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The Boundary Between Sacred and Profane.

Saturday 27 February

Our Wednesday Lenten speaker, The Rev’d Canon Robin Gamble made many links and associations as he looked at the theme, “Lazarus, is Bowie now with God?”

Robin wove a picture of David Bowie as a chameleon showman, who exercised his art with a sense of spirituality. 

While looking at various lyrics throughout Bowie career the Freddie Mercery memorial event at Wembley enhanced this perspective. Before a crowded stadium Bowie knelt and recited the Lord’s Prayer as the audience were completely silent. In the middle of a concert for his lost friend, a prayer.

Robin talked of Bowie as having career that operated in the unstable boundary between the sacred and profane.

And I thought of the Jesus story and our Christian calling.