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God who knows our darkest moments (website only)

“God who knows our darkest moments” by Gareth Hill New on 20 October, 2016 – written to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, a hymn that speaks to all our griefs and to God’s unfailing constancy and love     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Iambic), Articles, Big questions, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Dim ond Jesu, Hill, Gareth, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Latest hymns (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk) 3 Comments

Wandering people – learning from the Bible

What the Bible says about refugees – a brief overview     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Refugees and the Bible – readings to explore

Bible readings about those who were forced to leave their homes or who faced persecution     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Special Sundays and weeks, Worship Resources

Choosing hymns – more than picking our favourites

The science of hymns and older people explored by Margaret Goodall     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Making the most of hymns, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Hymns and war – conflicting views

Two recent hymns for Remembrance Sunday raise questions about commemorating fallen service personnel in worship.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Special Sundays and weeks, StF+ hymn articles, Worship Resources

Is singing on the way out?

Are Christians who argue over what to sing missing the point? The Revd Owain Jones thinks they are.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Words and music 14 Comments

Singing in the polling booth

Can hymns help inform our political choices?     see details / comment

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Are Christians really interested in one another?

Is the ecumenical project dead in the water, asks Laurence Wareing     see details / comment

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Halloween – a “thin place”?

Is there a case for reclaiming Halloween as an intrinsic element of the Christian celebration of All Saints? Laurence Wareing believes there may be.     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions 6 Comments