The New Yorker Radio Hour interviewed Presbyterian minister and hymn writer Carolyn Gillette, who writes new text for older hymn tunes, often in response to contemporary events and topics ranging from adoption to climate change to voting to gay rights. “I think there’s a place in the church for lament” as well as joy and […]
Day: June 29, 2016
Following yesterday’s attacks in Istanbul, believed by many to have been instigated by ISIS, faith voices around the world have been responding. Pope Francis, this morning, reported by the Catholic News Agency: During his Angelus address Wednesday Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Tuesday’s deadly attack on an Istanbul airport, asking that God would […]
Can we see ourselves in the chief priests and Pharisees?
More than a thousand years ago, a group of early Christian converts were buried near Northumberland’s Bamburgh Castle. After some years of excavation and study, they have been laid to rest for a final time, now in St. Aidan’s, a 12th-century church that replaced the original, believed to have been started by St. Aidan: Some […]