My co-blogger Dana King, recently published the above article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
I was struck by the reader comments; one reader was disappointed that there weren't more Mormon hymns.
I love the Mormon hymns. So many of them help me bear testimony to what I believe in a way that words can't.
But wouldn't their singing all Mormon hymns have defeated the primary purpose for bringing the choir to St. Louis?
Which, I think is, to help us make friends as a church. Friends that we could use a lot more of. And friends that only music and the Mormon Tabernacle choir can help us make.
To make those friends, we need to reach across the aisle -- to hear the Choir sing songs we don't know.
To find all that is virtuous, lovely or praiseworthy, and seek after these things.
With our neighbors.