Lewis and Billy Blowout!

Thanks to everyone who came out to BookCourt last night to enjoy a fine evening of reading by Lewis Lapham and sermon and song by Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping. We were celebrating the release of Lapham’s Quarterly religion issue, available now.

Lewis Lapham did a wonderful reading of a letter from Martin Luther to Leo X written in 1520. “Moved by this affection for you, I have always been sorry, most excellent Leo, that you were made pope in these times…”

And then things got a bit more rowdy as Reverend Billy and his choir set fire to the room with some righteous preaching for the Earth. Listen to it here:

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For the more visually minded, here are a few snapshots. You can find more on Facebook.

Last but not least, watch a video of the Church of Life After Shopping’s rendition of the First Amendment, courtesy of Becky Garrison: