The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

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The Berlioz Requiem

On April 20 & 21 at 7:30 pm, the Wayne Oratorio Society will sing Hector Berlioz's massive Requiem.  This will be the fourth time the choir has performed this work in its history .  When it was last performed in March of 2001, Rev. Ken Blazier (1933-2009), one of the choir's basses at that time, wrote wonderful program notes which describe the composer and his music better than any I've ever read... Hector Berlioz (1803-69) has been called the leading musician of his age in... Read More
Posted by Jeff Fowler at Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 0 comments
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Numbers

I am a bit of a numbers guy.  If you told me that a team was doing well, say the Miami Heat, and won most of their games this season, I would say, “wow they must be pretty good.”  But if you were to tell me that they won 27 games straight this season, my jaw would drop.  Now this blog entry has nothing to do with basketball, nor is this a roundabout way of saying I am taking my talents to South Beach, but at the heart is it is one scary number for me: 80.  “More than 80%... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 0 comments
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Mystery of God

This week we begin a new adult education class about the Mystery of God.  Our teacher, Dr. Steve Boyer from Eastern University and I had a recent conversation about the topic.  Here is what he said about why the mystery of God matters.  I think you'll enjoy it, and hope you'll attend his class beginning this Sunday at 9:30am in the Chapel. -Laurie Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 2 comments
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The Alchemy of Preaching

People ask about preaching. From long time congregant to newly-minted convert, the questions always turn to preaching. How does it work? Where do you get your ideas? The question is as simple to answer as basic chemistry. Place one image after another until they thicken into phrases, coagulate into clauses, congeal into sentences. But the questions always run deeper: why do you do it? What’s it like? How can you stand it? In the questions is a hidden suspicion of a deeper alchemy at play—a... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 2 comments
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