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Praying Twice: Love Came Down at Christmas

Christmas carols are lovely, but so often they just roll right over me. The words to many of the carols found in the Hymnal 1982 are wonderful, but they are associated for me with childhood memories, bits of forgotten television … Continue reading

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Praying Twice: The Theology of the Hymnal

Saint Augustine of Hippo is often credited with saying, “When you sing, you pray twice.” I have no idea whether he actually said it or not, but it does aptly capture the lived experience of music in worship. If you … Continue reading

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