Michael Battle is the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993.
Q&A with Michael Battle
Q: What are your two favorite hymns or songs for worship?
A: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” and “Jesus Remember Me” (Taize)
Q: What is your favorite worship service or part of the Book of Common Prayer?
A: Good Friday Service
Q: What project are you working on now?
A: A book, Tutu, South African Confessor: A Spiritual Biography of Desmond Tutu.
A: The focus on the daily offices. I was ordained by Tutu and took the vow in that ordination rite to say the daily office.
Q: Any experiences of worship in South Africa from the trips you have taken with students that have been especially meaningful to you?
A: Worship in townships is spectacular!
See more about Michael Battle, his books, and projects on his website.
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