Redeemer Lives!

Music in Response to Murder (with Jeff Bray)

December 20, 2020 Redeemer Lutheran Church Season 1 Episode 4
Redeemer Lives!
Music in Response to Murder (with Jeff Bray)
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Redeemer Lives!
Music in Response to Murder (with Jeff Bray)
Dec 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Redeemer Lutheran Church

In the early hours of Friday, March 29th 2019, Johnny Smith, also known as “Tennessee”, was bludgeoned to death in his sleeping bag on the east steps of our church. I remember the events and the feelings of those days vividly. As a church, our response needed to reflect our faith and send a distinct message to the neighborhood. Part of the response was worship; Sunday morning was just 48 hours from the time we were starting to get our heads together about this. And of course, especially for Lutherans, music would be a key part of the response. How does a community of faith respond musically to a murder on its doorstep? We’ll be exploring that with today’s guest, Jeff Bray.

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Show Notes

In the early hours of Friday, March 29th 2019, Johnny Smith, also known as “Tennessee”, was bludgeoned to death in his sleeping bag on the east steps of our church. I remember the events and the feelings of those days vividly. As a church, our response needed to reflect our faith and send a distinct message to the neighborhood. Part of the response was worship; Sunday morning was just 48 hours from the time we were starting to get our heads together about this. And of course, especially for Lutherans, music would be a key part of the response. How does a community of faith respond musically to a murder on its doorstep? We’ll be exploring that with today’s guest, Jeff Bray.

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=9hHjxUuhhogc12uVE0ApCBlabk0X1IKXUFde3nmrHQYA1gG27ACi4Y-yszuSVxzAySQ1EZugd6K-MdG_)