Thursday, July 5, 2007

off and away

I'm off to Chicago/Ohio for my friend's wedding and a few days to see people in/ enjoy Chicago/Evanston. Don't know about computers during my trip, so this will probably be it til I return in a week.

I noticed this piece in Sunday's New York Times Magazine. I thought Mr. Cohen's perspective was interesting, but I disagree. While performing in church does help people to worship, it is a performance. A prayer should never be a performance. Musicians are hired to perform in church, not to pray. Therefore I don't think that the choir should be required to speak the prayers. I wonder how he would apply these rules to instrumentalists?

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