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“Scribes trained in the way of the Kingdom Heaven are like a householder who brings out from the treasury things both new and old.” Matthew 13:52 New and old, innovation and tradition, generally in opposition to one another. Yet , new and old are two momentary experiences. New and old are how we experience things in certain moments: the […]
Tripp Hudgins and David Hansen argued about boredom and worship on Twitter and in dueling blog posts. David says boring proclamation is a sin. Tripp sings the praises of boredom. The dispute started with a Tweet out of UNCO 2016 that wondered why people are more excited about Star Wars than worship. David says the […]
At some point after the news of David Bowie’s death, across my social media streams came mention of sainthood for David Bowie. Dannielle Jenkins of Greaser Creatures while David Bowie was alive made these saint candles of Bowie (and other rock and film icons). It makes a certain sense, Sainthood claims not only that a particular person was […]
Transmission of the Tradition and incorporating new groups and peoples into the Body of Christ is a complex process. The second chapter of Ephesians uses a number of mixed metaphors in giving an account of this process, which is ultimately bringing together Jew and Gentile as the church, a living temple. This process builds a […]
This is the third post in what seems to be the beginning of series of posts on Liturgy and Worship. The first in this series can be found here, the second is mentioned in the first paragraph below. LEK 3/13/05. In my previous post on liturgy and the Liturgists and Phil Kline, I was feeling […]
This post is turning out to be the second post in a larger line of thinking that began with Cultural Identity and Expression in Worship and, another post on Phil Kline and The Liturgists, The House and the Smoothie: John the Revelator and The Liturgists. LEK, 3/13/15 Gungor and the Liturgists at first glance speak my language. […]
At the top of the David Bowie Is exhibition the Yohji Yamomoto black record body suit presents the wild spectacle of David Bowie. Then one moves to spend time in David Bowie’s early years, or really , the time before “David Bowie”. Here I got a sense of him as creative reclusive person, who through mime discovers his […]
This is a post in the series on my “sonic identity” a project of reflecting on music and identity following on the path of the Anglobaptist who is exploring such things as part of his Ph.D in Liturgy and Music. There were a number of posts around this topic earlier this year at Anglobaptist.org one can be found […]
Kate Setzer Kamphausen’s fashion Show “The Circus is Eternal” Friday night (March 2) at Nocturna was a great time. Kate’s garments looked amazing on each of the models (who weren’t professional models, but various people for the goth scene). The preparation was a little halting as neither Kate nor I had produced a fashion show before. Things […]
Tonight my fashion designer wife Kate Setzer Kamphausen, has her fashion show at DJ. Scary lady Sarah’s long running Goth night, Nocturna. It is at the Metro. The Eternal Circus Fashion show is a line of Goth men’s wear. I am assisting and in charge of the projection that is part of the show. […]
Part 1 is found here Do praise bands have to be loud and the center of a worship service? If the band simply, with no frills, leads singing in a congregation does it cease to be a praise band? I am puzzled that James Smith’s critique (“encouragement to think about the what of worship”) was taken as […]
Over at Fors Clavigera, James K. A. Smith‘s “Open Letter to Praise Bands” has caused a bit of a stir I think. At least it has among the group of Evangelical Covenant worship leader, worship pastors, and pastors (who like me plan worship each Sunday). The stir relates to another conversation that has been […]
I meant to post this several weeks ago. Peter Murphy has a new Album out, Ninth, below is a video for one of the songs off that album, I Spit Roses.
(Edited on 7/6/2011-LEK) The impetus for revamping my web presence through Priestly Goth, was realizing that I wanted to blog about my thinking and my questions about the Una Sancta, the Church. I see Ecclesial Longings as a space where I can expand upon questions I was asking in seminary in two papers: one exploring the effect […]