What on earth is the Lectionary trying to do lead us into as we go through Holy Week? Tripp Hudgins, an ethnomusicology Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Theological Union breaks it down for us. He leads us into an understanding of this week as the center of the church’s life, and invites us to see the Lections as an invitation to create a space for experiencing the gravity of the death of God. We catch a vision for a week-long, unbreaking service that does not resolve until Easter.
You won’t want to miss Tripp’s insights, or the sometimes-vocal contributions of his baby, in this first ever LectioCast holiday special.
Tripp Hudgins is Director of Admissions at American Baptist Seminary of the West and is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Theological Union studying liturgy and ethnomusicology. His academic interests include ritual theory, the use of popular music in religious settings, and meaning making through sound or “sonic theology.” He is a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the American Academy of Religion. He has served as an adjunct professor and Teaching Assistant at various schools across the GTU including American Baptist Seminary of the West, Pacific School of Religion, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific.