News from AllianceQ: February 2018

Songs of Radical Welcome

Have you been seeking worship resources, especially music, that affirms your congregation’s commitment to welcome all to the table?

David Lohman, a musician who has worked tirelessly for the Welcoming Church movement at the Institute of Welcoming Resources and the National LGBTQ Task Force, has released his first album.

“Fling the Church Doors Wide Open: Songs of Radical Welcome” along with other worship resources, can be found on his website at https://www.davidlohmanmusic.com/.

Here are a few words to encourage you to purchase the new album and seek out the resources available on David’s website.

I have always been inspired by David’s lyrics and music. Singing this music in gatherings of welcoming church leaders has often rekindled and furthered my call to justice. I am thrilled that David has now found a way to offer this music to you. This album and the resources David provides will enable you to enjoy this music in your own devotional life and in your congregational worship.
– Rev. Mark Johnston, Ph.D., Executive Director, Open & Affirming Ministry Program
David Lohman’s music of welcome and liberation involves stirring anthems, spot-on lyrics, hymns young people love to sing. One day, God willing, these will be sung and affirmed in churches across the land. Prepare to shed a tear, take someone by the hand, and let your voice swell in the justice chorus.
– Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., Co-Founder & Co-Director, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)
Amen! Amen! Amen for the Divine gift of David’s music. As a queer person of faith, David’s thoughtfulness about the rich diversity with which the Creator made us allows me to worship fully, being seen, named, and loved. May every worshipping space be as inviting as David’s music.
– Aubrey Thonvold, Executive Director, ReconcilingWorks