Along with 150 other worshipers, musicians, and creative kids from around the world, I have started the intensity that is the essentials blue course. The first week is about to end and as I look back on it, I realize that I have read quite a bit and thought quite a lot about theology, creativity, the nature of God, and how our thoughts on those things critically affects how we choose songs, select worship media and otherwise “craft” a worship experience for others to enter into.
And you know what? I am enjoying myself. I love the interaction with all these artist-thinkers. I love the contemplation. I love the mental crunches.
I mean, of course it’s important to sing songs about God that represent the truth about him. But why don’t I normally take that into consideration?
I considered our set list this week and realized that almost all the songs were exclusively about our love relationship with God. We must write more songs ourselves! There is such a dearth of songs about Justice and Creation.
Tomorrow I am going on a 24 hour retreat to a bed and breakfast. I will miss my family, but I will need it.