Since the late 19th century, The Church has been held hostage to one of the most theologically facile songs that has ever been sung during a service. All of the accusations of “pie in the sky when you die” and a “bearded man in the sky” can be found in this universal favourite. When combined
About six months ago we were talking about Hail Holy Queen. Let’s face it, we’d been watching Sister Act. We wanted to sing it with Metanoia but needed to make it work liturgically. We’ve reworked it to be about Jesus for Christ The King. We did it last night at Rock Mass and it worked
Those of you who have had to listen to me pontificate about church music for any length of time will have heard me lament, quality or music, quality of lyrics, lack of scriptures and theological statements in modern music. You will have no doubt also heard me groan at the mention of most Christmas music
Hat tip to @prescentorsue for bringing it to my attention.
At #worship2013 conference organised by the liturgical commission. As the conversation has developed, the word ‘trite’ has been used extensively. I put “I’d better not mention the Superman grace”. Twitter has demanded the Superman grace. I’m putting together a video that goes with it for the summer school I’m running to check that our later.