Articles

  • All Saints - is Halloween a "thin place"?

    Is there a case for reclaiming Halloween as an intrinsic element of the Christian celebration of All Saints? Laurence Wareing believes there may be.

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  • All Saints and All-hallows Eve

    Singing hymns may help us reflect on Halloween as well as All Saints.

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  • Asking hard questions through hymns

    Challenging and thoughtful new and recent hymns on StF+

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  • Celebrating diversity

    Hymns published by Singing the Faith Plus speak of unity in diversity

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  • Covenant and renewal - hymns to explore

    Introducing the Covenant Service and a range of suitable hymns, old and new

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  • Education Sunday 2015 - hymns to explore

    Different perspectives on growth and learning in the light of Jesus' example

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  • Hiroshima - the fallout

    How the events of 6 August 1945 changed the world

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  • Hiroshima hymns

    The events of 6 August 1945 still raise complex questions - what responses do we find in our hymns?

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

    75 years on from the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau we still have cause to remember these events and fear present genocides

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  • Jesus' ministry – a gap in Singing the Faith?

    StF+ responds to Leith Fisher's sense that our modern hymn books are "very light on the life of Jesus"

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  • Jesus' ministry 1 - Things Jesus said

    First in our explorations of StF hymns about Jesus' ministry and teachings

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  • Jesus' ministry 2 - Events in Jesus’ life

    Second in our explorations of StF hymns about Jesus' ministry and teachings

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  • Jesus' ministry 3 - More about metaphor

    Third in our explorations of StF hymns about Jesus' ministry and teachings

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  • Life and Unity in the Church

    Life and Unity in the Church - the hymns we sing

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  • Life with Christ: hymns for the Colossians

    Bible Month in 2019 focusses on Paul's letter to the young church in Colossae. Here is a starter list of hymns that reflect his message.

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  • Moving on - discipleship and removal vans

    Hymns for a time of moving and change

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  • Moving on - treading the path

    Hymns about change and risking

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  • No hymn for Thomas?

    Laurence Wareing asks which hymns best reflect individual saints. He begins with St Thomas, whose story is re-told on the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

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  • Saint Andrew - hymns for a net worker

    Scotland's melodic legacy for Singing the Faith, and Saint Andrew's pointers for Christian discipleship

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  • Saint David - songs for Dewi Sant

    Exploring Welsh tunes in Singing the Faith

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  • Saint David - who was he?

    Patron saint of Wales - austere monk and reluctant theologian

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  • Saint George - more than dragons

    Exploring hymns that speak of England's patron saint

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  • Saint Patrick - hymns from Ireland

    Singing the Faith words and tunes associated with Ireland

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  • Saint Patrick - who was he?

    Ireland's patron saint - fearless, defiant, an immigrant for Christ

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  • Saints - for all the (patron) saints

    Introducing StF's series of articles about the United Kingdom's patron saints and the hymn traditions that reflect their lives

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  • Singing in the polling booth

    Can hymns help inform our political choices?

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  • Social justice - part 1

    Hymns to help mark Social Justice Day, 20 February 2013

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  • Social justice - part 2

    More hymns to help mark Social Justice Day, 20 February 2013

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  • Student Sunday 2020

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  • Susanna's granddaughters - women hymn writers in the Methodist tradition

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  • Telling it like Timothy (Bible Sunday 2018)

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  • The Widow's Mite - a hymn question

    What hymns to sing to accompany one of Jesus' most familiar observations?

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  • This is the day

    Five hymns that punch above their weight. Taking a look at The Lord's Day section of Singing the Faith (rev. June 2017)

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  • This sporting life

    Hymns that use sporting endeavour as a starting point for Christian reflection

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