...I shall attend Greenbelt next year.
"I was struck by the masculinity of the event. Men’s voices are generally stronger than women’s, but in most British churches women significantly outnumber men, so church singing tends to sound like a modified nuns’ chorus with a few scattered baritones thrown in for good measure. Hearing these deep voices also alerted me to the kind of lyrics in the hymns we were singing. Stories. Reflective theology. Understated but passionate commitment. There was none of the anodyne lyrics that fill so many contemporary choruses, ‘Jesus, I think you’re just so wonderful, I love you so much.’"