New & Noteworthy: June 2018 | Sojourners

New & Noteworthy: June 2018

Four culture recommendations from the editors.
Portland musician Haley Heynderickx
Images of God

Electric folk singer-songwriter Haley Heynderickx releases her debut album, I Need to Start a Garden. Imbued with authenticity and gentle guitar picking, Heynderickx’s “Untitled God Song” challenges the masculine imagery so often ascribed to God. Mama Bird Recording Co.

Praying Toward Justice

In A Booklet of Uncommon Prayer, educator and liturgist Kenji Kuramitsu offers bold prayers-in-action on topics such as police brutality, domestic violence, and environmental destruction. They lean into the hope that “how we pray is how we believe.” Evangelicals for Social Action

Breaking the Silence

In The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention, Rachael Keefe, grounded in her own story of life-threatening depression, challenges the church to proactively address mental health, depression, and suicide. Includes reflection questions, resources, scriptures, and prayers. Chalice Press

Sing of Love and Justice

For more than 40 years, Ken Medema has been known for his powerful style, witness to God’s call to justice, peace, love, and service, and gift for improvising music and lyrics. The Way I See It Now offers 21 classic Medema songs, recorded with just voice and piano. Brier Patch Music

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