And It Pleased the Lord:
A Rabbi and a Bishop Strike a Chord with Leonard Cohen
Archbishop Donald Bolen and Rabbi Jeremy Parnes are joined by Rev. Sarah Dymund (Trinity Lutheran) as they explore the spiritual questions in Leonard Cohen's work. What are the key themes that connect Cohen's songs? How does Cohen root his reflections on human experience in the spiritual sources of Judaism and Christianity?
Join the discussion at 6pm on Friday, April 20 at Living Spirit Centre (3018 Doan Dr., Regina). All are welcome to this free event that kicks off "A Taste of Skylight", http://bit.ly/TasteofSkylight! For more information, contact Nick Jesson at 306-352-1651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the fourth in a series of discussions about the work of Leonard Cohen. The previous evenings are available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi4wVCaUliR4DF_-Krl0Nt1NI-HVl-ytK
Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. An observant Jew, Cohen was strongly influenced by Christian and Buddhist themes, which he brought into his work. About his work, he said: "At our best, we inhabit a biblical landscape, and this is where we should situate ourselves without apology."