inclusive language in Christian worship

Why inclusive language? — Thomas G. Long, USA

Thomas Long writes: ‘Take the issue of inclusive language. Why should I be bothered with inclusive language in worship? Some people say that you should use inclusive language because otherwise, feelings will get hurt. That is true but not very persuasive. Others say that you must use inclusive language because kids in school are using […]

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Gender Inclusive Language and Worship — Adrian Thatcher, Modern Church

Professor Adrian Thatcher advocates usage of gender-inclusive language. For him, this can include appropriate and thoughtful use of gender-specific language which does not privilege men over women.  In a 36-page booklet entitled “Gender Inclusive language and Worship” produced by Modern Church, Adrian provides practical suggestions for church groups committed to creating inclusive worship experience. Click […]

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Psalm 40 Praise – Duncan Wilson, UK

Originally written as a responsive reading for the Second Sunday of Epiphany, Year A.     Ready-to-download and print: Praise Psalm 40 — Duncan Wilson, UK WORD Praise Psalm 40 — Duncan Wilson, UK  PDF We wait patiently for the Holy One who hears our cry for help. lifting us out of the quick sands […]

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Acts 28, Building bridges — Ana Gobledale, Zambia

Thoughts on partnerships and relationships Acts 28 To the ends of the earth Go and build bridges Go and connect Demolish dividing walls At least peer over them Search for openings Find points of intersection Along the many footpaths See not a single way Know your own path And cherish its rightness for you Pause […]

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Pentecost Prayer — David Allen, Australia

Spirit of God, come among us on this Pentecost day. Make this day a re-birth-day for your people. Make us passionate in our faith, strong in our commitment, courageous beyond our imagining, and willing to love, and keep on loving, without reservation, we pray. Send your holy wind among us, not as a gentle breeze […]

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