Creation Liturgy

Watch this short clip of the open air Creation Liturgy.  Creation Liturgy Celebrating Creation and deepening our commitment to care for it was the theme of this liturgy in the open air in Cornwall, with the Penlee Cluster of Anglican Churches in the Penzance area.  We used the liturgy from the new Iona Abbey Worship Book […]

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Using global song in worship with integrity

Here’s a 15 minute interview I did recently in USA on using global song in our worship. “How can Global Music in Western Worship be done authentically and respectfully?” Its part of a series in The Luxcast, a podcast of Western Theological Seminary in Michigan.  Greg Scheer and I reflect on how to use global music with integrity […]

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Worship recording from Symposium in Grand Rapids

I’m working at the Worship Symposium of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.  This morning I assisted in worship leading with a group of international colleagues.  We are here working on worship preparation for the WCRC General Council in Leipzig, but part of the deal is that we do some seminars, presentations and worship leading […]

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A song for 20th January 2017

On the day of the inauguration of President Trump, this song by John L. Bell seems like a powerful word for our times. You can hear it here Adam Kukuk singing The Truth that sets us free Adam is an American friend who posted this on Facebook today. When the wheel of fate is turning and […]

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Election Hymn

Here is verse 2 of Andrew Pratt’s thought-provoking new hymn, If we claim to love our neighbour. He wrote it in March this year.  It is copyright Andrew Pratt 2015. View the whole song here:  http://www.singingthefaithplus.org.uk/?p=12539 If we punish those with nothing, blaming them for where they stand, is this love of friend or neighbour, […]

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A Place at the Table: for gay and for straight

Shirley Erena Murray writes song texts which bring to the fore issues few others dream of getting us to sing about in worship – thank God for her wisdom and her gifts. Many folk know her excellent hymn A Place at the Table.  The theme is inclusion – for everyone born, a place at the table….There are […]

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