Topic: Literature and the Arts

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    Actress Vera Farmiga plays a woman who is “wrestling with the Lord and refusing to let him go until she understands and until he blesses her,” says writer and author Frederica Mathewes-Green. More

    October 6, 2011 | Comments

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    What is the common denominator when it comes to the melodies of Jewish klezmer music and African-American gospel music? Soul. More

    June 28, 2011 | Comments

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    To mark his 70th birthday on May 24, we reprise an essay on religion, spirituality, and Bob Dylan, who once said, “There’s mystery, magic, truth, and the Bible in great folk music. I can’t hope to touch that. But I’m going to try.” More

    May 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Praying with the relics of a saint, says Walters Art Museum curator Martina Bagnoli, was “a kind of way of channeling your prayer to heaven.” More

    May 6, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch the 100-year-old Morehouse College Glee Club in a recent performance at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC. More

    March 28, 2011 | Comments

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    A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is being given to legendary gospel singer George Beverly Shea, who says he hopes there will be an organ for him to play in heaven. More

    February 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Jewish singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman, who died in California on January 9, once said that “spiritually if you don’t have the opportunity to exercise your heart and soul you don’t really fully understand all that you are.” More

    January 11, 2011 | Comments

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    This moving service of scripture readings, prayers, hymns, and carols was created after World War I at King’s College Cambridge. More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Advent and Christmas services of lessons and carols with the Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s December 6, 2009 interview in New York City with William Edwards, author of The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (Rizzoli, 2004) More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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