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Rory Cooney
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church musician and recovering know-it-all
church musician and recovering know-it-all

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So, who do you think is REALLY in charge? Who's your god? Walter Brueggeman thinks that most of us either rely on the cogs and wheels of state and/or church institutions to move history forward, or think somehow that it's us. Is there room for God in our worldview? This new blogpost invites you, as I have, to consider his argument for "prophetic imagination."
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Some ruminations amid the turbulence of the week's news, with Sunday's feast of the Birth of John the Baptizer on the horizon. Hint: that is not a cake on the platter.
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I've been writing bulletin articles on one of the songs we use each week at the parish, and a couple of times now I've expanded those article into blog posts. It also works the other way: when I'm in a hurry and I have something already written in my blog, I downsize it for the bulletin! Here's number 56 in the series about my setting of Psalm 1 from our "Vision" album, entitled, "Roots in the Earth."
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There hasn't been a 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) in this millennium, so this has been my first opportunity to reflect liturgically on this Sunday's gospel, which is considered by some a central text of Mark.
Binding the Strong Man (B10O)
Binding the Strong Man (B10O)
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New post, older song. "Faithful Family" originally appeared on our 1986 record, "Do Not Fear to Hope." Here's a little background on the text and music, both the beauty and the flaws.
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Here's a new post about a communion song published this year by OCP, "What Is This Love?" The question invites wonder at the meal we share every Sunday, and the God who makes it possible.
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A new SongStories post about the origins and production of "Song of the Chosen," the opening song from our 1986 album Do Not Fear to Hope. A later incarnation of the song with the refrain "Happy the People You Have Chosen" could be the responsorial psalm for Trinity Sunday, Year B.
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One of several answers to "What is your favorite song of the ones you've written?" This one is from over twenty years ago, but I love when we sing it each year.
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This new "SongStories" post is about one of the songs on our "To You Who Bow" album from last summer. "God Is Love" takes a text from 1 John 4 from which the second reading for next Sunday, Easter 6 Year B, is also taken, and blends it with 1 Cor. 13, so that we hear about God's love as the revealed model for human love as well.
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