Week 5: Musical Response
Josh Garrels' "Bread and Wine"
I know we've already listened to one Josh Garrels song this Lent, but I like his music. Partially because of the meditative qualitites and partially because his music crosses between genres - especially secular and Christian. When I came across this anecdote in an NPR article, I knew I had to post another song:
Garrels is playing a sold-out concert at Portland's historic Alberta Rose Theatre. He's sitting on a stool wearing a white skullcap, a work shirt and work boots and resting a Gibson guitar on his knee. While the venue is decidedly secular - his fans are sipping craft beer - Garrels does a little preaching toward the end of his set. "The song is called 'Bread and Wine,' because we're invited to eat the body that's broken for us and drink the blood that's spilled for us, to enter into literally the suffering so we can receive something that is way beyond us and be healed." He seems to connect with his listeners. They not only tap their feet; they nod their heads in agreement. Read more from NPR here.
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