Monthly Archives: May 2013

Remembering Jane Parker Huber

Yesterday I mentioned that today I would begin a series of posts honoring hymn text writers who have made significant contributions to hymnody with inclusive texts. Today we remember – and pay tribute to Jane McAfee Parker Huber – born … Continue reading

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More is needed than simply inclusive words . . .

Isaac Watts – 1674 – 1748 – is often referred to as the “Father of English Hymnody – having written more than 700 hymns texts. Many of them remain in use today including “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and … Continue reading

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Intentional choices . . .

As stated in yesterday’s post – this post will introduce The Inclusive Bible with specific interest in the intentional choices that were made in the process of preparing the text. The following is from the section labeled “Inclusive Language” from … Continue reading

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YES – it REALLY does matter . . .

It has been several days since I posted my last entry on this blog. I intended to add a post on May 24 – but – something very unexpected happened that day which derailed my plan and it has taken … Continue reading

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Inclusive or exclusive . . .

It hasn’t taken long for the “people get what they deserve” theologians (I’m not sure that theologians is actually an appropriate term in this case) to come forth with their comments following the disastrous storm in central Oklahoma. Today as … Continue reading

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Are we willing to give up being willful . . .

Amazing! At least at this point in time that seems to be the best word I know to describe a situation that continues to provide a serious stumbling block for people who are seeking a community of unconditional love and … Continue reading

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Where there is unconditional love and acceptance there is hope . . .

A few days ago I returned again to one of my favorite books – Walking on Water: Self-Esteem and a Journey of Faith* by Robert Ball. Earlier today I read the following words which I offer to you because they … Continue reading

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