Springsteen Points A Way

Check out Luke Hill’s reportoing on Bruce Springsteen at dotCommonweal. A few pieces:

Much  of the audience at a typical Bruce Springsteen concert looks like the  folks you might see at the 11:00 Sunday Mass in suburban parishes across  the country.  (In some cases, they are the same people.)   There’s one notable difference: the people at Springsteen’s shows sing.   They sing song after song—knowing every word, catching the slightest  tempo change, reasonably in tune and definitely in full voice.

Hey! But I concede my parish doesn’t have a typical 11AM Sunday Mass.

You may need (at age 62!) to give 3 1/2 hour  concerts—comforting, challenging and inspiring your audience with  songs old and new.

I guess most all of our Easter Vigils have some catching up to do. Not just in the 210-minute department.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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5 Responses to Springsteen Points A Way

  1. I think that the word “Christ” is overused. The name of the Son of God is Jesus, in English. Try, whenever “Christ” appears in any text, read “Jesus.” Names, given names, mean a great deal to people.

  2. Todd says:

    An interesting comment. “Christ” is perhaps used better when in context of the mission of the Lord Jesus. And no doubt, Jesus is a more intimate, personal expression.

    Jesus loves me, this I know.

    Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

    Though I think the Lord understands if usage is a bit blurred now and then.

      • Charles says:

        Well, I’m not sure of the import of Luke’s Boss Celebration-is it s’posed to be allegorical to how we’ve done business music-wise roughly in the same era as the Boss…are we to glean specific insights into eliciting FACP (full, active…as if you didn’t know!) by Boss Emulation (that sounds like an effects pedal!)….er, what’s up, Doc?

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