From the Foreward by Jane Parker Huber
‘Language shapes our thinking.
This has been stated before, and in recent years especially, has been effectively demonstrated in sociological, theological, and personal terms. Many people, however, resist the idea that words are all that significant.
But, as Christians we are a people of THE WORD, and therefore, I believe, have a peculiar responsibility in our use of words. This is especially true as words assist our worship of God, the Word Incarnate for our sakes.
… I hope these hyms build bridges into inclusive ways of using language in worship. I hope they stretch our understanding of God. If they disturb us, may it be because an ancient truth, stated in a fresh way, is meant to be disturbing.’