A Playlist for Seekers and Doubters
Music has consistently been a vehicle for my ponderings and prayers about and to the Divine, or lack thereof. These are a few songs that have stuck with me, organized…
Anarchy in My Fond Feelings for Jesus Christ Superstar
What would it take to make me not want to see a touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the summertime? This. Thoughts and Prayers, people, that I am not…
The Praying Habit: Jewish Week!
I think I chose to attempt Jewish prayer my last week of this project because I subconsciously hoped it would be the most spiritually rewarding. I should have known better.…
Before Rick Springfield publicly coveted his friend Jessie’s girl, he turned his attention upward. To the sky, but he wasn’t talking to the air. He was talking to the Lord.…
Is The Pope a Rock Star?
I recently saw a banner hanging on a nearby hospital which said “Our Nurses Are Rock Stars!” I took a moment to imagine a soul-deadening cycle: the people who thought…
Songs for a Mystical Supper
Those who tire of the holiday clatter and need rest might want to download some selections from Church of the Beloved’s latest digital album, Songs for a Mystical Supper. This…
Buddha Loves Me, This I Know
Some folks act just like they hate ya/ But all dogs have a Buddha nature.
Deacon Tim’s Ghost Degree
What’s scarier around a campfire than Catholicism’s moment of complete awesomeness?
Searching for Bach
The cello sounded like heaven. Or whatever heaven sounds like when you’re twelve.
A Little Song I Wrote
People won’t buy Bobby McFerrin’s new album if they think he’s a Jesus freak. I was called upon to testify.
Home Taping Is Skill in Buddha
We are musicians, sampling his breaks, writing our own songs hundreds of times.
Inside Hadyn’s Head
During a press trip to Austria’s Burgenland region, we visited Eisenstadt, a town billed as Haydn’s Graceland. Being a non-disciple of Elvis, I’ve never possessed a desire to tour Graceland.…