Category Archives: She Lives!

“Resonate! A Philosophy for Communal Music-Making,” by Larry E. Schultz, composer, hymnwriter, teacher, minister

For almost twenty years I’ve had the joy of collaborating with Rev. Larry E. Schultz on inclusive hymnbooks, anthems, a children’s musical, and a children’s song and activity book. His story is included on my blog and in my book She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World, and a longer version in Changing Church: […]

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Faith Responses to Gun Violence and White Nationalism

On Friday, August 2, I had lunch with Florence Quillin, my dear friend and New Wineskins Community co-leader. She told me about Deanna Morgan Hollas, who had recently been ordained as the first minister of gun violence prevention by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Rev. Hollas is the first person in the country to hold a […]

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Power of Music: The Hymn Society Conference

It was a joy to experience the power of music at The Hymn Society Annual Conference in Dallas. Also delightful was connecting with composers, lyricists, music ministers, organists, and choristers from around the world to share our stories and musical gifts. Here are some highlights from the feast of hymn festivals, workshops, and presentations. (The […]

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Creative & Healing Power of Music

The news these days can be overwhelming. Everywhere we turn we see people suffering from violence, abuse, poverty, exploitation of the earth, racial and gender injustice. We’re all in deep need of healing. We can contribute to healing our world and to the creation of a better world. We can envision and sing of healing […]

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The Power of Music to Change the World

  Recent news stories have uncovered the awful, inhumane conditions that hundreds of children are living under at border detention centers. These news reports have spread on social media, along with some articles about ways we can help children and families at the border. I can’t read and watch horrible injustices without finding some ways, […]

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