Day: June 29, 2016

Old music, new words: A hymn for Orlando

Old music, new words: A hymn for Orlando

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 […]

The world responds to the Istanbul attack

The world responds to the Istanbul attack

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 […]

Early Christians buried in the church whose namesake they heard preach

Early Christians buried in the church whose namesake they heard preach

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 […]