Prophecy is a job not for the comfortable but for the afflicted.
Lent | Second Sunday in Lent (Year C)
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 (Psalm 27); Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35
Hope is the content of faith. Hope is the adopted son, the grafted inheritor. If there are to be, as with Abraham’s descendants, innumerable stars and grains of sands, it will be through this boy.
I'm a bit of a congregational song nerd, and the church music folks I know talk about things like "sound pools" and "heart songs." Sound pools are what Mennonite musician, teacher, and hymnologist Mary Oyer and her students (who became my teachers) describe as the body of music that a culture or community shares.