“Our Mother …”

Ruach

Many arguments for male-exclusive language for God insist that use of female images and names for God is a modern radical feminist plot to overthrow the church.  To the contrary, scripture and the Christian tradition are full of such images that have simply been crowded out by the dominance of patriarchal views of God. Rev. [Read More...]

For Feminist Days (After Christmas)

herchurch

I’ve been sharing some feminist musical resources in the days surrounding Christmas this year, and last year did the same … check out these links if you want more!  Today brings one last offering from Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton’s work on Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians, this time recorded by Vocal Divine at herchurch/Ebenezer Lutheran in [Read More...]

“Sound Forth the News” (of Feminist Christmas Carols!)

Last year, I first shared some seasonal feminist musical resources around Christmas.  They feature the words of my friend Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton from her work on Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians.  I’m sharing some of them here again this year, especially for anyone who is looking for rich, creative, and inclusive words to inhabit comforting and familiar tunes. The version [Read More...]

For a Feminist Advent

Ruach

Last year, I first shared some seasonal feminist musical resources around Christmas.  They feature the words of my friend Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton from her work on Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians.  I’m sharing some of them here again this year, especially for anyone who is looking for rich, creative, and inclusive words to inhabit comforting [Read More...]

“Challenge Our Labor to Set People Free”

daisy bates

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Pictured here is Daisy Bates, “the only female organizer who spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.”  The commemoration this year has turned a lot of people’s attention to the ongoing work for justice, jobs, and freedom.  It also [Read More...]

“God Calls Us All to Join Her Labor”

goddess

I have been in two different conversations with leaders in the churches this summer in which the ongoing need for inclusive and expansive language and images for the divine has come up.  I’ve shared stories and resources here on this blog that identify and speak to that need.  But truthfully, I find it hard to [Read More...]

“You Call Us, Christ-Sophia”

mmbutterfly

Recently, I shared a story about the power of images and language for God in which the author asks: How many biblical images of God are there?  What about the deeply theological work behind expansive language for God?  We were indoctrinating children into an exclusively male image of God and it didn’t seem like anyone noticed or [Read More...]

‘She and He Together Dancing’

Ruach

Check out this lovely collaborative effort from Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton and Larry E. Schultz of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.  Jann writes: “This hymn was one of the first in my collaboration with composer and minister of music Larry E. Schultz.  Larry wrote the fresh, vibrant tune for this hymn and named the tune “Spirit Dance.” [Read More...]

“Come Now, O Wisdom”

sarasvati

Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton has shared a new resource for those interested in more inclusive and justice oriented sacred music, this one with new words set to another familiar Christian hymn (“Lord of all hopefulness / Lord of all joy”) written by a woman, Jan Struther, who incidentally is most well-known for creating the character Mrs. [Read More...]

Feminism & Christianity, ‘Changing Church’

CarynBook

Over at her Changing Church blog, Jann Aldredge-Clanton regularly shares new hymns and profiles leaders in a variety of Christian communities.  I’ve shared recordings of her music as well as her profile of Rev. Alice Martin, and should also note that Jann’s is one of the stories included in Lana Dalberg’s new book Birthing God, [Read More...]


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