Michael Glen Bell and Duane W. H. Arnold – Mystic Chapel

Mystic Chapel - Cover

Our first album, Martyrs Prayers, asked the question, “What would you die for?” It was our small attempt of speaking musically to the issue of “cheap grace” as defined by one martyr in particular, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. From Ignatius of Antioch to Oscar Romero we considered those who had given their lives for the faith.

Our second album, Mystic Chapel, asks another question, “What if we still believed?”. We came to faith in a time when something was happening. It wasn’t programmed, it wasn’t planned, but it was real. The theology was not deep or profound and there was much that we needed to learn, but we believed, and that belief was translated into a movement that changed the Church, changed the style and substance of ministry, changed worship and changed music. It was a time when it seemed nothing was impossible.  Continue reading “Michael Glen Bell and Duane W. H. Arnold – Mystic Chapel”

The Martyrs Project – Romero

Following the publication on my blog of the late Archbishop Romero’s last word, I have received the following message from Duane Arnold:

From your website, I thought you might enjoy seeing a music video that we just produced on Oscar Romero. The singer is a deacon, Michael Glen Bell, and the film maker is Owen Thomas (The Elms). The Project is the subject of a three part podcast by Bishop Christopher Coyne of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis which you may link to here.

Click on the image below to go to the video [I have put the link at the top of this blog post]. Feel free to use it on your site, review the album or video, or blog about The Project. If you do, let us know so we can put a link on ours. If you are interested in a story on The Project, please get back to us. We are located in Indianapolis. You can follow us on Twitter @martyrsproject.

With thanks,