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Transforming Worship

Friend of ExploringLiturgy.org Craig Mitchell sends a contribution: 

Here are images from the “Transforming Worship” Conference, held in Adelaide last year, at which Ruth Duck (USA), Mark Pierson (Aotearoa New Zealand) and Stephen Burns (Australia) spoke. 

THANK YOU, AND ENJOY! 

Praise drumming - How Great Thou Art

World Outreach International Missions conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand:

July 2018 / video and drumming by Jeremy Yeo

A view from the stage as drummer Jeremy Yeo (Singapore/Melbourne) jams with Samba beats in the Country Gospel version of the hymn "How Great Thou Art" ..... ENJOY ... 

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How Great Thou Art

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think of God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And lead me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow with humble adoration
And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Video below: gospel version 2008 as performed by Carrie Underwood

Feminist readings of the Bible

Talitha Fraser’s photo essay of last week’s day seminar of the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies is now online: https://itellyouarise.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/the-state-of-feminist-biblical-scholarship-symposium-11-may-2018/

Pilgrim Theological College was packed for the event with Adela Yarbro Collins from Yale Divinity School, USA, Gerald West from KwaZulu-Natal University, South Africa, Jione Havea from Trinity Methodist College, Aotearoa New Zealand, Rachelle Gilmour from the University of Sydney, as well as a wealth of scholarship from the University of Divinity with Angela Sawyer from Sterling Theological College, and Carolyn Alsen and Dorothy Lee from Trinity College Theological School all giving papers. Katharine Massam and Coralie Ling led prayer.

Yarbro Collins marshalled evidence of women’s leadership in early Christian tradition, and a number of the other speakers explored difficult biblical texts that do not always make their way into lectionary sequences or contexts of worship. Their explorations of the troublesome texts involved calls to both “re-read and re-write the Bible” (West)—hence Havea and West’s embrace of the biblical genre of letter writing for their presentations.

Thank you, Talitha.

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