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Yelp for churches
February 24, 2010 – 9:03 pm | One Comment

So I just ran across this from another blog : . Evidently, founder Jim Henderson decided to start the Web site to rate churches–in the same way that TripAdvisor rates hotels or Yelp rates everything else–to help people find local faith communities. And in case you were wondering, Jim owns a consulting business to help churches “see themselves through the eyes of Outsiders.” Yeah, I’m not surprised either. I’m curious to see how high this gets off the ground. I have found myself using Yelp or AroundMe on my iPhone to check out churches when I’m out of town. The pickings are slim. Perhaps this will fill a void. As to what it says about the commodification of American religion, there’s a long line in that check-out lane.

Elvis turns 75! A holy day in the cult of celebrity?
January 8, 2010 – 6:16 pm | Comments Off

Elvis Presley turns 75 today, which makes it a good day for local Elvis impersonators .

Holiday music, part two: favorites
December 10, 2009 – 2:29 pm | Comments Off

Peter Mayer playing his "Stars and Promises" concert in 2008 While I’m at it, my wife asked me the other day what my favorite Christmas album is. It got me to thinking, but I can’t pick just one

Holiday music, part one: Sting plays St. John the Divine
December 10, 2009 – 2:18 pm | Comments Off

Sting at NYC's St John the Divine. (Photo: Chad Batka for the New York Times) The New York Times posted today a review of Sting’s concert this week at, of all places, the famous Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine , the Episcopal equivalent to St

The art of He Qi is now in St. Louis
October 21, 2009 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off

Awhile back, I wrote here about the Chinese artist He Qi . Near the end I mentioned that “there’s a chance we may be bringing his work to campus for an exhibition in the fall.” Several commented that they hoped it would come to pass.

Multimedia: Jacob Bodden playing Concordia carillon
August 15, 2009 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off

Those of you who attended Dutch 10 year-old Jacob Bodden’s concert heard him live. But for everyone else, Post-Dispatch/ photographer Stephanie Cordle put together a “Mixed Media” video that includes footage of him playing in the carillon booth

Walter Wangerin and the premiere of “Ragman”
May 11, 2009 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off

Walter Wangerin, Jr. Last Wednesday, Concordia Seminary hosted the visit of renowned writer and preacher Walter Wangerin, Jr. as part of the Seminary’s annual “Day of Homiletical Reflection.” Among his dozens of books are the National Book Award winner The Book of the Dun Cow , and his bestseller The Book of God .