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Monday, April 20, 2009
Ministering mime is interpreting gospel music, using illustrations and non-verbal methods to allow the congregation to understand what you are doing just like Ezekiel demonstrated in the Old Testament... Gospel music has a rich history in the black community and can be traced back as early as the 18th century and before blacks were allow to read or write...gospel music was an expressive means through which black folks could communicate and participate in worship.... In the tradition of the old black church, call and response in singing and in speaking has been and continues to be a foundation on which the gospel is delivered...But from the ghettos of Harlem and the streets of South Central to a little country church in Alabama this movement,of" Mimes Dance" has surprisingly been gaining momentum...I am also aware that some pastors don't acknowledge this as a ministry or allow it with- in the church walls...But according to identical twins (Keith and Karl)their ministry of mime is a silently interpretation of contemporary Gospel music with dramatic gestures and animated facial expressions, portraying man’s resistance of life’s evil temptations and his transformation from doubter to believer....Some believe like the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel who was called to announce God’s judgment on Israel and other nations and to proclaim restoration for God’s people that his preaching was not well received by the Jews who were with him in captivity (Chapter 3) so God gave Ezekiel many methods, illustrations and demonstrations to help get the message across to the Jews, (Chapters 4,5). Ezekiel acted out most of the methods and did illustrations for Israel. Israel later became restored again and God renewed the temple and a new Jerusalem (Chapter 40). A wonderful interview here!