Category Archives: Music


In The Face of Temptation – Lenten choral piece

An original piece of music for your choir’s undertaking!

Written seventeen years ago, based on a melody from two hundred years ago!

This piece is appropriate for the First Sunday in Lent, but here it is being posted on the last Sunday of the season, this year… in ample time to learn it for next year!

Download the pdf-file, including SATB and accompaniment parts , here.

Audio of the first performance of this piece:

“In times of trial, we pray, guide us safely along the way.”

Remember God Loves You (song)

A song for young people!

Remember God Loves You: in Baptism, in Communion, in our gathering. We experience God’s love through those around us; God’s love touches all the senses!

A sheet with lyrics and chords: PDF file – Remember God Loves You

For a simple performance of the song, this link takes you to a video clip.

An audio recording:

Resources available in Canada!!

Living the Questions DVD curricula for progressive Christian Adult Education! (see further down for Daniel Erlander resources!)


Available in limited quantities:

Singing the Unsung – $45
9 sessions – featuring John Bell, designed especially for music leaders, and those interested in the revitalization of worship. See a promotional clip here.

The Jesus Fatwah – $95
5 sessions – this series features Hans Kung, Brian McLaren, Eboo Patel, Stephen Prothero, and Feisal Abdul Rauf. Get to know our Muslim neighbours, and move away from negative stereotypes sometimes perpetuated in our culture. See a promotional clip here.

Dream Think Be Do – $200
20 sessions – geared towards young adults, this series features many contributors, with themes like “Faith as Journey,” “Taking the Bible Seriously,” and “Politics.” See a promotional clip here

Note that programs are licensed for congregational use. Prices are in Canadian dollars and include regular shipping for MNO Synod congregations! (Not part of the MNO Synod? Be in touch, and we can sort out shipping to your location!)
(When these copies are gone, additional copies of these and other series can be ordered at regular prices through the Living the Questions website. Note that those prices are in $US, and do not include shipping and possible import charges.)

Looking for something to read? The book, “Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity” can be ordered online!

For more information, and to place an order, email Rev. Tyler Gingrich:

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Lutheran theology and the Christian faith resources written by Lutheran (ELCA) Pastor Daniel Erlander!


Baptized We Live: Lutheranism as a Way of Life – $10

Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God’s Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe – $15

Let the Children Come: A Baptism Manual for Parents and Sponsors – $10

A Place For You: My Holy Communion Book – $10

Water Washed and Spirit Born: A Baptism Manual for Youth and Adults – $8

Tales of the Pointless People (a collection of short stories about how we don’t need to accumulate points!) – $10

Prices are in Canadian dollars, and include shipping to congregations in the MNO Synod. Limited quantities available. To place an order, contact Rev. Tyler Gingrich:

More information, and to order in larger quantities from the US, go to Pastor Erlander’s website.

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Fling the Church Doors Open Wide
songs of Radical Welcome by David Lohman (CD) – $25
visit the Facebook page for more info


*Books, DVDs, and CDs, here, are made available to encourage their use! They are sold at nominal prices to recover cost, not to build a business.

Go And Tell (song)

On this Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C, we read Luke 4:14-21 as the gospel text in the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).

In 1999, the BC Synod of the ELCIC held a youth gathering in the Okanagan. The theme of the gathering was “Go and Tell,” and the guiding text for the weekend retreat was Luke 4:18-19.

In the spirit of youth gatherings, and in congregational song, here is a piece you might use in your community!

To hear it as it was done at that 1999 youth gathering, check out this YouTube clip.

Downloadable pdf-file of the song: Go And Tell