So I'm teaching a class on American religious history and of course we spent considerable time with the Moravians and other pietists, including the Brethren, in early America. By way of illustration, I passed around the “Litany of the Wounds” from the appendix in Craig Atwood’s Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem. To my surprise, they wanted to try it out! So next class period we divided into a mens "choir" and a womens "choir" and commenced a hearty recitation of the litany with all its gory delights. Another of my students (Nina Ferry), who’s a floor leader or RA (can’t remember which) has been referring to the "growth groups" on her dorm as conventicles! Makes me wonder what's next - a revival of the choir system ... renunciations of the administration as evil “Babylon”... or maybe a singstunde or two?