A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Music and the Gospel

Remembrance of the life and music of John Lennon happened all over the country including in my town. One of our campus ministry students had an informal Lennon music tribute at a local coffeehouse.

It was a fitting tribute. I think the band was a bit self conscious about how they played but they did really good renditions, including a rocking version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. I'm hoping something like this might get carried out again next year.

Along the music vein, Chris Tessone has been doing a series on the Gospel and Johnny Cash's music that's worth checking out. I've just ordered a book on the Beatles and the Gospel. Looking forward to that for holiday reading, especially in how they treat McCartney's works.

And to show my age there have been 2 CDs I've been recently smitten with. The Indigo Girl's Despite our Differences and Collective Soul's Home. I'm still doing a progressive Christian radio show with a friend so any music further music suggestions for that is appreciated.

As an aside: "Has feminist theology so caught on that it is now acceptable to ordain our women as pastors?" asks a baptist site. One can only hope so. And I'm a new contributor to Gay Spirituality and Culture site. Here's my first post there.


At 4:46 PM , Blogger Joe G. said...

Can this be heard online (the program that you're doing) or via podcast? It would be fun to hear what you have to say.

At 10:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've actually preferred lennon's solo music to much he wrote with the beatles. Though Ono kind of screwed him.

At 1:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Virginia here, sneaking in to reply to Joe G - the show can be heard at www.wdbx.org. 9 a.m. Central time on Thursday mornings. Hope to have you listen at some point!

At 12:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you might want check out this neo-con blog i found at www.blog.myspace.com/good2evil


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