Dr. Rev. Eugene Lowry will present “Jazz and Christianity” at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.
In this musical lecture, Dr. Lowry takes the listeners through the story of the birth of jazz, particularly as it relates to Christianity and the black experience in America. This little-known story of how the church participated in the formation of the art form of jazz is accomplished by a combination narrative address and concert. Featured at the keyboard are such songs as Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Amazing Grace, St. Louis Blues, and By and By.
An ordained United Methodist minister, Dr. Lowry holds a doctorate in the philosophy of education from the University of Kansas. He served as professor of preaching for over 30 years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a published author, and has preached in hundreds of churches, conferences and regional events in over 20 denominations, as well as lecturing in over 50 graduate theological seminaries across North America. He and his wife live in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Lowry has performed concerts in the Phoenix area, and will be performing at Sun Lakes UMC for the first time. The performance is open to the public with a free will offering taken. For more information, call the church office at 480-895-8766 or go to www.sunlakesumc.org. Sun Lakes United Methodist Church is located at 9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes.