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The Lord’s Prayer in Glaswegian

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Hope

“We live in a world that doesn’t have very much hope right now and if you get a glimpse – a glimmer – of something to actually give hope and to actually transform the human heart and communities and the … Continue reading

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Mercy!

I just came across a very old song, written by John Newton, set to new music by Jamie Barnes of Sojourn Community Church.  The lyrics are very powerful still in the 21st century, although written 230 years ago. John Newton is … Continue reading

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“Atheists don’t have no songs”

Steve Martin: “Religious people have such beautiful music and art, and atheists really have nothing…… until now.”   This is a lovely list song – lyrics made up of a list of categories – in this case, faiths.  Sung with … Continue reading

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Reconnecting: microphones and liturgy

Is there a special prayer to prepare to use microphones, when speaking in church?  Malcolm Guite, in his column “Poet’s Corner” in “The Church Times” considers this very point.  He comes up with some playful verses: For putting the rechargeable … Continue reading

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Patience, waiting

One of the first listed characteristics of love in the famous list in 1 Corinthians 13 is patience: “Love is patient….” God is Love – therefore we can expect that he is patient.  Understanding that is helpful. Unfortunately, some Christians, … Continue reading

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Old to new

Worship – for those who love the rich wordings of old hymns, but who want to use 21st century music styles to engage a modern audience, there are some exciting new arrangements which combine both.  For example, one old and … Continue reading

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