Friday palate-cleanser: singing about Jesus on Letterman

Elsewhere, I’ve written about the new production of “Godspell” on Broadway, and even linked to a clever flash mob staged in Times Square.  Here’s the cast on the David Letterman show earlier this week.  (It’s always good to remember that we are the light of the world, isn’t it?) Fun fact: In the early 1970′s, [Read More...]

The problem with being religious but not spiritual

Among other things, churches without a spiritual vitality are reporting declining numbers. Details: Men would rather watch Monday Night Football than go shopping. Eating too many Hardees Monster Thickburgers is linked to obesity. Texting while driving is a bad idea. There are times when research findings are so obvious they are almost beyond questioning. So [Read More...]

"Godspell" gets born again

With “Godspell,” as with so many things, you never forget your first time. Mine was in the spring of 1973, on an 8th grade class trip that took us down to Ford’s Theater in Washington to see that “hippie musical about Jesus,” as one of the nuns in the school disdainfully called it (though to [Read More...]

Day by day: a "Godspell" flash mob

The Deacon’s Wife and I are going to see the new Broadway revival of “Godspell” Tuesday night (a rare night out for us  — and on a work night!).  While checking out the production’s website, I discovered the video below: a flash mob in Times Square that was staged a couple weeks ago to promote [Read More...]

"Where are you going? Can you take me with you?"

A little Good Friday meditation for you, from the movie of “Godspell” … [Read more...]