Art Deco ushered in a new way of looking at art, design and architecture nearly overnight. And while the movement is often associated with those fields, Jared Jacobsen said the style reaches as far as music.
“It has always seemed unfair to me that we Christians read the story of the sacrifice of Isaac from a Christo-centric viewpoint. It is a Jewish story — not written for Christians. There is something in it that is beyond a Christo-centric message,” the Rev. Luis León said during his sermon, “Discerning Obedience” during the 9:15 a.m. morning worship service Monday.
“Walter Percy has said that there are messages of observation and messages of news,” said the Rev. Luis León during his sermon, “Speaking in Parables,” at that 10:45 a.m. morning worship service Sunday. “We know when they are messages of news because they matter deep down inside. Jesus presents us with a Gospel that matters existentially. It is great good news for people who are dying of thirst, famine or illness.”
As rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., the Rev. Luis Leon faces numerous challenges in his ministry.
“My wife and I were sitting at the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in Denver, probably having a quesadilla and a beer, and there was a constant flow of traffic. We enjoyed the people watching. Susan said to me, ‘Watch the feet; you can tell who is homeless,’ ” said the Rev. Peter Marty at his 9:15 a.m. sermon, “My Feets Are Taking Me Somewhere!” at the morning worship service Friday.
Subagh Singh Khalsa’s teacher, Yogi Bhajan, told him that, when faced with a dilemma, a person should be able to come up with a decision in the amount of time it takes to draw three breaths.
Instruments are not allowed to be a part of Jum’ah, but they are not needed. Kaiser Aslam’s voice was uplifted and transformed into its own musical organ as the azaan resonated through the Hall of Christ.
“When we decide that we are creatures of the Lord, we allocate some of our words for praise. Worship is the practical name for this mouth-loosening activity. Sometimes, the words come out in song as we discover God beyond the debates, thinking and discussion; singing is the only sufficient outlet for praise,” said the Rev. Peter Marty at Thursday’s 9:15 a.m. morning worship service.
In “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” a film directed by Robert Redford in 2000, the caddy, Bagger (Will Smith), attempts to help the golfer he is working for in a tournament.
“The first feature of the human body found in Scripture is the nose. God breathes the fullness of life into Adam’s nostrils,” said the Rev. Peter W. Marty during his sermon, “Becoming the Aroma of Christ,” at the 9:15 a.m. morning worship service Tuesday.