a people’s history of prayer: elizabeth thunderbird haile

“O God the Creator,” a hymn by Elizabeth Haile, Shinnecock, and Cecil Corbett, Nez Perce/Choctaw O God the Creator, the Three in One The Creator of Earth and moon and sun You have loved and protected us since time first begun And we’re brothers and sisters in God’s love, in God’s love. And we’re brothers and sistersContinue reading “a people’s history of prayer: elizabeth thunderbird haile”

a people’s history of prayer: gwendolyn brooks

The Preacher Ruminates Behind the Sermon I think it must be lonely to be God.  Nobody loves a master. No. Despite  The bright hosannas, bright dear-Lords, and bright  Determined reverence of Sunday eyes.  Picture Jehovah striding through the hall  Of His importance, creatures running out  From servant-corners to acclaim, to shout  Appreciation of His merit’sContinue reading “a people’s history of prayer: gwendolyn brooks”

a people’s history of prayer: an introduction

  Ever since I first heard of A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, I have been fascinated with the series. Most recently I read An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Her thoughtful prose and love for the subject has filled me with such intrigue and sorrowContinue reading “a people’s history of prayer: an introduction”