my humble little blog serves as a repository of snapshots of my life at any given time. i’m glad to have it. of course, the yin to that yang is that i’m also slightly horrified every so often when i look back and see something that i so strongly believed at a sepcific time and i, well, don’t so much now (to say the least). fortunately, it’s only on display for the few thousand unique visitors each month that stumble upon this blog.
i can’t imagine what it’s like to have spent 20+ years sharing my theologies and bearing my soul to hundreds of thousands (or millions?) of people. that’s exactly what derek webb has done since he began writing songs as a part of the grassroots christian band caedmon’s call and continued for nearly a decade as a solo artist. so does derek, like myself, ever look back with any contrition about past songs or specific lyrics.
on tuesday, august 28, 2001, i didn’t make it to my 9 a.m. writing class. when i left my house that morning, i had every intention of being in attendance but ultimately, it didn’t happen.
for the first time. in almost 8 years. christen and i are going on a proper(ish) vacation.
yes friends, we’re escaping. we’ve somehow brainwashed my parents into believing that they’d have a good time if our children stayed with them for 3 days (yeah, it’s a relatively brief vacation, but we take what we can get…). they bit and we’ll be dropping them off and heading to kansas city for a few days. (we’re very thankful for them and our kids are super excited…and i think my parents are also.)
in friendly conversations, i’ve argued that the 00s were the greatest music decade ever. now, for my own pure love (and nostalgia), i’ll take the 90s, but the aughts might just be the best in terms of just sheer musicality. the 00s was a great time for music lovers.
last week, I posted news about derek webb’s announcement that the original members of caedmon’s call have been writing and recording a new album (which is tentatively set to release some time in 2010). now, another late-90′s breakout christian musician has re-entered the conversation: jennifer knapp. jennifer knapp released the critically aclaimed, kansas in 1998, ushering in a new sound [...]
one of the most dangerous things to do is to quantify a promise. here’s an example: i will run 2 miles every tuesday for the next 3 months. i’ve a.) made a promise to run, and b.)i’ve quantified the amount of said promised running. the issue here is that it’s difficult to ever live up to the promise. it’s basically [...]