As a professional Church Musician, I am essentially a pastor just like a priest, vicar, rector, or curate...etc. The only difference is that I help people worship through Music.
Here are some thoughts.
A Church Music Director and Pastor worry about the same things at the same points in their careers.
Added by Desiree Hines on August 8, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
I've decided to start a blog on Church Music and the things that surround it.
Now, let's do some "disclaiming".
My opinions are not necessarily the opinions of my particular church, parish, or diocese.
I hope that people don't turn Social Media into something that harms another person or gets them "canned". That's not Godly and will probably make the Devil get you!
Added by Desiree Hines on August 8, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Sometimes technology can bring a twist to something familiar that makes it fresh and exciting. I discovered this while adapting the New Testament to an ebook reader format. When read individually, not as part of a collection, the epistles stand out for what they are: letters from Paul to his dear friends. Read more in my latest blog post!
Added by Jon F. Dewey on June 27, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Presented by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music …Continue
Added by John Repulski on June 1, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
after 4 hours, she was still listening to gregorian chant, and i was still waiting for her to leave so i could do the daily office.…Continue
Added by Br. Cletus on May 28, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments
CDSP Creation Eucharist
April 30, 2012
Inscription of the Monument of the Church of the East at Xian Part 2 verses 1-8
Song of Creation EOW I, II, III & Dox
Matthew 13: 1-8, 18-23 (Parable of the sower + explanation passage)
We all know this parable of the sower. Sometimes, we use it to talk about the hard work of nurturing formation in our gardens of faith or of…Continue
Added by Jessica Abell on April 30, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments
First Beer N Hymns liturgy in Portland, Oregon! Article Link right below:Continue
Added by Karen Ward on April 28, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments
Earth Day, April 22, 2012
Easter III, Year B
1 John 3:1-7
We are witnesses of these things, in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer and the Sanctifier. Amen. Please be seated.
Today is Easter three and while egg dying kits are 90% off at CVS, and Cadbury eggs are getting harder and harder to find again, while the rest of the…Continue
Added by Jessica Abell on April 22, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I confess I'm not a fan a big fan of Martin Luther's. Despite maintaining the real presence of the Christ in the Eucharist he lacks the mystical bent that I prefer in my faith. However, he seems more often than not to be the authority on grace so originally…
A while ago I posted about putting out a book on Kindle. This is an update on that: its out on Kindle, and Nook, in paperback and hardback. A publisher has picked it up, and it is in major distribution.
You can find it here:
Added by Jon F. Dewey on March 17, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments
Keynote speaker Phyllis Tickle: Prof. Phyllis Tickle will be keynote speaker at the Institute’s conference on Jan. 14, 2012. She is a renowned scholar, compelling speaker and founding editor of the religion department of Publishers Weekly. Phyllis will speak on “The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with lunch served, and then she will repeat that presentation from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., preceded by dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Cost is…Continue
Added by Fr. Thomas Beasley+ on January 6, 2012 at 9:34pm — No Comments
The Occupy Wall Street protest has just rolled through its one-month anniversary, and this past week at Trinity Church’s neighborhood center, Charlotte’s Place, Trinity convened a panel of Zucotti Park’s resident organizers. They were self-described "punk kids" who offered a fascinating view into the month-old collective mind of the park-dwelling community.
The first thing I noticed was that the speakers weren’t referring to a protest, they were referring to a movement. And when asked…Continue
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I recently came upon Cambridge dean Ragsdale's 2007 speech calling abortion a blessing.
Here are the quotes near the end of her speech:
'These are the two things I want you, please, to remember – abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done.…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Dewey on October 6, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments
I have to admit, I'm a cat lady. Don't get me wrong, I like dogs a lot, but I learn much about faith through the antics of the cats with whom I've shared my lodgings.
The cat with whom I currently live has long forgotten his given name 'Smidgen' having been designated 'Pussycat' for many years by my mom-in-law. He is considered a short-hair, but I don't know how because he has long luxuriant fur - and the doggone cutest face. A slightly crossed eye gives him a permanently…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Dewey on September 26, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Ten years ago I had just gotten home from my overnight job as the night auditor at a local hotel. I was winding down before I went to bed. I had the news on and became - as many Americans did that day - caught up in the unfolding horror of the 9/11 attacks. I had worked in high rise office towers in my lifetime and was sure the employees still had time to get down to safety and I was praying they would -- and then the towers fell and hope with them.
In response to the…Continue
Added by Elisabeth Dewey on September 9, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments
I have been doing a series on my reflections on the 10th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. I am sharing this one because some may find it interesting. I ask (and answer) the question: Where was God on 9/11?
Dia-Novo - Reflections on 9/11. part 2
Added by Jon F. Dewey on September 6, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments
I posted this to my blog last night, I hope ya'll like it...
What’s all this Mary nonsense about?
One of the most difficult things that Protestants have trouble understanding is the Virgin Mary. Maybe its because I have a Catholic background but I find the Virgin Mary a very comforting figure. I’m not necessarily wed to the Immaculate Conception but I’m not necessary opposed to it either. I don’t have a problem asking her to pray for me for…Continue