Author Archives: Steve-O

We are loved

British artist Charlie Mackesy says that the story of the prodigal son is most central to him “It is subversive and flies in the face of religion, religious sensibility and moral high ground. It suggests we are loved not for what … Continue reading

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Sting: ‘The Church’s Music and Liturgy Fed This Artistic Soul’

National Catholic Register: You’ve said in interviews about your contribution to the show that you were immersed and well-schooled in the music of the Church. What particular influences — musical and religious — were important to you in making the composition? … Continue reading

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RIP Lorrie Collins, rockabilly star

Los Angeles Times: “Lorrie Collins died on Aug. 4 at 76 in Reno, where she had been living in recent years. Her brother, Larry Collins, revealed the news via Facebook. He said her death was the result of complications from … Continue reading

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X exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa

Grateful to catch the exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of X, the legendary Los Angeles punk band, at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Katy Perry’s meeting with the Pope

Excerpt from Vogue Australia Katy Perry: “My mom has prayed for me my entire life, hoping I’d come back to God. I never left Him, I was just a little bit secular, I was more materialistic and more career-driven. But … Continue reading

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Hawke of Ages

By Tyler Daswick, Relevant Ethan Hawke is preoccupied with three questions: why we’re born, what we’re doing here and why we have to die. They’re eternal, essential ideas. And in his latest film, the acclaimed First Reformed, Hawke is grappling with each … Continue reading

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry meets backstage with U2, Bono to talk about Reclaiming Jesus

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry met backstage this week with U2 and front man Bono at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the Episcopal Church leader and the globally renowned rockers discussed Curry’s Reclaiming Jesus initiative. The meeting … Continue reading

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‘I Never Thought I Would Talk About It.’ So Florence Welch Put It in a Song.

By Melena Ryzik, New York Times Her fall tour for “High as Hope” is her biggest yet, with headlining stops at arenas like the Hollywood Bowl and Barclays Center in Brooklyn. At a preview show at the Brooklyn Academy of … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s quest for a new type of independence

“Hawaii is the only American state that was once a kingdom. The royal family was overthrown in 1893 with decisive help from President Benjamin Harrison and US Marines,” writes Stephen Kinzer of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs … Continue reading

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Evangelicals and the Devil’s Music

The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘n’ Roll by Randall Stephens is a must-read for those who dig the connection between faith and pop culture. “Much of what animates evangelical churches in the twenty-first century,” maintains … Continue reading

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