Monday, 26 September 2011

E=mc2 - Einstein - speed of light - hymn

E=mc2 - Einstein - speed of light - hymn

God is less tangible than a neutrino
(taking a short-cut? Or faster than light?
Challenging theories, sustained suppositions).
Can we be certain that we are so right?

All our theology, all speculation
must be provisional, never a creed.
Is the best test of 'divine' revelation
how it is mending those broken, in need;

Open to challenge, to intellect, reason;
forging new concepts in culture and place;
yet in humility focusing loving,
open, accepting and channeling grace?
© Andrew Pratt 26/9/2011
Tune: Stewardship
HYMNS POSTED ON THIS BLOG MAY BE USED FREELY LOCALLY WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. TO PUBLISH FOR PROFIT PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHOR. For more hymns go to Hymns page For Books by Andrew Pratt follow LINKS on the Links page. Books are available on the following sites: Amazon, Stainer & Bell Ltd, Twelvebaskets, SCM-Canterbury Press Latest book due Summer 2010 SCM Studyguide Practical Skills for Ministry - follow this link - http://www.scm-canterburypress.co.uk/bookdetails.asp?ISBN=9780334043591 Andrew Pratt lectures at Luther King House, The Partnership for Theological Education, Manchester as a Methodist Tutor at Hartley Victoria College

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Hints for Hymn Writers

Be literate and intelligent

Tackle old themes in new and innovative ways using language that is contemporary. And what is con-temporary, of the time tomorrow, will not be what we are using today.

Tackle new themes that need to be addressed.

…And maybe, just maybe,you will begin to make, not just echo, doctrine… Oh dear!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Net Gains (Guide for Ministry) and Inextinguishable Blaze (Wesley Hymns) Kindle

My books Net Gains (A Guide for Ministry) and Inextinguishable Blaze (Meditations on 52 of Charles Wesley's Hymns) are now available on Amazon Kindle.
Hymns and the Bible - a new booklet is also now available.