Music
Telling the Story

Telling the Story

by John Schwehn, student reporter Our identities are embedded in our stories. As each congregation has presented their diverse histories and stories, they have brought us into a deeper understanding of who they understand themselves to be. They are musicians, justice makers, generous hosts, dancers, and dramatists. They dwell in urban and suburban communities, on...
Marking Time in Multiple Modes

Marking Time in Multiple Modes

*The following is a transcript of the Summer Seminar closing lecture, given by Rev. Tom Troeger, Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication, on Friday, June 25, 2012*    Marking Time in Multiple Modes   I was very taken with Teresa Berger’s observation that we live with different calendars.  Perhaps you can still picture...
Summer Seminar Kicks off with Hymnfest

Summer Seminar Kicks off with Hymnfest

This upcoming Monday, June 25, the 2012 Congregations Summer Seminar will host a hymnfest at Yale Divinity School’s Marquand Chapel.  The event begins at 7:30pm, and is free and open to the public.  Among the hymns to be sung is Isaac Watts’ “O God Our Help in Ages Past,” and guest organists James Abingdon and...
Summer 2012 Theme: Keeping Time/Life Passages

Summer 2012 Theme: Keeping Time/Life Passages

Keeping Time/Life Passages is the theme for the 2nd annual gathering of congregations from around the U.S. for a weeklong seminar in June.”Time, like an ever-rolling stream, soon bears us all away,” we sing with Isaac Watts. How does a congregation worship God from the midst of the days, weeks, years, and stages of life...