How Do You Measure?

How Do You Measure?

Mark 4:24

And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.”

I like this verse.

I wrote it down and then read some commentary by theological scholars.

Now as I was reading their commentaries my first thought was “Gee, they should call these guys Biblical lawyers or theological engineers.”

Why? Continue reading

Music Isn’t Evil But Some People Are

Music Isn’t Evil But Some People Are

Psalms 49:3-4

My mouth shall speak wisdom, the mediation of my heart shall be understanding.  I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

What I like most about these verses is the final line, “I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.”

It speaks of how spiritual music is and how music can move you emotionally and that it should.

It speaks of the idea that music can open you up to thoughts and feelings, to see things differently. Music is very powerful.

It says to me that King David would use the melodies, chords, rhythms and sounds of music to help him settle his mind, calm his soul and contemplate the answers to the questions and problems of his life.

It says to me music is holy. Continue reading

Use The Groove. Let Go.

Use The Groove. Let Go.

When I was getting ready to get my blog up and running I had to write my “About” page.  I was 99.9% sure I was going to call my blog “About The Groove”, so I decided to do some online research to see what others had to say about “the groove”.

Much to my dismay most articles and posts about “the groove” tried to give it a scientific calculated definition.  Most of these articles were provided by professors and engineering types (and I don’t mean recording engineers).

Leave it to the intelligentsia to take something as ethereal and beautiful as “the groove” and try to define it as a formula or some complicated scientific equation.  In other word, suck the life out of it.

See why I have such a disdain for engineers (again not recording engineers).  It’s what they do.  They take simplicity and turn it into a cesspool of complications and explanations that feed their egos.  They turn it to the dark side.

Anyway to me “the groove” is simple. Continue reading