Sunday, July 17, 2005
more on sufjan stevens
Once again, I'd like to say that Sufjan Stevens is an amazing chap. (Recall that I urged you to check him out previously.) If you haven't done so, go out and buy all of his records, including his latest, Illinois. This guy seems to be a pretty profound Christian. Its especially evident in his album Seven Swans.
Here is a pertinent excerpt from an interview with Stevens at the Onion A.V. Club.
O: Also, you're Episcopalian, and growing up Episcopalian is not really the same thing as growing up, say, Southern Baptist.
SS: I wasn't actually raised Episcopalian. I go to a kind of Anglo-Catholic church now that I've been going to for the last three years, but I haven't really been raised that way. I'm definitely entrenched in the tradition now. I kind of admire it for being so traditional and sort of unchanging and unwavering in a lot of its doctrine, but also very sort of open and broad in its understanding of human nature. I like that it's kind of open to the discussion about the tensions between those two things.
O: No Episcopal youth camps in your past?
SS: I missed all that. I've read in a couple stories that I was raised Episcopalian, but that's not true. I think that's just people assuming things. In some ways, I wish I was raised Episcopalian. I was kind of raised hodgepodge.
Read the whole thing here.
Posted by gwb at 10:15 PM