Juke Joint Emancipation: Prophetic Voice Of The Blues - Proctor 5/4

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    Christ the King Episcopal Church
    The Rev. Richard Proctor, rector of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach, will speak at the May 4 meeting of the Emerald Coast Meditation Society. His topic will be “Juke Joint Emancipation: The Prophetic Voice of the Blues.” This event previously was scheduled for March 2, but due to an emergency was postponed.

    The ECMS will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King, at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98. The meeting, open free to the public, begins with 30 minutes of silent meditation.

    “Blues music has a deep connection with the ancient sacred texts of the world religions,” says Proctor. He will explore the connection between the sacred texts of the Judeo-Christian tradition and American blues music.

    Rev. Proctor joined Christ the King in June 2015. Prior to that he had served churches in Jacksonville, FL, and Reisterstown, MD. Before he became a priest, he toured the United States and Europe as the drummer for his band Tishamingo, recording three albums and logging in over 500,000 miles on the road.

    Many of his experiences on the road colored his understanding of how the church might be relevant “in the world” today.

    Richard, as he prefers to be called, was born and raised in Tallahassee, where his spiritual formation during the first two and a half decades of his life was mostly done at St. John’s Episcopal Church, notwithstanding a few sabbaticals away from the church. His seminary training was at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA., where he received a master of divinity degree, and The General Theological Seminary in New York City, where he received a master of sacred theology degree. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida State University in 1996.

    Richard married his “seminary sweetheart” – the Rev. Emily Rose Proctor – and they have one child. He still plays the drums and also enjoys rowing plus collecting and listening to vinyl records.

    The ECMS is an ecumenical group open free to anyone. It meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, September through June. The evening will end around 8 p.m. Anyone who would like meditation instruction should come at 6:15 p.m.

    Juke Joint Emancipation: Prophetic Voice of the Blues

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