Reformation Day

Yesterday was Reformation Day, which is pretty nice to commemorate. I think it’s important that we as a college ministry recognized that. I can’t believe that the Reformation didn’t start in America, I mean didn’t salvation come through of America? Lol.

I recalled a Rich Mullins quote yesterday during the music set. When people approached him after a concert and said, “Wow Rich, I could really feel the Spirit moving during that one song” his response would be “Actually that wasn’t the Spirit, that was when the bass drum was going”. Or something like that. Not that I’ve never noticed it before, but when there are driving electric guitar parts during the music the most hands are raised. I think that music can and should stimulate our emotion, but should it control it? I’m not so sure. I wonder what the response would be if they did have a driving electric guitar part during words like: “I’m so happy, I’m so happy, I’m so happy”. Should we play in such away that captures one’s emotions? I don’t really know, I need to try to figure that out. I think I try to appeal to minds first, and then hearts, but maybe I’ve been unbalanced in my approach.

I really have no problem with hands being raised, I think it some ways it’s natural, but the timing of it is a little suspect. Really though, I’d rather not let them be a unnecessary distraction, and I try to not think of about it too often, so I’m just getting that off my chest in some fashion.


About clydeblogs
I am husband to my sweetheart Lisa, and we are parents of our sweetheart Claire Renae and the curiously cute Evan. I wish I could say that I speak a little, and think a lot, but I think I speak a lot and think less than I should.

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