HYMN: a song with spiritual foundation


I’m one of those unusual people who really pays attention to the words of music.  Especially in church.   It really bothers me when I find us singing  a hymn in which the words are diametrically opposed to the stated theology of my faith. Why are we singing it? 1) It’s an old favorite and the […]

ECUMENISM [EK-yoo-muh-niz-uhm]: the aim of unity among all Christian churches throughout the world


The purpose of this posting is to correct a misuse of the word ecumenism.   This past week I heard a TV commentator talk about the fact that rabbis, imams, priests and ministers all came together in a rare show of ecumenical spirit over a topic in a neighboring city.  It was, truly, a newsworthy event, […]