This world is full of believers whose voices are not being heard because they do not fit into mainstream Christian culture. Therefore, the emergence of the spiritual underground, which is buzzing with new life and innovation as a random network of misfits find each other, and a much needed place of safety.
These past few years, Common Hymnal has anticipated the future of this as-yet-uncoalesced movement by building an online library at commonhymnal.com to facilitate an exchange of songs, stories and ideas. A recurring thread: Praise and Protest. Not only are we continually on the hunt for ‘hidden treasure’, but, from time to time, we throw a little fuel on the fire by hosting content creation camps.
Ultimately, we share the ‘gems’ we are finding via our website, our socials, the various streaming platforms, a podcast, a patreon, live events and a weekly Cyber Soiree which is streamed 'live on YouTube' every Sunday at 8pm CST. We’ve worked hard to create something special. It is one thing to protest cliches and spiritual fads, of which there are many. It is another thing to cultivate content that has artistic integrity, with lyrics that matter.