Beats 'n' Bibles - The clerical rebels | DW Documentary

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Maximilian Bode and Christopher Schlicht cruise into church on skateboards. And instead of clerical garb, the two young pastors with Bremerhaven’s Emmaus congregation tend to their flock sporting purple hair, baseball caps and tattoos. Many churches in Germany are languishing, their services largely empty. But the services held by Chris Schlicht and Max Bode attract new worshippers. The two pastors want to brush off the church’s musty image. Rather than clerical garb, when they step up to the pulpit they’re just as likely be sporting a leather jacket or baseball cap. To appeal to a younger generation of churchgoers, they’ve also started experimenting with new forms of religious worship. They’ve brought in a band for their services, playing music that appeals to a contemporary crowd. The idea is proving popular; Bremerhaven’s Emmaus congregation is bringing both young and old back into the fold. A report by Sylvia Wassermann. #documentary #freedocumentary __ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: DW Documentary: DW Documental (Spanish): DW Documentary (Arabic): For more visit: Instagram: Facebook: We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel:
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