Why this site?

So why did I set up the Hymns of the Spirit site?

Without a good reason could easily become a hobby site or an antiquarian folly. I have five reasons, roughly in order of importance:

  • to promote a landmark Unitarian and Universalist worship resource
  • to republish worship material for reuse and adaptation
  • to focus attention on the next generation of hymnals and worship materials
  • to provide a training tool for worship leaders
  • to identify the work and theology of the era

Look forward to a formal launch in July 2013.

There is no new hymnal

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2013 has just ended — I watched parts of it from home — and reflected that my first General Assembly was 20 years ago, in Charlotte. One of the big accomplishments then was releasing the brand new gray hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition.

Twenty years later, we have seen supplements, but no new full hymnal since.

More interesting to me is that the old red hymnal, Hymns of the Spirit, chugs along, Continue reading There is no new hymnal