Lisa and Michael Gungor brought their One Wild Life Acoustic Tour to our rental space at 1125 S. Broad Street on Monday. It was a lovely evening.
As people arrived they were invited to write a specific body part on a sticky note and put it on the life size bodies on the wall. This was a symbolic act of each person’s particularity. Invitation to participate continued as the show began when Anita Grace Brown helped us get opened up to receive whatever God had for us. Deep breaths and hands open like a lotus lifted to the sky and then a beautiful shared chorus of Open the Eyes of My Heart led by Dan McGowan.
Then Nate Lapeer opened with a thoughtful set full of opportunities for audience participation: claps, knee slaps, and falsetto vocal riffs. Band mate, Dalton Sitzler, brought new meaning to the cajón. My (Ben White) personal favorite song was “Men without Lungs,” a high-five reference to C.S. Lewis’ book Abolition of Man. (which I recommend highly along with Lapeer’s music).
Lisa and Michael Gungor started their set with “Am I” from the One Wild Life: Soul Album. They released three albums in one year: “Spirit,” “Soul,” and “Body.” The rest of the song selections were generated from conversations with the audience. The evening probably hit it’s apex, in my opinion, when we passed the light around during “Light.” Check out the clip:
Thanks to Gungor and Lapeer for coming out. We had a lot of fun and I’ve been hearing stories of beautiful spiritual experiences from people who made it out. Keep up with Circle of Hope events by subscribing to our mailing list at the bottom of circleofhope.net