I have heard that Sidney Sanders, former bishop of East Carolina and much beloved faculty at Virginia Seminary, had written about the theology of the Broadway Musical. Certainly Broadway has given us much more than jazz hands and emo singing cats. It embodies story, hope, social justice, reflection, epiphanies, as well as the glory of the human being fully alive. Anyone who has been close to the theatre knows that there is no better community for accepting brokenness, and enveloping fellow seekers in the embrace of fellowship.
In the words of one of Sondheim’s most simple lyrics: No One is Alone
This blog began as a kind of personal therapy – a place to detox from the harshness of church work and disingenuous church community.
That season is done. Today I had a wonderful conversation with Kenny Moore – aka Kenny the Monk. His book, The CEO and the Monk carries high ratings on Amazon. I’m embarrassed I haven’t read it, because a conversation with Kenny is a revivifying experience filled with insight, reverent irreverence, generosity, and lots of laughs.
So in the days to come, when this Hopeful Episcopalian reclaims the path of hope rather than its abstraction, look for the deletion of some of those more therapeutic posts, a revamping of About this Blog, and a chance for the thousands of us out there to start calling out and finding each other.
After all, Anyone Can Whistle.