Sometimes I have a thought (or two, or three) that is in need of development. Sometimes I have developed thoughts in need of expression and articulation. This blog will play host to some of that articulation.
Part of my idea for this blog is to center around church music. I have a collection and I’d like to share it with the world. One of the highlights of my year is teaching at The Singing School at Abilene Christian University. It’s worth it to me to box up 200+ church music books, just so my students can actually see what their instructors are talking about. Sometimes I wish that I could spend a few moments sharing why each of those books is special, what unique features they have, and why they’re worth having in a collection. For the most part, though, the classroom is not the place for that. For the last year I’ve tossed the idea about creating a personal blog to share my collection.
Some of the books I have are for sale. As I post information about books for sale, I’ll let you know which they are. This is a great way to build a library.
I also enjoy personal epiphanies on a semi-regular basis. These may involve things which you’ve already come to grips with, but they’re new to me. These may be political, sociological, or psychological, but often as not they’ll be theological. If this blog makes you think about something for the first time, or in along novel lines of inquiry, then I will consider it a success. On the other hand, if it’s simply a repository for my thoughts, I’ll probably be happy with that, too.
I thrive on feedback (who doesn’t?): let me know what you think; share this blog with others who might find it interesting.