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My Learning Curve with Then Let Us Sing!

In January 2020, I was invited to be part of the Marketing, Animation, and Funding (MAF) Sub-Committee for the “Sing 2025” project, whose goal was the creation of a new all-digital music resource for the United Church’s 100th birthday. MAF is a small group of current and retired church leaders, musicians, General Council staff, and […]

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Living with Respect: A Theology of Copyright

“We recognize that historically legal systems to protect creators have arisen primarily in the Euro-North Atlantic and primarily for the benefit of white Euro-North Americans.” From More Voices “Because we celebrate the image of God in all people and cultures, it is important to acknowledge the origins and creators of hymns and songs and to […]

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Why We’ll Sing What We Sing When We Sing a New Song

Singing our way into a second century of being United Church, we expect the Spirit to show up. Such is the mystical character of faith. As we develop our new hymn resource, we need to figure out how to commission new music, and what precisely we want to sing! The pickings are wide and wonderful. […]