The Battle Hymn of the Progressive Christian

Take a cue from Julia Ward Howe — and from the black Methodists who inspired the tune.

American flag, tree, and sunset
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As much as I may be embarrassed for my country at the moment, I still have a soft spot for old American patriotic songs. The Battle Hymn of the Republic is one of those songs. Its march-like texture and rousing instrumental serves as a call to…

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Valentine Wiggin

Valentine Wiggin

Death-positive, sex-positive, and LGBTQ-affirming Christian. Gen Z. I hate onions. She/her