Smokin’ music at the top of Session 2! Whether that’s the style of music loaded on your iPod or not, it’s inspiring to see people using their gifts with wild abandon and loving it.
What's great about the next few days is that you'll experience a whole range of musical styles, like the worship at the end of the session. (Tip: don't miss Friday morning for some significant soul moments with Jay and Helena.)
The kind of stuff Nance was going after this morning is what fires me up: wrestling with the reality of hope and despair. Like Bono said, duality and tension are marks of great art….all part of wrestling truth to the ground and being honest with yourself and before God.
I’m sitting in the balcony with Doug, the guy from Axis...the one who was impacted by the phrase, "cynicism lacks courage." The amazing part of Doug’s story is that I think of Doug as one of the most hopeful people I know….still grounded in reality and grappling with the contradiction of the newspaper and the Bible, but full of life and encouragement for everyone he meets.
What about you….can you “breathe it in” this morning? Where is your heart?
God reigns, let the earth be glad.
Luke 24- Road to Emmaus
GK Chesterton- The American Chesterton Society
GK Chesterton Quotes
GK Chesterton “Orthodoxy”
Erwin McManus, “Soul Cravings”
Frederick Buechner info
Aaron Niequist “Enchanted” lyrics
Sam Shoemaker poem “I Stand at the Door”
Nickleback "Savin' Me" lyrics
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