'The Other Lectionary'

‘THE OTHER LECTIONARY’ SUNDAYS 2019

This suggested ‘southern hemisphere’ Lectionary (with a few Resources added below) is being offered in parallel to, or even replacement of, the RCL which is in standard use by many. The idea behind it is it gives a choice on some days/Sundays of the year for the more ‘progressive’.

But perhaps more than that, it is an attempt to be ‘landscape real’.

Towards the end of his life, Westar Institute founder and New Testament scholar Robert Funk, issued a ‘call to arms’ on the Sunday Morning experience: throw the old forms out and start over again... Design a new Sunday Morning experience from the ground up... new music, new liturgy, new scriptures, new ceremonies, new rites of passage.

He admitted there were two schools of thought on such a project: One school advises us to continue to employ the old forms but understand them differently. The more progressive school would have us modify the old liturgy, music, and scriptures by cleaning them up and bringing them closer to what we really believe.

I have been trying to do some of that during my ministry - both with the Liturgy - A Gathering Liturgy for the Celebration of Life - and with specific bits within the liturgy - such as themes and readings. Such readings are mostly non-biblical.

The following is not all there could be, for such an ‘Other Lectionary’. But it is a sample gift for each to reshape and add to, as each sees fit.


Rev Rex A E Hunt
Empire Bay NSW 2257
Australia

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Children Sunday
27 January
Resources:
Gibran, K. The Prophet. London: Heinemann, 1926/1969
Binkley, C. G. & J. M. McKeel.
Jesus and his Kingdom of Equals. An International Curriculum on the Life and Teaching of Jesus. Santa Rosa: Polebridge Press, 2002
Alves, R.
Tomorrow’s Child: Imagination, Creativity, and the Rebirth of Culture. Eugene. Wipf & Stock, 2011

Australia Day/Invasion Day
(26 January)
Resources:

https://www.australiaday.org.au/

https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-invasion-day

Fearless Sunday
3 February
Resources:
Grayling, A. C. The Good Book. A Secular Bible. London. Bloomsbury, 2011
Jim Burklo. http://www.jimburklo.com/
Miller, R. J. (ed) The Future of the Christian Tradition. The Jesus Seminar. Santa Rose. Polebridge Press, 2007
Hunt, R. A. E.
When Progressives Gather Together. Liturgy, Lectionary, Landscape… And Other Explorations. Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2016

Treaty of Waitangi Day (NZ)
(6 February)
Resources:

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/waitangi-day

“Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand, and commemorates the signing, on 6 February 1840, of the Treaty of Waitangi.”

Evolution Sunday/Weekend
10 February
Resources: 

http://theclergyletterproject.org/

Geering, L. G. From the Big Bang to God. Our Awe-inspiring Journey of Evolution. Wellington. Steele Roberts/Salem. Polebridge Press, 2013
“Painting the Stars. Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” DVD from Living the Questions, 2013
Sagan, C. The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God. Edited by Ann Druyan. New York. Penguin Press, 2006
Hunt, R. A. E. Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature. Bayswater. Coventry Press, 2018
Goodenough, U. The Sacred Depths of Nature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998
Sanguin, B. Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos. An Ecological Christianity. Canada: Kelowna. CopperHouse, 2007
Peters, K. E. Dancing with the Sacred: Evolution, Ecology, and God. Harrisburg. Trinity Press International, 2002
Primack, J. R. & N. E. Abrams. The View from the Centre of The Universe: Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos. New York. Riverhead Books, 2006
Fleischman, P. R. Wonder: When and Why the World Appears Radiant.  Amherst. Small Batch Books, 2013

World Water Day
(24 March)
Resources:
Roberts, E. & E. Amidon.
Earth Prayers from Around the World. 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth. New York. HarperCollins, 1991

http://worldwaterday.org/

Transgender Day of Visibility
31 March
Resources:

https://www.hrc.org/resources/international-transgender-day-of-visibility

Autumn/Leaves Sunday
14 April
Resources:
Slim, H. A Feast of Festivals. Celebrating the Spiritual Seasons of the Year. London: Marshall Pickering, 1996
Hunt, R. A. E.
Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature. Bayswater. Coventry Press, 2018

Earth Day
(21 April)
Resources: 

https://www.earthday.org/2018/05/19/earth-day-2019-campaign-save-endangered-species/

Roberts, E. & E. Amidon. Earth Prayers from Around the World. 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth. New York. HarperCollins, 1991
Fox, M. et al. Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action. Rhinebeck. Monkfish Book Publishing, 2018
Goodenough, U. The Sacred Depths of Nature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998
Godfrey, B. C. Wisdom For A New Era: Balancing Nature, Science, and Belief. Houston. Strategic Book Publishing, 2014
Butler Bass, D. Grounded: Finding God in The World. A Spiritual Revolution. New York. HarperOne, 2015
Hunt, R. A. E. Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature. Bayswater. Coventry Press, 2018
Swimme, B. T. & M. E. Tucker.  Journey of the Universe. New Haven. Yale University Press, 2011
Tucker, M. E. & J. Grim. (ed). Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community. New York. Orbis Books, 2014

Humour Sunday
21 April
Resources:

https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/03/holy-humor-sunday-resource-index.html

Hunt, R. A. E. Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature. Bayswater. Coventry Press, 2018

Pluralism Sunday
5 May
Resources: 

https://progressivechristianity.org/pluralism-sunday/

Vosper, G. We All Breathe. Poems and Prayers. Toronto. PostPurgical Resources, 2012
Fox, M. One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths. New York. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2000
Hanh, Thich Nhat. Essential Writings. (Ed). Robert Ellsberg. Maryknoll. Orbis Books, 2001

Mothers/Parents Day
12 May
Resources:
Ward, H.; J. Wild, & J Morley. (ed). Celebrating Women. New edition. London. SPCK, 1995.

Matariki (NZ)
(June)
Resources:

https://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/articles/matariki-maori-new-year/

“Maori New Year. Matariki appears in the eastern sky sometime around the shortest day of the year, and is thought to determine how successful the harvest crop will be in the coming season. The brighter the stars, the more productive the crop will be.”

World Environment Day
(5 June)
Resources:

http://worldenvironmentday.global/

Swimme, B. T. & M. E. Tucker.  Journey of the Universe. New Haven. Yale University Press, 2011
Tucker, M. E. & J. Grim. (ed). Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community. New York. Orbis Books, 2014
Roberts, E. & E. Amidon. Earth Prayers from Around the World. 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth. New York. HarperCollins, 1991
Hunt, R. A. E. Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature. Bayswater. Coventry Press, 2018
McKibben, B. Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Melbourne. Black Inc., 2010
Hamilton, C. Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change. Melbourne. Black Inc., 2007
“Painting the Stars. Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” DVD from Living the Questions, 2013

Heretics Sunday
16 June
Resources: 
“No such thing as ‘orthodoxy' and ‘heresy’ existed for at least the first 200 years of the movements that would someday become Christianity. The supposed master narrative of a Jesus-based orthodoxy beleaguered by malicious heresies is a fantasy of a later era. In fact, these early communities were wildly diverse, promoting a variety of social and poetic experiments…” (Jesus Seminar)

Vosper, G. With or Without God. Why the Way We Live is More Important Than What We Believe. Toronto. HarperCollins, 2008
Hunt, R. A. & Smith, J. W. (ed) Why Weren’t We Told? A Handbook on ‘progressive’ Christianity. Salem. Polebridge Press, 2013
Freeman, C. AD 381. Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State. New York: The Overlook Press, 2009
Muir, J. F. Heretics’ Faith. Vocabulary for Religious Liberals. Annapolis. Muir Publishing, 2001

Refugee Sunday
23 June
Resources:

http://www.refugeehighway.net/world-refugee-sunday.html

Winter Solstice (Southern Hemisphere)(23 June)
Resources:

St Stephen’s Non-Theistic Project. http://stephen.srv.ualberta.ca/publications/non-theistic-liturgy-resources/#sthash.0Sd5KwzN.wLO2Tlw4.dpbs

Diversity Sunday
14 July
Resources:
Kaufman, G. God, Mystery, Diversity. Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World. Minneapolis. Fortress Press, 1996
Taussig, H.
A New New Testament. A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Bouma, G. D.
Being Faithful in Diversity. Adelaide. ATF Press, 2011

National Tree Day
(28 July)
Resources:

https://treeday.planetark.org/

Sophia Sunday
11 August
Resources:
Ward, H.; J. Wild, & J Morley. (ed). Celebrating Women. New edition. London. SPCK, 1995
Winter, Miriam T.
Women Prayer. Women Song. Resources for Ritual. Hartford. Meyer Stone Books, 1987
Christ, C. P.
She Who Changes. Re-imagining the Divine in the World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
Taussig, H.
A New New Testament. A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

Endings and Beginnings Sunday
25 August
Resources
Roberts, E. & E. Amidon.
Life Prayers from Around the World. 365 Prayers, Blessings, and Affirmations to Celebrate the Human Journey. New York. HarperCollins, 1996
Aronson, R.
Living Without God: New Directions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, and the Undecided. Berkeley. Counterpoint, 2008
McRae-McMahon, D.
Prayers for Life's Particular Moments. Thornbury. DesBooks, 2001
Cupitt, D.
Life, Life. Santa Rosa. Polebridge Press, 2003

Season of Creation (Various annual ‘Nature’ themes)Five Sundays in September
Resources:

https://seasonofcreation.com/

Habel, N. Rainbow of Mysteries. Meeting the Sacred in Nature. Kelowna: Copper House/Wood Lake Publishing, 2012
Habel, N. An Inconvenient Text: Is a Green Reading of the Bible Possible? Adelaide. ATF Press, 2009
Hunt, R. A. E. Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature. Bayswater. Coventry Press, 2018
Peters, K. E. Dancing with the Sacred: Evolution, Ecology, and God. Harrisburg. Trinity Press International, 2002
Tucker, M. E. & J. Grim. (ed). Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community. New York. Orbis Books, 2014

International Day of Peace
(22 September)
Resources: 

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-day-of-peace-2019/

Spring Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)(22 September)
Resources:
St Stephen’s Non-Theistic Project. http://stephen.srv.ualberta.ca/publications/non-theistic-liturgy-resources/#sthash.0Sd5KwzN.wLO2Tlw4.dpbs

Social Justice Sunday
29 September
Resources:
(Check your denomination’s resources)
Nelson-Pallmeyer, J. & B. Hesle.
Worship in the Spirit of Jesus. Theology, Liturgy, and Songs without Violence. Cleveland. The Pilgrim Press, 2005

Pets/World Animal Sunday
6 October
Resources:

http://www.webofcreation.org/SeasonofCreation/animal.html

Reformers/Progressives Sunday
27 October
Resources: 
Grayling, A. C.
The Good Book. A Secular Bible. London. Bloomsbury, 2011
Mack, B. L.
The Lost Gospel. The Book of Q and Christian Origins. New York. HarperSanFrancisco, 1993
Taussig, H. (ed).
A New New Testament. A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Taussig, H.
A New Spiritual Home. Progressive Christianity at the Grassroots. Santa Rosa. Polebridge Press, 2006
Hunt, R. A. E.
When Progressives Gather Together. Liturgy, Lectionary, Landscape… And Other Explorations. Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2016
Freeman, C.
AD 381. Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State. New York: The Overlook Press, 2009
Webb, V.
Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology. Finding Your Own Voice. Northcote. Morning Star Publishing, 2015
Parkinson, L.
Made on Earth: How Gospel Writers Created the Christ. Richmond. Spectrum Publications, 2015
Taussig, H.
A New New Testament. A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Butcher, J. B
. An Uncommon Lectionary: A Companion to Common Lectionaries. Santa Rosa, 2002
“Painting the Stars. Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” DVD from
Living the Questions, 2013

Blue Knot Day: Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
(28 October)
Resources:

https://www.blueknot.org.au/GET-INVOLVED/Blue-Knot-Day/Get-Involved

Sunday of Lament
(28 October)
“The Anniversary of the Battle of Milvian Bridge. It was on this day in 312CE that Constantine and his brother-in-law Maxentius, each backed with substantial armies, contested for supreme rule of the entire Roman Empire. Constantine was victorious and thus were inaugurated two millennia of systemic Christian imperialism, global antisemitism and corruption of the original Jesus message into Nicenian Christology”.  

Resources:
Carroll, J. Constantine's Sword. The Church and the Jews. Orland. Mariner Books, 2002
Carroll, J.
Christ Actually. Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age. London. Penguin, 2015
Parkinson, L.
Made on Earth. How Gospel Writers Created the Christ. Richmond. Spectrum Publications, 2015
Crossan, J. D.
God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now. New York. HarperSanFrancisco, 2007
Wilson, B.
How Jesus Became Christian. Canada. Random House, 2008
Meyers, R.
Spiritual Defiance. Building a Beloved Community of Resistance. New Haven. Yale University Press, 2015
Vosper, G.
With or Without God. Why the Way We Live is More Important Than What We Believe. Toronto. HarperCollins, 2008
Benedikt, M.
God is the Good We Do. Theology of Theopraxy. New York. Bottino Books, 2007

Halloween
(31 October)
Resources:

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/halloween

Parihaka Day (NZ)
(3 November)
Resources:

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/keyword/parihaka

Transgender Day of Remembrance
17 November
Resources:

https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/transgender-day-remembrance

Religious Literacy Sunday
17 November
Resources: 

https://rlp.hds.harvard.edu/our-approach/what-is-religious-literacy

https://www.westarinstitute.org/

Mack, B. L. The Lost Gospel. The Book of Q and Christian Origins. New York. HarperSanFrancisco, 1993
Taussig, H. A New Spiritual Home. Progressive Christianity at the Grassroots. Santa Rosa. Polebridge Press, 2006
Galston, D. Embracing the Human Jesus: A Wisdom Path for Contemporary Christianity. Salem. Polebridge Press, 2012
Hunt, R. A. E. Against the Stream: Progressive Christianity Between Pulpit and Pew. Northcote. Morning Star Publishing, 2013
Parkinson, L. Made on Earth: How Gospel Writers Created the Christ. Richmond. Spectrum Publications, 2015
Armstrong, K. On the Bible. Crows Nest. Allen & Unwin, 2007
Cupitt, D. A New Great Story. Salem. Polebridge Press, 2010
Taussig, H. A New New Testament. A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Jenks, G. C. (ed). The Once and Future Scriptures. Exploring the Role of the Bible in the Contemporary Church. Salem. Polebridge Press, 2013
Bessler, J. A.  A Scandalous Jesus. How Three Historic Quests Changed Theology for the Better. Salem. Polebridge Press, 2013

Jesus Nobodies Sunday
24 November
Resources:
Galston, D. Embracing the Human Jesus: A Wisdom Path for Contemporary Christianity. Salem. Polebridge Press, 2012
Hedrick, C. W.
The Wisdom of Jesus: Between the Sages of Israel and the Apostles of the Church. Eugene. Cascade Books, 2014
Crossan, J. D.
God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now. New York. HarperSanFrancisco, 2007
Levine, A-J.
The Misunderstood Jew. The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. New York. HarperOne, 2006
Funk, R. W.
A Credible Jesus. Fragments of a Vision. Santa Rosa. Polebridge Press, 2002
Hoover, R. W. (ed).
Profiles of Jesus. Santa Rosa. Polebridge Press, 2002
Churcher, J.
Setting Jesus Free. London. Christian Alternative Publishing, 2009

Eureka Day (Aus)
(3 December)
Resources:

http://home.alphalink.com.au/~eureka/eurday.htm

Keneally, T. Australians: Origins to Eureka. Vol. 1. Crows Nest. Allen & Unwin, 2009

Human Rights Day
(10 December)
Resources:

http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

Christmas
24/25 December
Resources:
White, B. A. Something New to Say for Advent and Christmas. Words of Spirit, Faith and Celebration. Wellington, 2017
Shea, J.
Starlight. Beholding the Christmas Miracle All Year long. Chicago. Thomas More Press, 1993
Queripel, J. H.
Christmas. Myth, Magic and Legend. Making Sense of the Christmas Stories. Northcote. Morning Star Publishing, 2018
Miller, R. J.
Born Divine. The Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God. Santa Rosa. Polebridge Press, 2003
Hunt, R. A. E.
Cards, Carols & Claus. Christmas in Popular Culture and Progressive Christianity. Northcote. Morning Star Publishing, 2014
Spong, J. S.
Born of a Woman. A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus. New York. HarperCollins, 1992
Roll, S. K.
Toward the Origins of Christmas. Kampen. Kok Pharos Publishing House, 1995
Ludemann, G.
Virgin Birth? The Real Story of Mary and Her Son Jesus. Translated by John Bowden. Harrisburg. Trinity Press International, 1998
Schaberg, J.
The Illegitimacy of Jesus. A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives. Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition. Sheffield. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2006
Borg, M. J. & J. D. Crossan.
The First Christmas. What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Birth. New York. HarperOne, 2007


Other Resources
(i) Internet

UUA Worship Web. (Unitarian).  <www.uua.org/spirituallife/worshipweb/>
Jim Burklo.  <http://www.jimburklo.com/>
Rex A E Hunt. Post-Liberal Liturgies.  www.rexaehuntprogressive.com>Norman Habel Creation Liturgies.  <www.seasonofcreation.com>
Bronwyn Angela White. Wellington, New Zealand.  < http://www.spirit-and-faith.com/16346232>
The Great Story.  <www.thegreatstory.org> 2003.David Galston. Quest Learning Centre for Religious Literacy. http://www.questcentre.ca/
St Stephen’s Non-Theistic Project. http://stephen.srv.ualberta.ca/publications/non-theistic-liturgy-resources/#sthash.0Sd5KwzN.wLO2Tlw4.dpbs
The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science (IRAS)  < http://www.iras.org/>
Thomas Berry  < http://thomasberry.org/>
Brian Swimme  < https://storyoftheuniverse.org/>
Mary Evelyn Tucker < https://www.humansandnature.org/mary-evelyn-tucker>
Creation Spirituality/Matthew Fox  < http://www.matthewfox.org/>
Environment 360  < https://e360.yale.edu/>
Big History Project  < https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home>
International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR)  < https://www.issr.org.uk/>
Green Churches Network  < https://greenchurches.ca/>
The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale   <http://http://fore.yale.edu/>

(ii) Publications

Glennon, K. Heartbeat of the Seasons: Earth Rituals for the Celtic Year. Dublin: Columba Press, 2005
McIlhagga, K. The Green Heart of the Snowdrop. Glasgow: Wild Goose Publications, 2004
Morwood, M. Praying a New Story. Richmond: Spectrum Publications, 2003
Neu, D. L. Return Blessings: Ecofeminist Liturgies Renewing the Earth. Cleveland. Pilgrim Press, 2002
White, B. A. You Who Delight Me. Words of Spirit and Faith. Wellington: Steele Roberts Publishers, 2012
Habel, N. et al. The Season of Creation. A Preaching Commentary. Minneapolis. Fortress Press, 2011
Habel, N. Acknowledgement of the Land and Faith of Aboriginal Custodians After Following the Abraham Trail. Northcote. Morning Star Publishing, 2018

(iii) Hymns/Songs/Poems

Andrew Pratt Hymns and Words. Blog site.  <http://hymnsandbooks.blogspot.com/>
Andrew has also published three printed editions of his hymns/songs:
Pratt, A.
More Than Hymns. Words for a Lyrical Faith. London. Stainer & Bell, 2015.
Pratt, A.
Reclaiming Praise. Hymns from a Spiritual Journey. London. Stainer & Bell, 2006.
Pratt, A.
Whatever Name or Creed. Hymns and Songs. London. Stainer & Bell, 2002.

William L Wallace. “My worship material, other than hymns, is to be found on the Progressive Christianity website under three collections (1) Celebrating Mystery (2) Festive Worship (for major Christian Festivals) (3) Seasoned Celebration (Seasons of Nature). In all these last three collections include over 950 original sayings.

“All of the hymns which were published by Selah in my book The Mystery Telling are to be found on the website of the Methodist Church of New Zealand under The Mystery Telling http://www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/the_mystery_telling

“The remainder of my hymns are to be found a) on the website of Progressive Christianity under Boundless Life index by William L. Wallace. These hymns cover a wide variety of topics as you can see from the index of Boundless Life on Progressive Christianity. They include such topics as the Ascension, Holy Saturday and contemporary scientific explanations as to the process of the origin of the Cosmos https://progressivechristianity.org/resources/index-to-all-of-william-l-wallaces-boundless-life-hymns/ see also index of children’s songs https://progressivechristianity.org/resources/index-to-all-of-william-l-wallaces-childrens-songs/. 

“There are also Boundless Life Hymns on the website of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, all of which are different from the ones on Progressive Christianity.”

George Stuart. <https://georgenstuart.wordpress.com/>
George has also published four printed editions of his hymns:
Stuart, G.
Singing a New Song. Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century Lyrics. Volume 4. Toronto. G Stuart, 2013.
Stuart, G.
Singing a New Song. Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century Lyrics. Volume 3. Toronto. G Stuart, 2011.
Stuart, G.
Singing a New Song. Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century Lyrics. Volume 2. Toronto. G Stuart, 2009.
Stuart, G.
Singing a New Song. Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century Lyrics. Sydney. CPRT Sydney, 2006.

Shirley Erena Murray
Shirley has many ‘New Words/New Music’ hymns/songs in various collections in NZ. She also has at least three recent stand-alone collections.
Murray, S. E.
A Place at the Table. New Hymns Written Between 2009 and 2013. Carol Stream. Hope Publishing, 2013.
Murray, S. E.
Touch the Earth Lightly. New Hymns Written Between 2003 & 2008. Carol Stream. Hope Publishing, 2008.
Murray, S. E.
Faith Makes the Song. New Hymns Written Between 1997 and 2002. Carol Stream. Hope Publishing, 2003.

Colin Gibson <http://www.dunedinmethodist.org.nz/archive/wshp/zwshp.htm>

Colin is a New Zealand hymn writer. This web site indicates some of his hymns as well as lists the composite collections where his hymns/music can be found.

Mary Oliver <https://www.poemhunter.com/mary-oliver/
Mary Oliver is an American poet. “A few of her books have appeared on best-seller lists; she is often called the most beloved poet in America. Gwyneth Paltrow reads her, and so does Jessye Norman. Her poems are plastered all over Pinterest and Instagram, often in the form of inspirational memes.” (The New Yorker)

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