A Yoga-Inspired Easter Sermon?

Via Roger Wolsey
on Apr 27, 2011
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Om Shanti and Jesus Lives?

That was the Easter message that was delivered at Boulder’s Wesley Chapel.  We started the Mosaic Gospel Choir last year and it may be the only inter-faith Gospel choir in history.  Comprised of Christians, Buddhists, and neo-pagans in roughly equal thirds, the choir performs as part of a worship service near the end of the fall and spring semesters.

The choir is directed by musician extraordinaire, Gary Grundei, who teaches music at Naropa University.  We meet on Wednesday nights at 7PM at Wesley Chapel during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Feel free to contact us at webmaster at wesleyf dot org if you’d like to join us!

I’m blessed to be the pastor/chaplain for this campus ministry and to sing in the choir too.

As part of these special services that feature our Gospel choir, I also preach messages/sermons that tend to be a bit non-traditional.

I called this one, “Bound and Busted to Free in Faith.”

We sang sang about 9 songs & the message was delivered just before last song; i.e., right after singing Bob Dylan’s I Shall be Released, and an Om Shanti kirtan chant, “Verse on Reality.”

Here’s a link to that song:

(option 2 for the song: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905954/Verse%20On%20Reality.mp3?w=f94017e9 )

And here’s the message:

(option 2 for the message: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905954/Roger%27s%20Sermon.mp3 )

… live people, live.

Namaste happens.  Happy Easter.


Wolsey is the author of Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity.


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


9 Responses to “A Yoga-Inspired Easter Sermon?”

  1. Karen says:

    I really want to hear the song and read the message, but the links are not working, at least for me. It leads to a "drop box" feature??

  2. Roger Wolsey says:

    Hmm. it may be that in order to listen to these clips, one has to become a "member" (its free) of http://www.dropbox.com then, once you're in the system, you should have access to any such clips. Any one else know more?

  3. Roger Wolsey says:

    This just in: (option 2 for the song: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905954/Verse%20On%20Rea…. )

    (option 2 for the message: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905954/Roger's%20S…. )

  4. Roger Wolsey says:

    This just in:

    (option 2 for the song: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905954/Verse%20On%20Rea…. )

    (option 2 for the message: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11905954/Roger's%20S…. )

  5. Cynthia says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful, insightful sermon! And the song is beautiful!

  6. Charlotte says:

    Excellent. We all need to unite our spirituality together. It's already united by the Grace of God, it's up to us humans to act next. Great step forward.

  7. guest says:

    and you should use Rogers invite because that gets him more free space on his dropbox.