Monday, February 23, 2009

What A Hymn Should Sound Like

If every Presbyterian choir sang like this, there would be a lot more Presbyterians in church.

Four greatest-hits selections from a recent performance by my very own church choir:

"I Don't Feel No Ways Tired" (which they do so much better than Hillary)

"We Fall Down"

"Order My Steps"

"I Woke Up This Morning"

Of course, if you happen to be in Brooklyn, you can catch a free live performance every Sunday.

God's Love at the Oscars

"No matter what anyone tells you, God does love you": Dustin Lance Black's moving speech upon winning the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Milk was the evening's highlight. (It's also the first time I recall Mormonism being mentioned in an acceptance speech; has that ever happened before?)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

In the News: Religion & the Super Bowl

The Dallas Morning News points out Troy Polamalu's subtle giveaway of his Greek Orthodox faith.

The LA Times argues that athletes shouldn't practice displays of faith on the field, Greek Orthodox or no.

The Pueblo Chieftan sees the Super Bowl as "football as religion," and backs that up by quoting... Billy Joel.