conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form

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The Great Cloud of Unreliable Witnesses

Posted August 15, 2014 @ 9:37am | by Tripp

This morning, with the requisite fog covering Berkeley, I turned to Last Night’s Fun for some solace and inspiration. I have a lot to do today, e-mails to send, books to pack up in one...

 

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Tags: Last Night's Fun, Ciaran Carson, O'Dowd's No. 9, music, ecclesiology, liturgy, time, music
 

Waiting for The Music

Posted July 15, 2014 @ 5:14pm | by Tripp

I am waiting for the music to return, the sonorous graces of laughter and kitchen clinking, of bird call on the hillside.I am waiting for the music to return, the precarious arrangement of...

 

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Listening and Sacrifice

Posted July 2, 2014 @ 7:56am | by Tripp

Listening as an act of love, not surprisingly, is often sacrificial.To listen to someone who opposes you, who wishes you to diminish in some way, is a kind of sacrifice. This listening, as...

 

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Liturgical Nostalgimania

Posted April 22, 2014 @ 1:36pm | by Tripp

The return of tapes, however, is not an isolated or idiosyncratic phenomenon. It belongs with a larger age of retromania, to use Simon Reynolds’ expression: cultural objects from the past...

 

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Tags: musicology, ecclesiology
 

Shifting The Ethnography

Posted April 7, 2014 @ 12:01pm | by Tripp

This cannot be a new question.I don't know why this notion is sticking with me. "Switching the script" was bounding around in my brain and then I switched that one step to the...

 

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Tags: ethnography, All Souls, St. Augustine, Gungor, @godgrrl
 

The "Problem" of Free-Range Ecclesiologies

Posted April 5, 2014 @ 11:28am | by Tripp

But there is community in despised professionsand when the street musicians look downinto the deep red or blue linings of their instruments’ casesthey are like divers, like...

 

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