My Kinda Catholic: The Raising of Lazarus

At St. Camillus Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, last Sunday the Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-43) was preached without words. The song sung by the choir was Nicol Sponberg’s “Resurrection.”

Resurrection
by Nicol Sponberg

I’m at a loss for words, there’s nothing to say
I sit in silence wondering what led me to this place
How did my heart become so lifeless and cold
Where did the passion go?

When all my efforts seem like chasing wind
I’ve used up all my strength and there’s nothing left to give
I’ve lost the feeling and I’m numb to the core
I can’t fake it anymore.

chorus:
Here I am at the end I’m in need of resurrection
Only You can take this empty shell and raise it from the dead
What I’ve lost to the world what seems far beyond redemption
You can take the pieces in Your hand and make me whole again, again

You speak and all creation falls to its knees
You raise Your hand and calm the waves of the raging sea
You have a way of turning winter to spring
Make something beautiful out of all this suffering

chorus 2:
Here I am once again I’m in need of resurrection
Only You can take this empty shell and raise it from the dead
What I’ve lost to the world what seems far beyond redemption
You can take the pieces in Your hand and make me whole again, again

You have a way of turning winter to spring
Make something beautiful out of all this suffering

Tevyn East: ‘A Lament for the Cedars of Lebanon’

CHed & Elaine, 6-04Friend and favorite theologian-artist Ched Myers (right) has been working with choreographer Tevyn East on collaborative projects around Ched’s work on Genesis and deep ecology.

A Lament for the Cedars of Lebanon is rough cut of some of their work together. Brian Wimer, a filmmaker in Charlottesville, Virginia, donated his time to construct this video below.

More of Tevyn and Ched’s work together can be found at The Affording Hope Project.

Affording Hope Project from Brian Wimer on Vimeo.

Dancing Flash Mob in Antwerp’s Train Station

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Last month, more than 200 dancers flash mobbed in Antwerp’s Central Station at 8 a.m. and performed their re-mix of Julie Andrew’s “Do Re Mi” from the Sound of Music.

With just two rehersals, they pulled off this delightful guerilla theater. The stunt was to promote the Dutch TV version of “In Search of Maria,” staged by the Belgian commercial VTM network.

Watch it here and feel the joy!