Sorry for my lapse in postings. I had everything from papers to do to lost internet service to a trip which has taken me away from this site. I was in St. Louis yesterday to see the Indigo Girls perform at some scuplture park. Their show, which was an acoustic perfomance was great as they engaged the audience with banter and as the audience sang along with the band in the rain.
I think they ought to be considered one of the best Christian bands, in the proper sense of the word, out there. That is their lyrics come out of what the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr would call a prophetic faith. One can find themes of love to social justice combined with a sense of our finitude and limits as humans and never far removed from the particulars of lived experience.
With the up and coming inquisition of catholic seminaries to root out gays and dissent, the lyrics from their song Philosophy of Loss seem rather pertinent: welcome to why the church has died in the heart of the exile and the kingdom of hate..modern scribes write in jesus christ everyone is free and the doors open wide to all straight men and women but they are not open to me..so who is teaching kids to be leaders..the philosophy of loss