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Holyvity hopes to be a place where reflections, prayers and worship resources can be shared with others. It hopes to be a place for inclusive worship materials, with justice at the centre. It hopes to take scripture seriously recognising the bible as a collection of God-inspired writings about faith and life, which are foundational in understanding the revelation of God in Christ through the Holy Spirit. It aims to use language sensitively and creatively, recognising that all language comes with baggage and that when speaking about God the words we use are always inadequate, but often necessary.

Holyvity puts at its heart holy living. That is, living in God’s presence, aligned with God’s will and purposes – living lives that repent the ways of the world and accept God’s Spirit as the guiding inspiration to the Christian life. Holy living is not an individual attempt to earn God’s approval; it is a Spirit-filled state of being – an acceptance of the call to follow Christ, joining with other disciples as part of God’s reign. Holy living is social holiness: it is belonging to the people of God and challenging the ways of the world; it is standing alongside those who are exploited, oppressed or considered least; and ultimately, it is being part of God’s reign, responding to God’s call, and applying the justice that scripture demonstrates is at the heart of God’s love for all humanity.

This website has been founded by Gary Hopkins and writings without reference to an author have been written by him.

Using materials from this website

The materials on this website are available for use for non-commercial purposes, with the request that the author and/or source of the material be credited (including any copyright information found at the end of the material). Hymns must be used in accordance with CCLI and the appropriate author acknowledged when returning usage reports to CCLI. For commercial purposes, please use the contact form to inquire about using any material.

Contributions

It is hoped that Holyvity will not only link to good work in other places on the internet, but will also provide a place for writers, creators, artists, musicians etc. to share their work. If you would like to share your work through Holyvity, please get in touch using the contact form.