Mary Louise Bringle is chair of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song and professor of philosophy and religious studies at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina.
Why hymnals matter
Many churchgoers greet the announcement of a new hymnal with a single puzzled, even outraged question: Why?
In preparing the new PCUSA hymnal, our committee may have made some wrong decisions. But they weren't careless or cavalier ones.