Showing posts from January 2013

Celebrity Culture

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 03:17am on 28th January 2013
Summer 2012 added many sports stars to the ranks of popular celebrities, a canon which includes the brilliant and talented alongside people accused of being famous for doing nothing.  Jesus was not a celebrity.  He did not seek out the acclaim of huge crowds nor was he universally supported, even...

Live to tell the tale

by Frances Novillo
Posted at 04:50am on 11th January 2013
At Cecil Sharpe House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, I met a professional story-teller.  As she told me about her craft, I appreciated within it similarities with my ministry as a cantor.  Both animate the assembly with time-honoured words, engaging the people in listening again, and...
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