Tag: music

  • The Church Bells All Were Broken

    It’s a line from the Don McLean’s classic American Pie. … but not a word was spoken …. the church bells all were broken This is a great, yet tragic song. Tragic not only in the event that prompted the song, but tragic in this line. Why was there silence? Why were church bells broken,…

  • Yesterday … All My Trouble Seemed So Far Away (Our Story Through Music)

    We all have experienced it … yes, even you. That emptiness within us that longs for purpose, that void as if not all the pieces are in place, that question of what is this all about (and often the question is left unanswered). We try to fill that void with so many things … possessions,…

  • The Song that is Stuck in My Head

    My brain is a perplexity of conundrums. As I talk to myself and listen to the voices in there, I find some highly unusual conversations. But this week, it’s been about a song. There are songs that just stick in there. (Like the military cadence to Baby Shark … ugh). They ramble around and I…

  • Pink Floyd … Time (Our Story as Experienced Through Music)

    It’s a bit different. You don’t normally have your pastor tell you to listen to Pink Floyd in preparing for Bible studies. But that’s how I roll. Every one of us has a story, a life journey that is filled with questions, drama, soul searching, relationships, and a search for something bigger, something beyond ourselves.…

  • Importance of Music and the Lyrics that Go with it

    All day long I’ve been listening and making music selections. I’ve been repeatedly going over the choir’s choices for the next two weeks and laying out the worship that highlights not only the flow but the message. I don’t want to write too much (everybody is reading about UVAs victory anyway) so I leave you…

  • I Committed Musical Heresy

    This past Sunday, Christmas Sunday of all days, I made an informational blunder during my children’s message. I had a gimmick that I thought would get a great point across. I had a 100 meter rope lined up and down the aisles. Then I had the kids scatter down the aisles and grab the rope.…

  • Shout It to the Heavens

    Washington DC. RFK Stadium. 50,000 men. Preaching by greats like EV Hill and more. Gathered for one reason. To worship God. When the singing began, the stadium rocked and vibrated. Now I am sure it did that for the football teams that played there back then. I mean, I root for the Redskins quite often,…