By now, it has been making the email and Facebook rounds many times over: The Opera Company of Philadelphia hides in the Center City Philadephia Macy’s on Saturday, October 30, and during the height of the busy shopping day breaks into an “impromptu” performance of the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” It was a “Random Act of Culture,” funded by the Knight Foundation as a campaign to bring “classical artists out of the performance halls, into the streets – and our everyday lives.” The only reason we know about it—and have “seen” it—is because it was posted on YouTube. And in the weeks since it has gone, as they say, viral. Three years ago, I wrote in a more academic venue about the experience of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular as an experience of cultural “transgression.” It seems that a similar…
17th Sunday after PentecostSpark your thoughts for September 24, 2023! Tune in to "Lectionary Kick-start" for a discussion about the texts for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost
“When a Preacher Can’t Speak” with guest Dr. Joel ElowskyIn the second episode of "Tangible: Theology Learned and Lived" we talk with guest Dr. Joel Elowsky about the sudden onset of a vocal cord disfunction that left him unable to speak for 4 years. "It was truly one of those dark tunnels. I didn't really see any light except for that little pinprick." Tune in to hear more
- CJ Online
Book Blurbs: David Peter, Organizing for Ministry and MissionConcordia Seminary’s Dean of Theological Research and Publication Dr. Kevin Golden sits down with Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Faculty Dr. David Peter about his recent book, Organizing for Ministry and Mission (Concordia Publishing House, 2022), in this Concordia Journal Book Blurbs segment. Peter said he wrote the book after hearing from pastors ..