1. Erica C.
    July 28, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Matt! I love that you talk shop with us–even non-musically minded folks–so we can really get this corporate worship thing. I really have enjoyed David’s emphasis on the songs of ascent recently too. It’s just so cool that the gathering of God’s people is meant to include singing of psalms, hymns and other spiritual songs as well as those newbies.

    There is something in my soul that is touched with singing, something so right and deep that reaches the core of my being. I can’t imagine not having a forum to sing and express the range of my heart’s hurts and desires in both beautiful and vulnerable ways through song.


  2. matt
    July 29, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Thanks, Erica. I agree so much. I have recently realized how much engaging with Jesus through music helps me to actually be more humanly connected than otherwise. I grew up in a tradition that tended toward headiness, and I have lately been truly loving the way music can so effectively teach me how to emote. If truth is known then the emotion that follows is a valuable part of our humanity. Not divorcing intellect, emotion, and soul has become a pursuit of mine.

    Thanks for you encouragement Erica, and I am so glad that you choose to engage the way you do!


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