Friday, March 19, 2010

"Gospel" Mass in New Orleans

Don't know what to say about this one.

This is not the first time I have heard of these sorts of bizarre Masses going on in and around New Orleans (see here). Anybody out there from the New Orleans area? If so, how common is this sort of thing?


apudewa said...

This is exactly the result of the aesthetic relativism you seem to argue for in your defense of "Christian Rock" music... Take a second thought, please!

And, just to let you know, this kind of liturgical bad taste is not limited to New Orleans. I've suffered "Jazz Alleluias" (though with not quite the nightclub hype) up an down California...

BTW, overall I love your blog. Glad you mentioned me so now I can read the good stuff!

Palm Sunday Blessings!

Ingrid said...

This is why the church remains relevant. It enters into a culture and incorporates elements of that culture into the larger frame of worship. I am glad the church does this---proud even. It is not a question of taste; it is a matter of respecting the many ways that people worship. I saw it in Mexico, saw it on an American Indian reservation, and even saw a bit of it in Japan. I hope to find a gospel mass to attend while in New Orleans.