Eden Seminary Storyboard

Ministry and the Prophetic Preacher

The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Educational Session to be Offered at Eden

2015 Travel Study Seminar to Costa Rica and Nicaragua - A Powerful Experience

Dr. Christopher Grundy to Speak at Spring Convocation

Spring into LIFE - April 17-18, 2015!

CrockStar 2015 - A Full Commons for a Fun and Educational Event!

Eden Seminary Welcomes Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

Painting for Peace - Community Creating Connections Toward Hope and Peace

Eden Students Serve at First-Time Shelter - Assisi House

Dr. Norman Wirzba to Speak at Spring Convocation

Dr. Mark Chaves Spoke to a Full House at the Bracke Lecture on Congregational Leadership

Eden Alum Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer Named Candidate for UCC General Minister and President!

Eden is Represented at the Proctor Conference

Spring Convocation April 7-8, 2015 - Food & Faith

Dr. Ellen Davis to Speak at Spring Convocation

Rev. Dr. John Bracke to Facilitate Lutheran School of Theology Workshop - February 12

Expand Your Horizons at LIFE - March 6-7, 2015!

President Barack Obama Visits Head Start in UCC Church

Dean Deborah Krause Speaks at MCU Event

Come to CrockStar 2015!

Dean Krause Led Lectionary Workshop for Clergy

Religious Leaders Urge 2016 Presidential Candidates to Care for the Poor

Engaging in Urban Theology

2015 Travel-Study Seminar Goes to Costa Rica and Nicaragua


St. Louis Religious Leaders Named "People of the Year" Includes many related to Eden Seminary


Educating for Hope and Change

Start the New Year with LIFE!

Pray Out at Eden

Eden Volleyball Team Begins 2014-2015 Season

Advent Worship Resources Featuring Materials Provided by Members of Eden Community

Eden Hosts Forum on Ferguson with Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio

Eden's Annual CHOPPED - A Culinary Delight!

Show-me Marriage - Eden Alumni Perform Weddings Following Historic Ruling in Missouri

Creative Gift Challenge: The Balance of Christmas Giving

Congratulations to Denise Stauffer!

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Spoke on Racial Profiling and Policy Brutality at Doane College

President Greenhaw Participated in Interfaith Panel - From Klinghoffer to Ferguson and Beyond

Join in the Fun for Eden's Annual CHOPPED Event

Annual Christmas Concert

Rev. Nikotemo Sopepa - Working Toward Unification Through Ecumenical Interaction

Eden Celebrates Legacy of Social Justice

Eden's Professor Clint McCann Presents at IPM General Assembly

Our Whole Lives Training for Facilitators to be Offered at Eden

East African Children's Choir Concert Friday, November 7

Members of the Eden Community Participate in Ferguson October Demonstration

All Saints' Day Worship

New Location for the Food Pantry at Eden

Dr. Jing (Cathy) Zhang Spoke at the Schmiechen Lectures on November 18

Eden Seminary Changes Class Schedule on October 13 to Provide Opportunity for Participation in Ferguson Protest

Explore Your Faith at LIFE - November 14-15!

St. Louis Symphony Trombones Performed at Eden

Interfaith Partnership Annual Dinner and Celebration October 30 - Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw and Leigh Hunt Greenhaw to Be Honored

Dean Deborah Krause is Contributor to the Fortress Commentary on the Bible

Dr. Damayanthi Niles Presented at AANATE Conference

Lutheran School of Theology Offers Michaelmas Fall Term Courses

Free Flu Shots Were Offered at Eden October 10

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Participated in Mother 2 Mother Forum on September 22

Congratulations to Eden Graduate Seth Agidi!

Festival of Psalms - Singing Justice - September 28 at Eden Seminary

Eden Seminary Welcomes New Director of Admissions - Tiffany Pittman!

St. Louis Metro CROP Hunger Walk Took Place October 12 at Eden

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis - Giving Voice and Empowering

The Journey Begins at the Opening Session of LIFE - September 19-20!

Congratulations to Eden Archivist Scott Holl!

President David Greenhaw Spoke at Interfaith Commemoration in Music on September 7

Celebrate Eden - Friday, September 26!

Christ the King UCC Hosts Community Action Forum

Engaging Our Faith in Protest of the Moral Outrage in Ferguson, MO - A Community Forum with Ruby Sales

Interfaith Leaders Offer Support for the Family of Michael Brown and Call for Change

Eden Alum Provides Online Resource Focused on Aging

Eden Mourns the Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus - Dr. Lowell Zuck

Role of Spirituality in Well-Being of LGBT Community is Topic of Educational Event

Eden Welcomes New Students to Orientation

Fighting Apiru Playing This Summer

Opening Convocation at Eden Seminary - September 2

New Technology in Eden Seminary Classrooms

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon to Speak at Aquinas Institute of Theology

Rev. Dr. K. Jesurathnam to Visit Eden Seminary

Art and Spirituality with Poet and Priest Spencer Reece

Eden Alum Serves Intentional Community for Young Adults

Bringing Arts and Faith Communities Together

Innovative Program Fostering Leadership in a New Generation of Clergy

Missouri's Student Religious Liberties Act - Does It Serve Religious Liberty?

History Inspires the Present

Eden Receives Sizeable Gift from Former High School Teacher

Eden Theological Seminary 2014 Commencement

Eden Students Attend the Festival of Homiletics

Working Toward Understanding and Change

Summer Courses Offered by Lutheran School of Theology

Eden Bookstore - On the Road Again

Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers

Eden Theological Seminary Wins Lawsuit Against City of Webster Groves

Rev. Dr. Damayanthi Niles is Promoted to Full Professor

Eden Seminary is Searching for a Director of Admissions

Eden Hosts Informative Session on International Disability Rights

Eden Hosts Art and Air Fair

Dr. Frank Thomas Addressed Graduates at Eden Commencement

Rev. Dr. David Ruhe Received a Doctor of Divinity Degree

Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune Received a Doctor of Divinity Degree

Shalom Award Presented to the Missouri Association for Social Welfare

Rev. Dr. Martha Robertson Retires

Judge Jimmie Edwards Received a Doctor of Laws Degree

Congratulations to Recipients of 2014 Awards!

Juried Papers Presented at Spring Convocation

Thank You Class of 1964!

Keep Calm and Continue Hebrew

Rev. Dr. Carl Schenck - We Wish You Well!

Ida Early - A Woman of Achievement

Bowling With Professors!

Bishop Robert Schnase to Speak at Opening Convocation - September 2

A Rich Heritage of Caring, Healing, and Teaching

Book Signing and Celebration for Dr. Laurel Koepf Taylor

GOD LOVES UGANDA to be Shown at Eden May 8

Reflections on the Journey

Gospel Mass Performed at Eden April 30

Pulpit Fiction Provides Opportunity for Insight and Interaction

Thank You St. Lucas UCC!

Celebrating the Deaconess Spirit at Spring Convocation April 22

Come and See What Your Life Could Be Like

Students Shared Their Culinary Skills at CHOPPED

Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown Spoke at Eden

Dr. Laurel Koepf Taylor Spoke of Children at Spring Convocation

Spring Was In Air at the April 25-26 LIFE Retreat!

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Spoke on the Power of Story at Spring Convocation

Eden Community is Saddened by the Death of Sue Quellhorst

Eden Delegation Attends Proctor Conference

Equinox Chamber Players Performed at Eden

Rev. Cameron Trimble Spoke at the 2014 Herbster Event

Try Out Your Culinary Skills at CHOPPED

Reading the Gospels on March 10 at Eden

Rev. Timothy Murphy Promotes Justice Through Ministry

Dr. Adam Ployd Spoke at Eden's Spring Convocation

Spring Convocation April 22-23 - Power Its Use and Abuse

March 7-8 LIFE Retreat - Opportunity for Learning and Reflection

Eden Welcomed the Just Peace Advisory Table

Eden Alum Marian Edmonds Allen Named Person of the Year

Rev. Dr. Thomas Long Spoke at Spring Convocation

One Billion Rising

Benjamin Jealous at Webster University - Feb. 17

Recent Eden Graduate Accepts Appointment with a Joyful Heart

Someone Who Will Walk with You

Longtime Eden Staff Member Ralph Lasley Remembered

Look Who's in the Kitchen!

Leigh Greenhaw Received Unity Award-2014

Come and See Saturday - February 8

Epiphany Term Courses Offered by Lutheran School of Theology

Travel Seminar Group Prepares for Kenya

Eden Community Participates in Outreach Effort During Winter Months

Full House for Eden's Christmas Concert

Explore Eden's Doctor of Ministry Program

Bracke Lecture on Congregational Leadership - February 7

Creative Craft Silent Auction

Pastoral Crisis Intervention Workshop Offered

Walking Through the Door

Geoffrey Black, UCC Leader in St. Louis for Celebration


Start the New Year with LIFE - January 10-11, 2014

Holiday Shopping at the Eden Bookstore!

Developing Leadership through Investing in People

Eden Professors Participate in National Annual Meeting

Eden Awarded Lilly Endowment Grant

Teilhard de Chardin Educational Series Offered

Inspired to Make a Difference

Crockstar Lunch and Learn

Prepare for the Creative Gifts Challenge

Annual Christmas Concert - December 4

Eden's Student Group, Common Ground, Presented Peterson Toscano's "Transfigurations - Transgressing Gender in the Bible" - November 21

St. Louis Symphony Brass Quintet Performed at Eden

New Location and Expanded Hours for the Eden Bookstore

Book Published by Eden's Assistant Professor Laurel Koepf Taylor

Association of United Church Educators Met at Eden

All Saints' Day Worship

Eden Seminary Annual Search and Call Event - November 7

Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis Holds Annual Dinner

Jeanette Mott Oxford Spoke at Eden November 13 at St. Louis Ministerium Gathering

LIFE Retreat - November 15-16

Congo Week

Neighborhood Houses - 100 Years of New Beginnings

Flu Shots Offered at Eden October 11

Concert in Rand Rotunda at Eden on October 3

Professor Kristen Leslie To Train Chaplains on Pastoral Care in Cases of Sexual Assault in the Military

24 Hours at Eden - October 6-7, 2013

Dr. R. Marie Griffith Spoke at the 26th Annual Schmiechen Lecture on October 2

Eden Shared in the 100th Anniversary of the UCC Pension Boards

Jan Aerie Serving as Minister of Strategic Innovation at Missouri Mid-South Conference

Singing Hope and Lament - 2nd Annual Eden Festival of Psalms

Beyond the Walls

Former Eden Board Member Rolla E. McAdams Dies

Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

St. Louis Metro CROP Hunger Walk "Steped Off" at Eden

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Celebrate Eden at Eden

Retired Eden Professor Gerald Slusser Dies

Oren Jacoby Spoke at Illuminating the Christian-Jewish Relationship

Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence Spoke at Opening Convocation

Eden Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Adam Ployd

Rev. Albrecht Naumann to Study at Eden This Fall

Remembering Charles Lockyear

Autumn LIFE

Eden to Offer Course on Living in a Religious Community

Welcome to Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree

David Greenhaw to Teach Course in Florida - Texts That Change the World

Teacher of the Year

Eden Student's Solidarity Tour Culminates at General Synod

Big Crowd for Eden Lunch at Synod

Eden Alumni and Friends Connect in Long Beach

Eden Bookstore Hits the Road

Toy Gun Buy Back Initiative

Eden Connections at the Disciples of Christ General Assembly

President Greenhaw Travels to Conference in Beirut

Webinar Offered - Military Sexual Assault: The Role of the Chaplain

I've Got To Do This

Meet Us in St. Louis

Eden Connections at General Synod

Eden Goes to Where the Church Gathers

Eden Goes Big to General Synod

This Is Where I Need To Be

Summer Course Offered by Lutheran School of Theology

A Gentle Nudge

Learn About Opportunities for Study at Eden

Each One Teach One

Graduation Day 2013

Fun and Fellowship at the Senior Banquet

Contextual Education Students Receive Award

Eden Mourns the Loss of Key Staff Member

Jerry Paul Received Doctor of Divinity Degree

Geetha Rao Sant Received Doctor of Humane Letters Degree

William G. Chrystal Received Doctor of Divinity Degree

CUE Sponsors Visit to the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ

Interfaith Service Calls for Unity

Eden Students' Work Recognized at Regional Meeting

The Navy League Welcomes Eden Aboard

Central America Seminar

Inspiration at Eden

April LIFE

Farewell Rick. Welcome Janice.

Stories of Healing

Support for United Mineworkers

Come to Life!

An Uncommon Commons

Welcome Rev. Jeffrey Mensendiek

International Christian Festival

Spring Convocation to Focus on Music of the Movement

Morning Rainbow over Eden

Bracke lecture series inaugurated

New women's program receives support from Eden community

Emancipation anniversary at First Night celebration features Eden professor

Song brings light in dark times

Song brings light in dark times

Song brings light in dark times

As pastors and music directors searched for ways to respond to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many of them turned to a song originally written for worship in the Eden chapel. On the Sunday following the shooting, churches around the country sang or listened to recordings of “Let Me Be Your Light,” a song written by Eden Theological Seminary professor Christopher Grundy

Professor Grundy originally wrote a brief refrain for chapel immediately after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January of 2011. After that service, he posted the song on the internet, with sheet music, for others to use. Since that time, after each of the tragic mass shootings of the last two years, downloads of the song and the sheet music have risen dramatically in the wake of tragedy. The day after shooting at Sandy Hook, the song was shared on Facebook and played more than 1000 times. Churches in some 19 states downloaded the sheet music.

“I can’t say that I’m delighted that the song is being used – I’m disappointed that it’s useful again. I am glad that the song has found its way to people who need it though.” Grundy says that he put a Creative Commons license on the song – allowing others to use for free – since it didn’t seem right to profit from tragedy.

You can hear the song at soundcloud.com. Search for "Christopher Grundy."

Hear Christopher Grundy's Music on soundcloud.com  

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