There is an show about the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969 scheduled for showing in April 2011. Would I have stood up for my rights if I had been living in Greenwich Village in 1969? My guess is that it would depend on what my options were and what I understood to be at stake. Still, it is easier to man the barricades when you are running out of other options.
Archive for March 2011
Tagged As: Evangelism, Honesty | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
There are many statements made as aphorisms about the subject of getting young people or young adults to come to church. Most have to do with the need to do things that show the church is “with it.” There is someone with experience as a college chaplain that has a list which includes none of the standard items.
Tagged As: Book of Common Prayer, Confession, Contrition | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
The way the 1928 Book of Common Prayer words things still abides with me. Most of the time, the wording provides a memorable, clever, and poetic way to say things. One time, though, the 1928 Book of Common Prayer wording is simply half-baked. And, it was carried into the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.
Tagged As: Ash Wednesday, Processions | Categories: Christianity | Leave a Comment
What happens when two people wearing black cassocks walk towards you? One person had a smoking thurible (incense burner). The other person had a baby food jar with black ashes in it.
I think I can answer this question from experience.
Tagged As: Bach, Hymns, Lent | Categories: Christianity, Spirituality | 1 Comment
Life is more than happiness. Music needs to be more than happiness to be real and meaningful to life. Here are some Lenten suggestions for you that go beyond “happy, happy, joy, joy.”