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BY REV. BILLY KLUTZ

September 8, 2020


Join the Resistance Prays founder Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons for a Q&A about his book "Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity" on Friday, September 11 at 7pm ET. RSVP here.
Mickey Guyton, who has had a breakout year with two brutally honest songs, will release a new EP, “Bridges,” on Sept. 11.
Mickey Guyton’s music grounded in her experiences as a black woman is the soundtrack for this moment of resistance and action. - via The Washington Post
“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” - Ephesians 5:19 (NIV)
 
Mickey Guyton is the singer we need right now. Her music recounts the realities of sexism and racism while also inspiring her listeners to take action. She’s been singing and writing for a while, but she is finally getting the recognition she deserves for songs like “Black Like Me” and “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”

I think Guyton’s music is what the author of Ephesians meant when they called for Christians to “make music from your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). Authentic Christian worship is a space to share our stories. Guyton’s music does just that. And, through our listening, we bear witness to her experience and God empowers us to respond.
Listen to Mickey Guyton’s songsBlack Like Me” and “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” 
Melody Maker,
We give you thanks 
That even during moments of pain
You are still singing over us:
Songs of hope and restoration
Songs of a way made clear

We give you thanks this day for those rekindling your songs
Of new life, of justice and peace

Help us to join in the singing
With our lives, our love,
With each hopeful breath
Amen
Rev. Billy Kluttz co-hosts The TL;DR Bible Show, a podcast for people who are curious about the Bible, just not curious enough to actually read it. When he’s not behind the microphone, he serves as Associate Pastor at Govans Presbyterian in Baltimore, Maryland, and Evening Service Coordinator at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia.
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