I'm beginning to think that if I don't have an identity crisis at least once a month, I'm simply not taking in enough good art.
Here are a few key highlights of the Gothic-style church building that we can see in Sojourn Midtown’s new worship space, the former St. Vincent de Paul Church.
As excited as I am for Sojourn to move into the St. Vincent's building, there is a bittersweetness about leaving the 930.
Palm Sunday beings Passion Week (or Holy Week). The primary event the day commemorates is Jesus' ride into Jerusalem on the Sunday before he was crucified.
Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, beings Passion Week (or Holy Week) in the Western Christian calendar. I will be blogging through the week, reflecting on the significance of the days, the ways broader Christianity commemorates this week, and particularly how it has been expressed in artwork.
I have never been entirely comfortable with the bright colors and bouncy music that pervades the stores, radio stations, and even churches this time of year. Maybe it's my own somewhat darker disposition, or maybe there is something about this season that is supposed to have a hint of darkness.
It seems fitting on the same day that Sojourn Music releases it's latest album, a Christmas project called A Child is Born, that Peter Leithart shares this word from the late Pope John Paul II...
Jamie Barnes and Brooks Ritter have crafted two EPs that would stand alone as great works, but as a complete album they stand as a masterpiece and an important milestone.
In answer to the question "Should we ban bad theology carols?" “Only with great care. For thousands, carols will be their only link with a church. At the same time, sentimentality is perhaps the single most dangerous feature of our Church and culture—and the sentimental air is never thicker than at Christmas. The Incarnation is … Continue reading Sentimental Carols
Here is a wonderful video from Isaac Wardell of Bifrost Arts, a collective of artists "bringing back" the hymn sing, speaking on collective singing/making music as a form of worship and how this has been neglected in the church over the last few years. This is a really well-done piece. In the background is "Joy, … Continue reading Resurrecting Corporate Singing