reverend billy

Hair That Touches Heaven

by Shaun Manning January 17, 2012

University of Michigan Press author Bill Talen presented his unique brand of evangelism last week at Busboys & Poets in Washington, DC. Previewing the event, where Talen discussed his Reverend Billy persona and recent book, The Reverend Billy Project: From Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping, the Washington Post’s free daily Express looked at Talen’s history as a performer. “Reverend Billy has hair so high it practically touches heaven,” the Express article begins. “He wears a white suit and a collar that marks him as a man of God.” But the sins Reverend Billy […]

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Reverend Billy returns with the “Church of Earth-a-lujah” in a series of appearances

by Trade Marketing January 19, 2011

“After ten years we ARE a church, if a post-religious one.” Every Sunday starting January 30th, Reverend Billy, the revivalist preacher created by performance artist Bill Talen, is inviting readers to revel in the glory of the Reverend’s worship-show, “The Church of Earth-a-lujah.” Reverend Billy is the subject of The Reverend Billy Project: From Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping by Savitri D and Bill Talen. The Reverend has attracted an international following as he has railed in white suit and clerical collar against the evils of excessive consumerism and corporate irresponsibility. Hosted every […]

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