversial. After all, how do we sing about abuser and abused having a place at the table?
It’s time for a bulleted, random post. I won’t even stoop to a top ten list! (Where are my Internet skillz?) Here goes some tidbits for the week…
Some people say funny things–call them “misrepresentations” or “lies.” This post is an informal revision of the official PCUSA document, “Constitutional Musing: Misrepresentations about the PCUSA” published by the Office of General Assembly.
Too many millennials have reflected on their faith saying, in part….“I just went through the church motions until college. So, to parents out there, a word of encouragement: talk to your children about faith!
How does a new book on “networked individualism” call the church to reconsider our notions of belonging, particularly our practice of belonging to discrete local congregations?
Last week I traveled with a colleague and student leader from Concordia College to Nicaragua where we learned about the amazing work Lutheran World Relief is doing in the country. If plans proceed as I hope: Concordia students, look for info this fall about a May 2014 LWR Justice Journey seminar to Nicaragua!