A u c k l a n d A o t e a r o a N e w Z e a l a n d
a n g l i c a n c h u r c h
October 6, 2014
Reverend Dr Helen Jacobi, the new vicar of inclusive Auckland church, St Matthew-in-the-City, ponders if the new musical about to take over our super city will make us ask bigger questions about life.
For those of us who were teenagers in the 70s, songs like “I don’t know how to love him” and “Could we start again please?” were part of our lives as we fell in and out of love.
For those of us who were churchgoers back then Jesus Christ Superstar broke into our world and shook us up. It presented the Jesus story as we had never imagined. The story was no longer isolated to a wooden pew, but was given a new lease of life, on stage.