"As the choir sang, many listened with closed eyes, seeming to experience in almost mystical sense of God's transcendence. And I was not crying alone; the medieval recorder brought a few other people to tears. These people live music" (p. 203).Do you know what a recorder is? This video shows a quartet (Loeki Stardust Quartett Amsterdam) playing recorders of different sizes. (If the video quits working, view it on YouTube by clicking the link.)
1. What is the role of music and art in your spiritual life? In your congregation?
2. How do you respond to the interview with the Reverend Alice Connor? To Phyllis Tickle's story about the teenage boy? Do Alice's and the boy's comments make sense to you? Do they help you better understand the Trinity or the Virgin Birth? What do you think about beauty as a pathway of theological knowledge?