Pastor pens verses on gun violence sung to the tune of church hymns

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Carolyn Winfrey Gillette in the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware in 2010. Photo courtesy of Bruce Gillette

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette in the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware in 2010. Photo courtesy of Bruce Gillette

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(RNS) The new verses that the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette pens are tools for moving people beyond the paralysis they may feel when they hear the latest bad news.

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  • Come on^^^. We are in the 21st century!

  • rich miller

    I understand you may disagree, but what does the 21st Century have to do with the argument. Does theology and doctrine bend to culture or the text?

  • Larry

    Theology always bends to culture. As do textual interpretations. Especially when doctrine reflects ideas which would be considered anti-social, criminal, or just uncivil in a given day and age.

    The idea that there is only one way to interpret the text is more self-aggrandizement than reality. Fundamentalist types like to think there is only one possible reading (their own) but they are never representative of an entire faith.

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  • Rev. Carolyn Gillette has written new words with familar tunes from the Protestant tradition for over 15 years. I have followed and used her material during those years. So, Rev. Gillette with her husband, Rev. Bruce Gillette, are established authors of contompary hymns and articles within the Protestant community of the Christian Church. Their published books and articles have been widely used in the United Presbyterian Church, Church World Sevice and the wider Protestant community. The hynms are apart of their ministry to those afore mentioned.