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Friday, November 29, 2013

Matt Morris: Embracing diversity

Morris in 2008 (Photo by Joshrhinehart)
It seems as though the artist known as Teo Bishop is now coming back around again to being the devotee known as Matt Morris.

Devotion has long been Morris' middle name (not yet literally, but stay tuned); however, this devotion has changed in focus from Neo-Paganism to Christianity.

This ace singer-songwriter, who has collaborated with the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Cher and Mary J. Blige, is used to hobnobbing with earthly, as well as heavenly, stars.  After all, he is a member of the "Mouseketeer Alumni Club," along with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

Mark Oppenheimer of The New York Times explains that Morris "began a rise in the Pagan community" about three years ago.  In his Bishop in the Grove blog, Morris himself wrote this about spirituality:  Ministry, as I understand it, is the act of nurturing
that fire, both in yourself and in others.

Oppenheimer states that Morris has now also "reembraced Christianity.  He recently blogged, "I'm overwhelmed with thoughts of Jesus…"

Is devotion to Jesus incompatible with Paganism?  Morris doesn't seem to think so.  He remains "respectful of Paganism," and many Pagans continue to appreciate his generously-shared spiritual journey. 


Copyright November 29, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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